Monday, December 12, 2011

Quincy and Miles turn 1 !!

It seems so fast. So fast it is almost cruel, I can't believe a year ago I was just entering the new adventure of being a Mom of twins. Quincy and Miles are my biggest surprise in life, a gift I did not expect, nor know how to receive. I have stumbled through it at times, and at other times felt like I had it all under control, only to stumble again. What they have given us this past year is a feeling of completeness, and love. They made Darrian a brother, and they made Keith and I more capable parents. The laughs, I would put up with the sleepless nights several times over to have those laughs in my life.

Now you all know me, I love a birthday party. Or a party period. I love planning all the details, I love seeing it come together. When I was asked if I wanted to have the c-section on Monday or Friday I choose Friday so their actual birthday would fall on a Saturday for the party. :) When they were a few month old I saw all the "thing 1, thing 2 parties" and decided on something different. I loved the idea of a "one in a flash" type theme, I saw a shirt Darrian had with blue and orange and decided on that being the colors. I wanted vintage and frill, even a little as a Mom of three boys and little frill to go around :). I love how it all came together.

I usually end up not making many things myself. I come up with the idea, and I go out and find a vendor to make it happen given it be Etsy or a local vendor. This year I thought I would do a dessert table. When the quote came back at $600 !!!!!! and it did not even include one ounce of food for the party, just a table, platters, and a backdrop I went back to the drawing board. In telling my woes to a few friends they were generous and offered to help by making cookies, marshmallow pops for the party.

A celebration really only has to include (in my opinion) a cake and some lovely loved one's, all this stuff is bonus. However I love doing the extra stuff, and making it special for my guys.

Here is a photo dump.. actually there may be two :)

The cakes on the cake stands I made, with the banners I made using printable's from Barbara Neeley Designs.

The boys invite created by BN designs, framed by the photobooth set up.

Fondant camera cupcake toppers from LC Cakes on Etsy.
marshmallow pops Sol made
set up of Q's side with cupcakes, cake stand, and Q I painted and the crepe paper backdrop I did.

Photo "1" I made using pictures of the boys through the year

I ended up renting the vintage cameras, suitcase, crate and couple other items from Milk Glass Vintage rentals. She is reasonable and so easy to work with.


Heather @ Glitter and Gloss said...

Your parties are always so amazing! I really love the "1" collage you did - what a great idea!!

And $600?! I don't understand where some people get off charging the prices they do.

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