I’m finally getting around to posting on S’s first birthday party today (hip hip hooray!). The celebration wasn’t too long after our trip to San Diego so I knew I wasn’t gonna have time to go over the top. The problem was I made a giant, six layer monster cake for C’s first birthday and I was feeling guilty about not doing something super spectacular for S too.
At least that’s what the rational part of me says. Then there’s the other part of me that also really enjoys putting together a pretty party… it’s a conundrum. My solution was to try to pull together a party special enough to blog about without spending too much time or money. Want to see how I did? Click through for the breakdown.
I originally intended to go really big (like 3 feet wide big) but had the presence of mind to check out how much those babies would cost to inflate. I don’t remember the exact quote I got but it was something like $20 or $30 just to fill up one balloon! After a little more digging, I found this great Etsy shop, which sold smaller (but still over-sized) 17″ balloons. (The store doesn’t currently have any balloons listed but my policy with Etsy shops is, if you want something it never hurts to ask!)
The great thing about these balloons is you don’t need many to make an impact. I zeroed in on a tropical colored five pack at the low, low price of $7.50 (plus about $3.00/balloon to inflate) and my color scheme was born. Those five balloons plus my paint chip photo banner and a few table clothes were all the decor I needed.