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nerd alert.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gabe turns ONE in exactly 2 weeks and in the words of Saige, "I can't beweeve it!" 

Yes it's unbeweevable we both survived the last 351 days.

With so much going on and Gabe wanting for nothing, I had ZERO interest in hosting a party for his b-day. I mean I couldn't even use his special day as an excuse to eat ice cream cake thanks to his darn dairy allergy.

Anyways, I was contemplating borrowing stealing my girl Bri's library party idea for her girl Rilo UNTIL I pulled a pair of bitty suspenders out of Gabe's sock drawer {an H&M purchase long forgotten} and the right-side of my brain got a thinking. Those little pant holder uppers were all the inspiration I needed to transform this birthday book grab into a costume party for the nerdiest of nerds.

My instagram @saigewisdom friends have already seen some of these sneak peeks:
We've not-so-subtly hinted that guests bring a book for Gabe's library while family members were also given an empty penny roll to fill for Gabe's college fund.

Trev and I have our own RESP's {Registered Education Savings Plans} set up for the little Knol's, but my parents also have a grandkid account that they - along with my Baba and sisters - deposit into every Christmas and birthday. Most of my education was paid for by way of scholarships and grandparent contributions and let me tell you, having little to no student loans after 5+ years of school was a far better gift than any veterinarian Barbie or Club Monaco sweatshirt could ever be. Although 13 year old me longed for - and would have loved - a black Club Monaco sweatshirt with a giant circle logo.

Gabe was eerily content sporting his 'baby sunnies turned geek glasses' - a little foreshadowing perhaps? - and it was all I could do not to gobble him up on the spot. 
"I'll eat you up I love you so"

I'm keeping party decor & food to a minimum... mock cafeteria table, nerdy photo booth, a cleared bookshelf for gifts and some memorable 2011/2012 Gabe pics, a tiny dessert display and maybe some garlands strung about if I have the time & energy. 

Gabe's birthday weekend is the same weekend we have our mother/daughter photo shoot in Penticton AND the weekend I get to play photog assistant for Wedded Bliss!!! I can't believe Renee said "yes" - clearly she doesn't realize who & what she agreed to - muhaha!

P.S. - you're all invited.

P.S.S. - what book should I buy our little guest of honour?

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update: see Gabe's NERD PARTY here

30 comments:

Emily said...

I wish I was closer so I could crash this party. I already wear my nerdy glasses permanently. I love all the detail you've put into this. I can't wait to see the real deal.

Lindsaygee said...

Very cool! Nice stylin' pics too. Happy Bday to the little man!

Sadie Dear said...

Oh, my word... that is too much cuteness! What a great idea!

Casey said...

You make cute kids!

Tia said...

OMG he is the most munchable little nerd ever!! Xo. Fav book - Dr Seuss - "The Little Bug that went Kerchoo!".

Vanessa said...

Great ideas! Sounds like it will be a blast. I love the book idea, and the coin roll too. The pic of Gabe is too cute. Have fun!

E said...

Alright over-achiever. ;) This party already looks INCREDIBLE! I'm SO impressed with the theme, the invitations, the photos - when did you become such a professional photog? I can't wait for the big event!

Randalin @ Harvesting Kale said...

Waaaaaaah! I want to come to this party!! Everything looks so amazing. I LOVE the penny roller idea. You are one smart and creative mama!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

OMG, that's the most hilarious theme ever. My daughter and her 11-year-old friends all went to Claire's and bought nerd glasses that they all wear at the same time while proudly announcing that they're going to be nerds. I guess it's a cool thing now.

hazyshadesofme said...

It's hip to be square. :0)

Katie said...

Um, everything about you, your blog, your sweet family -- is positively adorable! I love it!

As for a book, our 15 month-old munchkin's current favorite is Llama Llama Red Pajama. Hope the party is a smashing success!

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

I used to wish I had bad eyesight just so I could wear glasses... obviously Gabe gets his "nerdy" from me ;)

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

mucho thanks Miss Gee.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

I hope it turns out the way I see it in my head :P

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

ba-haha! thanks Casey :D everyone tells me they look just like their dad so really I just picked a cute husband with dominant genes.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

we don't have that one! it sounds like a cutie and keeper though.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

thanks Vanessa - I'm excited to get new books to read.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

that's basically the extent of my prep so far :S I can see this party going horribly wrong the day of - like instead of bridezilla, momzilla - 10x worse.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

ahh Randalin you can comment on my blog ANY time - you always make me feel like a better person than I actually am ;)

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

your tween and her friend are 100% invited. I love that looking smart is in vogue right now, hopefully being smart is too.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

aww thanks Katie, you're so sweet... I'm going to check out that book fo sho and your blog too. xo

Erinn T said...

This party is ridiculously awesome! I wish I was invited to hang with the book nerds :)
xoe

brooke - white linen said...

its fabulous. cant wait to see everything come together. happy day to your wee man.

Della Marie said...

Ok. This looks fantastic! Such creativity! I hope it all turns out exactly as you would like it to. A couple of my son's favorite books are called "Freight Train" and "Dinosaur Roar." They're perfect options for the coming year with Gabe.

christine, just bella said...

yessss. So awesome, Sara! Alice and I are totally crashing.

Allison Diller said...

where did you get teh book tags, library cards and card holders? I love the theme and the idea for the roll of pennies! Is there any way you can share them? Love your blog and your creativity!

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