Last week we hosted a very small gathering to celebrate the baby's christening. Despite my inclination to always go the extra mile for any occasion, we did keep it low key. Of course I had to add a few special touches or I just wouldn't feel right.
In this case, there were three special touches (aside from plentiful food + drink which is always a must!):
1. a beautiful splurge: Sugar Couture made us a stunning cake to work with the pink and gold theme. Penny does such amazing work!
2. a large visual centerpiece - giant mylar balloons that spelled out baby's name which we will be saving and using again
3. something whimsical - cut outs of baby holding onto a cluster of balloons were floating all around - such a big hit that everyone went home with a 'flat aggie'
Doing something simple was a change of pace for me but I'm kind of itchy to do something more my style for her first birthday party. I'm torn on what since it would be around Christmastime. Any winter baby mommies have any advice to share on birthday parties?