This month I'm fortunate to celebrate both of my children's birthdays. January is a busy month for this mom.
For my first daughter many years ago I threw a themed birthday party for her 1st birthday. Zynaye in the Jungle. I really went all out in making sure that I created an atmosphere that not only the children enjoyed but that parents remembered. Each guest was able to take home a framed picture of my little one to remember the party.
After having the second child 7 years later, I wasn't really up to spending all the time putting in all the work and effort for a little one who wouldn't even remember the party.
I was pressured by so many around me that I had to do something for the newest princess so after much push-back I planned a Busy Bee themed party.
(courtesy of partygem)
I did everything myself with help from friends and family and everyone said they really enjoyed it. My little princess had a fever and wasn't much fun at her party but all her little friends really enjoyed.
With the bee theme I already had colours to work with which made it very easy. Black, yellow and white were simple and easy and could be found all over the space.
I also try to cater to kids and adults as they end up being the majority at a 1'st birthday party. Adults played musical chairs and had a trivia page to fill out, all for gift card prizes.
I spent hours cutting out pictures and putting candy bags together, but when it was all said and done, everyone enjoyed themselves and I stayed within my budget which was one of the main reasons why I decorated myself and went to the trusty dollar store. You can find all your party essentials there for a fraction of the cost. I really wanted everything to be simple but fun.
Being a thrifty mom, I'm always looking for ways to save money and DIY party's especially for the little ones help me do that.
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