Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sneak peek: Etsy treasures from G's Pirate Birthday Bash!

Okay, I promised I'd be back to give you a sneak peek into some of the special touches that made G-man's 1st birthday party so... well, special. I'm planning a big recap of the entire weekend - complete with the beach party during the day and the big family dinner at night (including the pirate tattoo parlor and homemade ice cream!)

Work has me swamped (what else is new?) and we got a rough start to the week (picture Big Sis covered in her own vomit at 1:30am on Sun... and again at 2:30am... and 4am....) But I promise I'll get it organized, edited, and recapped as soon as humanly possible!
Until then....

I'd done a cute, custom outfit for Big Sis's first birthday (they only turn ONE once, ya know!) Ignore the awful editing - I'm away from my photoshop, obviously...But G-man is more of a manly man.... not one for the custom outfits... LOL.... so, the bib. But isn't it adorable?

It's from My Personalized Tshirt. I picked the colors and got to personalize it with his name. They have all sorts of cutie birthday shirts and bibs, monograms, big sis/brother items, you name it! I just love it!!

This next item is what G is going to wear this weekend in his 1 year pics.

We're going with Kristie to the downtown square in Our Town. It's the site of the maternity pictures I did when I was pg with G, so it's only fitting! Plus, we can get an 'urban' look down there, which will be perfect for this outfit..... We're going for the rocker baby look, lol. This shirt, believe it or not, was only $7.99! I had looked at others at expensive places like nordstrom and they were much more! It's from PunkeyMonkeyKids and I can't wait to see G sportin' it. I've just got to figure out what size jeans to get him and we're set!

I got the bulk of our custom touches from Cathie at Custom Parties To Go. She has TONS of themes to pick from for birthday parties, showers, etc. And she's easy to work with! I switched the fonts, color combos, etc around 100 times and she didn't bat an eye!

We hung this sign from the pavillion at the beach club... then later at my house, over the table in the breakfast nook (where the kids ate dinner!)

This was just a quick snapshot I took on Friday.... it's the cupcake toppers on the left, favor tags on the right, and hidden is a set of stickers! They say things like:
Happy Birthday, G-man (cupcake toppers)
Thanks for coming to my party! Love G-man (favors)
Yo ho ho! G-man is ONE! (stickers)

You'll be able to see all these creative custom items at work when I get my recap pulled together of G-man's 1st Birthday Weekend! More to come!


*kimmie* said...

Oooh, what fun finds! I can't wait to see it all together!

Sasha said...

I absolutely LOVE all the pirate bday stuff... can't wait to see more pics!

MissBliss said...

so adorable! I love the t-shirt!!!

Kristie said...

OMG! E! Love this! And LOOOOOOVE the rocker shirt. So awesome. Can't wait. I'm emailing you now so we can talk specifics. :D

Tiffany said...

What fun!!! You're an awesome mommy! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Polkadots & Paisleys said...

Great! Thanks Elaine. Looks like G-man had a great first birthday!

Sarah Maizes said...

Don't you sometimes wish you could eat cake like that? Sigh...

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