Operation #babybigtruck Turns 1

Hey Friends!

Happy Tuesday!

Operation #babybigtruck turns 1 has started and I already want to pull my hair out.It all started a while back when Mr. Big Truck and I stared kicking around ideas of what we wanted to do for her birthday. At first we both put together a list of people who we would want to invite if we had a big ole party for #babybigtruck. That got out of hand and it got out of hand to the tune of over 120 people. Thanks but no thanks. Heck we didn’t even have that many people at her dedication I sure was not going to have that many at her first birthday party.

We quickly scratched that idea and decided we would keep it really small and just invite our parents, our brothers and their wives and kids, #babybigtrucks guardians and Siobhan who does all our photography and call it a day. That alone is 21 people including us.

Then I had the idea of asking Mr. Big Truck to give me a list of people who he felt would be the most important people to invite if we decided to do something bigger than the 21 people but way smaller than the 120 plus people. We rounded out a nice 50ish people.

I started thinking of what kind of theme I wanted to go with and I knew I didn’t want to go the traditional “Baby’s 1st Birthday” so I started with the colors. #babybigtrucks room is pink and gray. They are my go to colors for heer as well. Then I also knew I wanted to have a chalkboard print poster done so I started to think chalkboard theme. I typed chalkboard birthday into google and I came across birthdaydirect.com and hit the jackpot!

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This is the invitations I went with. No that is not our information. 

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This is the rest of the decour that will be on the plates, napkins, table cloths, and balloons! I have a few other ideas of things I may do if I can find what I am looking for.

Another thing I know I want to get and I am currently working on looking into a some of these super cute chalkboard poster prints. I am also kicking around the idea of getting printed as a canvas print this way I can hang it up in her bedroom or my office after the party.

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Again this is not our information.

I also know I want to order a BIG cupcake as a smash cake for #babybigtruck and I will get regular sized cupcakes for our guests. I will be getting those from House of Cupcakes which is where we got her cupcakes for her dedication done. Do delicious!

I want to get or make some kind of high chair skirt thing for her chair.

I also have to start thinking about food and drinks.

I found two outfits I want to get her. Since her actual birthday is on a Friday, Mr. Big Truck and I will both be taking the day off work and we are going to have a family day. I think we are going to go to the Zoo as long as the weather is good. I want to get her this outfit for that.

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The following day will be her party and for that I am going to get her this outfit.

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So yeah as of right now that is what I got. Pink and Gray Chalkboard 1st Birthday Party.

  Hugs, Nikki

I have 8 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Operation #babybigtruck Turns 1

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    Alison says:
    March 3, 2015

    SO darn exciting!!! I LOVED planning Ds party!! Enjoy. Looks so great already.

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      Nikki says:
      March 4, 2015

      Thank you! Truth be told I am not a fan of party planning in general but I am enjoying planning this one!

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    Michael says:
    March 3, 2015

    What an adorable theme! I can’t believe she’s already one, any yet….I feel like she should be past one already 😉

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      Nikki says:
      March 4, 2015

      I can not believe she is almost 1 already!! I am not ready for that! LOL!

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    jensmith85 says:
    March 3, 2015

    I love the invitation that you chose!!! 🙂

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      Nikki says:
      March 4, 2015

      Thank you! I can not wait to get everything!

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    jannabogert says:
    March 11, 2015

    OMG the party outfit is so cute!! You know I don’t like pink, but that shade of pink and gray go really well together and I like it. Sssshhh don’t tell anyone I said that.

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      Nikki says:
      March 18, 2015

      Thank you! I was never a big fan of pink either but yeah that changed rather quickly! IDK if you know or caught the post but her room is light pink and gray like that as well! Its actually more gray with pops of pink. I can not wait to see what you do with the nursery!

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