Thursday, April 10, 2014

Birthday Sneak Peak

It's almost here--It's almost here!! The boy-o will be turning one on the 20th of April and I can't believe it's less than 2 weeks away already. I've decided that I need to get my act together a bit more and get going on his party decoration stuff and getting things organized (loot bags, food lists etc.) There's so much to think about when you're doing it all yourself, but the cost savings will be totally worth it! I can't wait to make his Pirate themed cake too!!

In the meantime, I've been working on making the boy-o a "birthday chalkboard" after seeing some of the lovely ones that my friends had put together for their wee ones. They're such a great source of inspiration! I tried downloading some photo editing software to design it and ended up getting frustrated beyond belief, so I just stuck with simple Paint. Although it's much harder to fix errors, it's also much simpler to work with as there's way less of a learning curve. I'll get the chalkboard printed out on an 8X10 paper and framed, and we'll use it as photo prop for our little mini photo shoot.

Here's a sneak peak of the chalkboard:

I think this will make a nice colourful keepsake, and I did it up in the colours of his room and play area (Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green) It wasn't that hard to make once I gave up on the fancy software, and I would encourage you to think about making one to celebrate your little one's birthday milestones. 


  1. Sara this is beautiful and I am sure your little man will be delighted beyond compare! I have always loved making party things myself, especially the cake and home made pinata.. I have 3 girls and we always do a craft at our parties as well so all their friends have something unique to bring home. Happy soon-to-be Birthday!

  2. What a very cool idea! I wish I was good at drawing. It must be a lack of fine motor skills. In my mind, I want to create something like what you pictured... but my muscles don't have it in them. =) My son will be 1 in a month! It went by so fast, huh.

  3. Love about one in October too! I can think of some Aunties who would love one too! ;)