So, I might be weird for saying this but I have been looking foreword to planning my child's birthday party since I was in college. I love planning events, and I love themes even more. I think I get the love of themes from my mom who has a new "reading room" theme every year for her classroom.
I was thinking about saving all my party ideas for the party and then doing a big blog about everything...but I am just too excited to wait. Being creative is a big part of me, but I feel like I have taken the last 2 years off from it because I was sick when I was pregnant and then I had a colicky baby when I was home.
Here are a few things I have done for Jay's first birthday party so far.
I bought a set of digital clip art from Etsy for $3.25 and am using the monsters as a theme for my party. The monsters are adorable...you can find them here.
Here was my first project: Pin the eye on the monster:)
Here are the eyes. I hope to have kids decorate their "eye" with markers or crayons, then play the game with their special eye.
I used Photoshop to take the eye off the monster and paste it in an 8.5x11 document and then reproduce for printing (on card stock). I took the poster to a copy place and got all my invitations, the poster and the 2 copies of eyes for $7.
I also finished the invitations. I used a picture of Jay wearing a monster hat that my friend Chelsea took. See her blogs HERE and HERE. Then I used my monsters from Etsy and added party hats, balloons and strings using the artwork and brushes in Photoshop Elements. I also downloaded a few fonts from fontfreak.com
I blurred a few of the details using liquify in Photoshop.