Tuesday, March 1, 2011

naterpillar par-tay: a preview (1)

It's Natalie's birthday month! In just 25 and a half short days, my budgie baby will be 1. I truly can't believe it. I'm burying all my sadness over this landmark by focusing my energy on her birthday party and pretending that I don't want to die inside over her crossing into the beginning of her second year of life.

Every week I'm going to share what I've been working on for her party because, well, I'm excited. :) I've just dropped her invitations in the mail, to grandparents, aunts & uncles, and a few friends. Here's a sneak peek at what will be arriving in mailboxes soon (only the real ones include important information like you know, the actual place & address):

I made the invitations & address labels myself--I'm pretty proud of them! The front of the invitation has the polka-dotted background from the first page of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and some other images from the book. The backside of the invite has some of my favorite Naterpillar pictures from her first year of life--choosing just a handful was tougher than I imagined it would be.

I'm so excited to start getting RSVP's! If you are one of our nearest & dearest and you don't receive an invitation, rest assured we would love for you to join us--we just didn't think it was practical to put travel pressure on everyone we know for a baby's first birthday party. But, if you're looking for an excuse for a midcoast Maine vacation, just let me know!


  1. I loooove the polka dot bathing suit! I'm so glad you 3 had a great time in Florida!!! Going to try to see about the end of the month! xoxoxo

  2. if we lived closer... i'd be inviting myself to this birthday! how exciting and i LOVE the theme!

  3. I feel like we are inviting ourselves since I am assuming we are one of the people that you wouldn't expect to make the trip, and we aren't getting an invitation. If that is okay can you let us know where is a good place to stay?

  4. i'm so excited about the party, and getting even more excited as we hear who is going to make the trip to maine :)