I mentioned last week that Milly’s birthday is about a month away, and putting that out there helped motivate me to get started on some of the actual work for the party. Oh, I can brainstorm and look for inspiration all day…it’s the work that takes me carving out a chunk of time to actually sit down and do.
Have you ever used a tablet to write or draw something on your computer? I bought a Wacom tablet last year thinking that I could easily write or draw things in Photoshop. Turns out it’s like learning to use a pencil all over again. I think I’ve finally gotten the hang of writing, but drawing is another beast. That swan up there took me about an hour to get decent – just a typical example of most of my DIYing: it always takes 10 times longer than I think it will.
We’re only having close family over, so a written invitation isn’t really required, but I love creating them. It just helps set the mood (and get me in the mood). We’re doing the party poolside, and I want it to feel elegant yet kid-friendly. Here are some things I’ve felt really inspired by.