It's so hard to believe that in just four weeks Eli will be one! I've been working on his first birthday party for a few weeks now, and am getting really excited about it - because the party is really about Mike and I surviving our first year of parenting, right?
Don't worry, we'll let Eli share in a little bit of the celebration too.
For the theme, I'm going with a bit of a "loose" carnival theme. I wanted to incorporate animals because Mike and I have decided that Eli loves them, plus, we wanted a party atmosphere, and we thought a carnival theme would accomplish just that. Typically I design all my own invitations, announcements and Christmas cards, but when I found "The Big One" invites on Minted's website, I knew they would be perfect for the look I was trying to achieve and save me a ton of time by not having to create them from scratch.
I've ordered artwork and calendars from Minted before, but I had never ordered any of their cards - they are LOVELY and I love the dotted scallop edge. I definitely couldn't have achieved that had I designed and printed them myself.