Nadia's Circus Party. Part I of...12:46 PM
Part I of I'm not really sure how many. :) This is by far the "biggest" party I've ever thrown and I've never gotten so many amazing photos at a birthday party before! Before you start humming the song "your'e so vain," please note the photos I took were awful (I was moving at warp speed and it showed). I'm totally bragging on this girl! I'd be remiss if I didn't take a quick moment to thank Jordan Smelser of The Smelly Life. I asked Jordan to "snap a few pics" and this girl takes like 1000 (and I'm only slightly exaggerating)! So here we go...
A little background: You might remember from this post the themes I tossed around in my head. I even did some research on all three to be able to visualize them and help me make a decision (yes, I take this stuff seriously). Well taking the time to research actually did help me make a decision...and I came back to the idea I was originally leaning toward (isn't that always the way?!), which was the circus theme. I love elephants and had them on the brain since I am in the process (STILL) of re-designing Genevieve's toddler room with elephants as part of her decor. I had a few cute items I wanted to use and the rest kind of slowly came together.
When I researched Circus Parties I saw a lot of red and blue. Which I liked. And I saw a lot of pink and yellow (probably because of the party I pictured in the aforementioned post), which I also liked. But not one of them was perfect. I really wanted something girly but still classic (and bold rather than pastel). Hence my color scheme--red, aqua, and pink was born. For some reason I can't help but add pink to like, everything (remember how I threw pink into this fall theme)? Much like Genevieve's first birthday theme, I also liked the thought of using colors that I used in Nadia's nursery. I was lucky that I had my fabulous sister in law design the paper products because it was hard to find just what I was looking for.
Ok so enough chatting for now. Here are some photos of the fete. I'll post more in the coming days and a source list (and maybe tutorials-not trying to make promises I can't keep!) eventually!