Today is the day. The day my little Eli boy turns one, the year has been a quick one, He has grown so much since April 14th, 2016. There is so much I will miss about this first year with Eli!
With everything that’s happened this month already, and what felt like a non-stop month for us last month, I completely failed at planning anything for Eli! With a lot of our friends and family back home in CA, we decided to keep it simple. I threw a very last minute, and I’m talking about only a week advance in planning, Good Friday family dinner with my parents and sisters.
If you find yourself in a time crunch, Don’t panic here are 5 tips to make sure you successfully throw a party!
1.No Theme? No problem! Just focus on an aesthetically pleasing motif. What I mean by aesthetically pleasing, think along the lines as color themes, pops of colors or textures that create your own theme.
2. Focus on decorating the main areas ie. Tablescapes, serving stations, entry ways
3. Find a great cake to make up for the lack of other creative treats! Luckily I had a wonderful baker friend who made these for Eli they were a hit!
4. If you’re doing things last minute, don’t make it too big. We had a delicious dinner with close family to avoid any stress of hosting a bigger event! I will make sure to plan more in advance for Judes since his birthday will involve his friends!
5. Don’t forget party bags for the little ones that attend! I threw together some white gift bags that included, band aids, fun erasers, yo-yo’s, and for those under 2 I gifted baby books! I also included gold crowns for each child to give it more of that birthday celebration feel!
I hope you found these helpful! Just remember it’s completely ok to make this last minute. Although at times I felt like a bad parent not throwing this huge thought out party, the reality is life is busy and that’s ok!