I am in full throttle party planning mode for Mo's third birthday.
I may have a small obsession with this party. Honestly though, I can't be blamed. I... I mean, Mo may have chosen the single best party theme ever:
WIZARD OF OZ!
Yes, my friends!
The Wizard of Freaking Oz is the inspiration for this third birthday fiesta. The ideas, the inspiration, the colors, the characters - OH MY, it's a party planners dream! I've hit up AC Moore, Michaels, IKEA, Target, and I think I foresee a trip to Joann's fabric in the very near future.
I feel for my friends, family members, kids, and Bry who have endlessly heard about various party planning blogs, and ideas for food and now are searching for costumes for this little fete.
I just can't get enough!
Last year, we had a fabulous second birthday party for Mo. We hired her music teacher for a group class and then had cupcakes from our favorite cupcakery. In the end, the party was a success, but hit our pocketbooks a little too much. We agreed that we would do a bigger birthday party every other year.
I guess I understood that agreement to mean "bigger" equals "more expensive". This year we have more children invited, however Bry told me to keep it cheap, and thus I am attempting to pull the creative, teacher Jackie out of retirement to make one kick ass, DIY Wizard of Oz party.
T-Minus 12 days until Oz day and I still have quite a bit to do, however I'll share a few teasers of what Mo and I have accomplished so far.
Ladies & Gentlemen Dorothy & her Ruby Slippers
Moira's Birthday Banner
Scraps turned into a Birthday Chain
My to do list is huge and I know I am making more work for myself then I have to, but I really am enjoying this and hope to make one fabulous party for my little girl.
Until then, wish me luck!