How in the world is my little nugget turning 3?? As I prepare for the fact that my baby is now a full-fledged toddler, I hide my anxiety through party planning. I know I am not alone here. This year, we are having a joint birthday party with Rex’s BFF, Cilla Kay. She is a year and a week older than him, and they are two peas in a pod. We are so lucky to have little Miss Cilla Kay and her wonderful parents in our lives.
Although I have been pinning like crazy for this event, I also created a quick party board for the event. Co-ed parties can sometimes be a challenge, but we decided to go with a sweet nautical theme of whales, stripes, octopuses, and anchors. I’m getting excited! We are REALLY trying not to go overboard…but it is becoming more and more difficult.
1 / Fun food is a must for a kids’ birthday party, in my opinion. These crab croissant sandwiches will certainly be making an appearance.
2 / Pretty blooms make any event feel special. I love taking twine and wrapping it around simple glass vases that we all have hiding at the top of our pantry. All you need is a glue gun and some craft store twine. It only took me 5 minutes to do two!
3 / What is a nautical party without lots of stripes? We are using stripes in a lot of the decor, and I love this navy and white runner.
4 / Since one of the many hats I wear is a stationery designer, we are going to have lots of fun paper pretties throughout. I think these little flags are just too cute.
6 / Rex and Cilla Kay both adore balloons…so, we may be cooking up coming like this.
9 / With a navy and pink theme, what could be better than pink lemonade and blueberries.