Minnie Themed Birthday Banner

A while back, my beautiful Niece turned ONE! My sister had a Minnie themed 1st Birthday Party,  and even though  I was unfortunately unable to attend I was able to contribute a pretty little banner! Here is the Minnie inspired banner that I made for her!

Happy 1st Birthday Chloe Banner

Happy 1st Birthday Chloe Banner

I just cut out all the letters and numbers out on red & white polka dotted paper using my Cricut, and cut out black circles as the letter background. I cut out smaller black circles to make Minnie’s head & ears, then cut out little bows using the red & white polka dot paper.

I’m not a perfect Banner maker but I am getting there, the multi tiered ones are a little tricky!

Any 1st Birthday is a blast even though it is more for the parent than the kid & I am bummed I missed it! Love you Chloe!

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M&M Themed 50th Bithday Party

So my mom turned 50 last year and guess who was the party planner…you guessed it, it was me!

The first step in planning any party or event is coming up with a theme, once you have that decided, then you can start on the fun stuff 🙂 The best way to pick a theme is to get to know the person, find out what they like or what their expectations are.

With my mom it was easy! Well, she was turning 50 and I knew she liked M&M’s (mainly peanut M&M’s but it was a lot easier to come up with a theme for just regular M&M’s). So that is what I went with, with a purple accent (her favorite color).

I knew I would need a banner, decorations, a table set up and a guestbook, so I went to town planning! Let me show you my fun end result with this party:

Centerpiece

Centerpieces, A rounded vase with a small vase in the center. Flowers in the small vase with a purple ribbon tied around it, and M&M’s in the rounded vase.

Favors, M&M cookie mix in a mason jar

Favors, M&M cookie mix in a mason jar

Adult tables with favors per couple and some M&M packets to enjoy

Adult tables with favors per couple and some M&M packets to enjoy

M&M colored balloon banner

M&M colored balloon banner

Birthday Banner

Birthday Banner

Kids table with activities the kids could pay with

Kids table with activities the kids could pay with

Guestbook table with a collage of pictures shaped like the number 50, with 50 pictures on it

Guestbook table with a collage of pictures shaped like the number 50, with 50 pictures on it

Guestbook, Everyone signed their name on their Birthday

Guestbook, Everyone signed their name on their Birthday

Scrapbook for the guestbook (calendar with Birthdays)

Scrapbook for the guestbook (calendar with Birthdays)

Everything came together perfectly and we had a great time. Hope you enjoyed seeing my creativity and feel inspired!