It's Her Party

2.16.2012

This is the post I've been avoiding for the last few weeks because- well- I just don't want to face it. My baby will be one in just a little over 3 months!! Although I usually procrastinate on a lot of things, this is one thing that I don't want to put off until the last minute- even if it is hard on my tender Momma heart. I'm not planning on going over the top but I do want my baby girl's first birthday to be special, just like she is. I'm also planning on doing as much DIY as possible so I need to make a decision and get started. We all know how fast time flies!

I've been pinning ideas for a while now and along the way I've found a few themes that I think are really cute. (All pictures are linked to their original source in the title)








But last week I started looking a little more seriously and I fell in love with three themes.

If we went with this one we could do lots of bright colors and fun decorations. I'm sure we could come up with an adorable outfit for her to wear. Plus I just love "Onederland." I think it is such a cute idea and it would make for a very fun party!



This theme is perfect for this picture-obsessed Momma! Plus the time really has gone by in a flash...and I think we could do lots of fun things with this theme.


This is one is very sentimental to me and so fitting for our sweet girl. I sing this song to her all the time, I have the necklace that matches, and she really is my little sunshine. If we went with this theme I think I would do yellow and pink with a little splash of orange, just like these pictures. The colors are beautiful and perfect for a sweet little girl and I found an invitation that I am in love with!





And no matter what theme I choose, here are just a few of the ideas that I want to incorporate somehow.









And, of course, an adorable outfit!


So- what you guys think? Which of the last three themes do you like best? Most importantly, which theme is most fitting for our little princess?




The Shamblins said...

The onederland is such a cute idea but I think I like the sunshine pictures the best! Maybe you could somehow tie them together. I'm sure that which ever one you go with will be a very special party for Emerson! I've been thinking about Walker's too. How is it possible for our babies to be approaching one??!!

Andrea said...

oh how adorable!!!! I am loving the Onederland party!!! Although all of them are cute. I never saw the idea for Onederland as in Alice in wonderland when I was looking for ideas, I did see one for Winter Onederland. Emerson in Onederland would be soooo cute!

jessica sisson said...

I think the sunshine is so fitting and you can have so much fun with it!! I can't believe how fast time has gone! It feels like just yesterday we were sitting by the pool at Bora Bora and you weren't even prego! Oh my goodness!! Miss you! Have big news to tell you to. I'll send you a private message.

Christine said...

I love the zebra & the onederland! I was (just today) drivng down the NJ turnpike from work - I work at Mcguire AFB and I see this tractor trailer truck with Emersons name one it! I tried to snap a picture but trucks on the turnpike dont seem to follow the speed limit so I wasnt able to - but it made me think of your little sweetpea today! I hope you have a good day!

Beth Ann said...

I think all 3 are adorable but it sounds like the sunshine theme is the most fitting! :) My friend's little girl's 1st birthday party is in a few days and her theme is "Winter Onederland." :)

Michelle said...

Gosh I love all the ideas ... but I'm going to go with Onederland ... mostly because you could recycle the other ideas for another birthday but she'll only turn one once!

Just the Two of US said...

No no, she can't be almost one, there is no way... tear..

I love the rainbow party! my favorite!

~Momma to Twin Girls~ said...

OH how cute Tami - I am loving all these adorable ideas. I personally like the My little sunshine idea especially since it's so close to your heart and has a true meaning with you and Emerson. But I know with whatever you go with will just be adorable! :)

Allison said...

I LOVE the My Little Sunshine idea, I think that's so precious!!! I love all of your ideas for her 1st birthday and can't wait to see what you choose!

Lyndsey said...

Well I'm partial to One Year in a Flash because that's what I'm doing for Liam's party! But more boy-friendly of course, no pink!

I love the color scheme for the My Little Sunshine theme too - pink, yellow, and orange are so bright and fun! I'm sure whatever you put together for E will be perfect!

The Jeffcoats said...

I love your ideas for your little princess' party and I know whichever one you choose is going to be adorable!!!! I have to say that my 2 favorites are the Onederland and the sunshine one! :) Can't wait to see what you choose!

Natalie said...

I know exactly how you feel-I have been thinking about Callyn's 1st birthday since she was like a month old because I could tell how fast time was going to fly-I'm crazy!
I love the Onederland idea! :) I love the sunshine one too since it's special to you, but I think you can only do Onederland this one time and you could always do sunshine next year or any year! Love the time capsule idea, too!

Amber said...

such great ideas for birthday ideas. Ive never seen the onederland until Pinterest. I do love the little sunshine also.

Joeylee said...

I love the my little sunshine. I cant wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will be perfect.

Dana said...

I like the Sunshine theme but I did also like the rainbow theme and thought that would be an easy one. So much fun for girls. Can't wait to see what all you decide on!

Natalie said...

I really like the ladybug and the wild zebra theme. The rainbow party seems like fun too! I think Emerson is going to have so much fun!

lori said...

i LOVE the zebra... if i had a little girl- i would HAVE to do something with animal print... i love it! its a little plain, but i think with some pink in there- it would be so cute.

and i love everything that you want to incorporate- the guestbook, party hat, time capsule, photo banner and tutu!

ajs {of MN} said...

i love the little sunshine idea AND love that thumbprint guest print!

Mom said...

Can't wait to see which one you choose. All of them are precious. It will be so much fun. Just glad we are going to be here for her 1st Birthday. Love you.

Kelli Kegley said...

I started early with my sons first bday too. I never regretted it, though! Now I'm planning his 2nd :( I love all the themes, but I think the sunshine one is my favorite!

Mrs. Magnolia said...

I love the Emerson in Onderland theme but as awesome and cute as it is, I think the Sunshine theme is perfect for her.

This party sounds like so much fun. I want to be invited :)

Lil' Woman said...

Love the rainbow party, so bright and festive!

Anna & Kirby said...

Come on... that's too hard of a decision to put on yourself! I love them all... maybe the ladybug or wild child ones are my favorite.

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I love everything! Some of these themes are ones I've pinned for my girls. The rainbow one I want to do one day when they are old enough to make little paintings! Turning one is such a bittersweet time for a momma!

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