Well, we survived our first year with twins. I can honestly say that it was quite an adventure in the most amazing and magical way, though it wasn’t without its bumps and bruises in the process. That is why we thought that a birthday inspired by the movie Up would be a great way to celebrate (and it doesn’t hurt that it is one of my favorite movies). One of my favorite quotes from the movie is “Adventure is out there!” which really captures our attitudes in approaching the challenges and fun of raising twins.
I know that a first birthday is one that our kids won’t remember, but I had to go all out for it. I turned 30 two days before, and I felt like it was such an accomplishment to get through that first year, so I wanted to have a celebration with our friends and family.
I love DIY projects, and so I decided I wanted to tackle some of it myself, while still not doing everything. I found some amazing artists to help make our vision come to life. Some of them are even contributing to a giveaway at the bottom of this post!
1 FLOWER BOX – The Felt Flower Shop (Etsy)
UP MANTEL PRINT – Another Smile (Etsy)
CLAY FIGURINES – NonSuch Novelties (Etsy)
CUSTOM PORTRAIT – My Grandest Adventure
KITCHEN ACCESSORIES, BERRY BASKETS – Bon Fortune (Etsy)
BIRTHDAY BANNERS AND HATS – LaLaLola Shop (Etsy)
MASON JAR FABRIC – Spoonflower
CUSTOM HOUSE SKETCH FOR THUMBPRINT ART- StudioTEN15
AUDREY’S OUTFIT – AnjoKids
DAVID’S OUTFIT – Gymboree
CAKE – Sweets and Soirees
ANTIQUE FOOD TABLE DECORATIONS – Class and Trash
PHOTOGRAPHY – Kristine Pringle Photography
My DIY Projects
“Adventure is Out There” banner
mason jar sleeves
grape soda bottlecap pins
photo booth props and background
The Wise Baby readers have the chance to save 10% at La La Lola Shop on Etsy by using code WISE10 at checkout!
And now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will be able to have a huge celebration together with the help of some of our vendors, the giveaway starts today, January 9th and ends next Friday, January 16th at 5pm CST. Winner will be selected at random, contacted via email and have five days to claim their prize:
THE FELT FLOWER SHOP – custom number of your choice
ANOTHER SMILE – $25 shop credit
NONSUCH NOVELTIES – one free handmade item (excludes set of two or more items)