The First Year

The first year for a first time parent is scary, exhausting, and wonderful all wrapped up in one poopy diaper. I have spent the last 10 months in awe of a tiny human being who’s curiosity sieses to amaze me. As her first birthday comes closer it reminds me of how fast this time goes by, and how much I sometimes want to go back a relive those cuddly nights where she would fall asleep in my arms.

A first birthday also reminds me that we should celebrate not only the little things, but the fact that I have kept a human being alive and safe for one whole year! (I wish I could say the same about my poor goldfish.)

Therefore I am planning a full DIY party for my wild child who now prefers mischief to cuddles.

First things first deciding on a theme.  Of course Pintrest was the place to start, and there is everything for Dr. Suess to Lemonade themes. However the winner is a wild flower/boho chic theme.

The idea is to have dream catchers, flowers, lots of smiles and no shoes. For her gift I am going to attempt a tipi. (I used to be crafty before baby, but we will see if my skills still hold up.)

The first step is invitations. I decided to make them myself and give them a 3D pop.



What you will need:


  • Dollar Store rope of flowers
  • Gold and white paper
  • Washi tape
  • Glue gun

Step 1- Cut your gold paper in half, then fold in half

Step 2- Print out the birthday announcement and details on the white paper

Step 3- Use washi tape to secure the information



Step 4- The flowers will just pop off of the vine, but before you glue them on, be sure to cut the back part down so that there is more surface area being glued to the invitation


I also found it easer to remove the whole green cap, but then be carful because this can disassemble your entire flower

Step 5- Use your glue gun to secure the flower to the front of the invitation


Step 6- Hand out your one of a kind invitations to all of the lucky party guests.





  • confessionsoflifeandmadness
    Posted at 01:29h, 14 May Reply

    I used to do a lot of DIY before my little one too. I hope I can do it again soon. I can’t wait to see how yours turns out. hoping to get inspired and get back in to doing my crafts.

    • Aves'm'gaves
      Posted at 02:16h, 14 May Reply

      Thank you. I see that your trying out this whole blog world to. Good luck. Cant wait to hear about your adventures!

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