Anyway, back to her birthday. After weeks of thinking about the theme, and knowing that I didn't want to do the average Disney character party or standard party store décor, I settled on butterflies. I thought about the life cycle of a butterfly and how they start out as fuzzy caterpillars... not cute, not pretty at all, and with no resemblance what so ever to the beauties they become once they emerge from the chrysalis as gorgeous, colorful winged creatures. It reminded me so much of Paisley. She emerged a beautiful baby girl, nothing at all like the images from the ultrasounds and nothing at all like they told me she would look. So I began making butterflies... lots and lots of pretty patterned cardstock butterflies. I traced a stencil on the stock paper and cut each one out individually (talk about some major hand cramps!) I began to buy random butterfly stuff online and while I was out shopping. My mother in law was picking up random butterfly décor here and there and my mom (who was just as excited about Paisley's party as I was) was also in full butterfly party mode calling me daily with ideas and thoughts.... and by the time we got everything together to decorate for the big day (which was the day before her party because it actually took us a whole day to decorate) we were drowning in butterflies!!! It was every bit of the perfection I had dreamed of. A butterfly garden party fit for my little angel!
|Happy 1st Birthday Baby Girl|