1. Her birthday is in October and I didn't want anything Halloween/costume related. I'm sure she will have atleast one costume related birthday in her life but I don't like mixing holidays with birthdays if I don't have to. My birthday is December 22... get the picture?
2. I wanted to incorporate the season into her birthday but not overdo it. I love the colors of spring and summer but can't picture having a beach party in October. Not to mention it will be difficult to find beachy things in October. Most fall ideas are harvest related and I didn't want an orange/brown soiree.
3. I wanted to use her nursery colors. Pink and Green!
4. I wanted a fun theme that I could get really creative with - this is probably the only birthday party where I choose the theme. Next year Kendall will dictate her birthday.
That's when one day I thought of the theme "Apple of My Eye". I start googling this theme to see if it had ever been done before and I found this party and loved everything about it. However, I wanted to make it more first birthday and more pink for a girl.
So now I have all these ideas in my head. I know this party won't be a lot of people or even a lot of kids (her social scene isn't that large yet - she's only 1) but I want to have it so cute.
I'm going to try and make the invitations/printables myself and then I'm sure I will order a few things off Etsy.
I have so many cute ideas. I will try and not go completly crazy with the apple business but I am going to make it a first birthday to remember for my special girl!!!
Feel free to browse my pinterest board on her birthday found here.