Here are some things I've found online that I'm interested in re-creating or tweaking to use for Reece's birthday. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
My friend Lindsay, who has her own photography business in Florida, did this idea for her daughter's first birthday. I thought it was so cute, and I'm planning on commissioning my sister in law to make it for me. (Surprise, Nikki!)
I love the idea for this banner, made by Polka Dots and Pirates. I'm pretty sure I could rig something similar myself!
I really love these personalized birthday bibs from Golden, but sadly, cannot afford to spend that on a bib. I am thinking that I could buy a cute patterned bib for cheaper, and hand stitch a number one on there, or even do some sort of iron on transfer if my sewing skills (or lack thereof) fail me!
She also does these cute hats.
Again, out of my price range, but then I saw this cute hat from Emma Lee's Boutique. It is actually a clip or a headband, which I think would stay put on Reece's head a lot better!
My sister just made a tutu for her daughter's birthday, and I am expecting a tutorial from her when I see her on our family vacation next week. Soooo cute! (This is my niece, Andi. Isn't she adorable??)
These personalized bloomers are also from Golden. Again, not in my budget, nor do I know how to re-create them, but aren't they sooooo adorable??
Now of course, a good party has good food. Aside from doing pizza, chips, and pop (pretty sure that's what will be on the menu) I'll be making these multi-colored cupcakes that I did awhile back.
I plan on swirling the frosting up, and then decorating with Skittles....
....and perhaps making some of my own cupcake toppers like these cute ones from Polka Dots and Pirates.
I tried making this birthday plate for Reece at a Super Saturday our ward just had. The sample plate was very nice looking, but I did not have such luck. Modge Podgeing pictures onto a curved plate did not work for me. Pictures are too thick, and the curve makes it tricky. So, I play to take these same pictures and have them color copied. I think paper will go on a bit easier! I won't be putting it around the curved part, either. I think I'll just paint the edge with acrylic paint, and put the pictures on the flat part. I'll have to be careful washing it of course, but I'm only planning to pull this baby out for birthdays. And if it gets ruined, well, I can make another one!
And look at these cute personalized spoons from The Vintage Pearl. Probably something I can't afford, but they are so cute!
I don't have pictures of this, but I'll probably make a little favor bag of candy and dollar store toys for the kids. My friend Sarah did this for her son's birthday, and she attached a little fact about her son to each favor bag. I think that is super cute!
So that's where I'm at with Reece's birthday. I want to make her her own special little cake, not just give her a cupcake like everyone else's. Will she know the difference? Of course not! But I will. It's her first birthday and I want it to be special!
Any other ideas out there you creative people would like to share?