Turns out birthing a child in the middle of winter wasn't such a grand plan after all. We're only 4 years in and I'm already over the whole annual event of Saige getting gifts for an entire month. January birthdays are kinda lame; especially for someone like me, who has a Pinterest board full of party ideas and a house too small to host any of them.
We rented a banquet room for Saige's 1st cupcake birthday and then postponed her 2nd birthday until July - opting instead to celebrate her 1/2 birthday with a teddy bear picnic. Saige's 3rd birthday - a painting party - was supposed to be at an art studio, but somehow made it's way into our living room and I almost had a nervous new years' breakdown.
Only when the house and yard are complete will I finally breathe a sigh of party planning relief. In the meantime my almost 4 year old wants a birthday and brrrrrthday she will have...
I found these ahhh-dorable triangle trapper hats [cue the triangle theme] on clearance and used an additional 30% off coupon making these party favours super cheap yet super practical. I think they'll prove useful when it comes time to spot all the party goers bombing down the hill.
It wouldn't be a sledding party without some après sledding hot chocolate and I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled across these Dollar Tree travel mugs at half price. $0.50 each you say? I'll take... well... all of them [sorry fellow Vernonites].
Thanks to Pinterest I found a triangle'ish design to stand in the place of Ol Saint Nick [gotta love ctrl-shift-4 on Mac] and voila! Two - in my opinion - awesome party favours for less than $5.
I'm notorious for not taking photos at parties or in the case of Gabe's nerdy 1st birthday, notorious for relying on Instagram versus getting around to posting the "real" photos - they're coming (probably sometime in 2013) along with Saige's first field trip, Halloween, etc.