So far I’m 2 for 2 in the “going overboard” department when it comes to Kate’s birthday parties. I always do a little more than I had originally intended, and spend a little more than I had originally planned. I can’t help it! To me it’s worth it, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
After Kate’s parties, I’m always so sad to take her decorations down and return to life as usual. I decided to keep at least some of the party going after her first birthday by reusing a few of her party decorations in her nursery. It was a great way to get even more out of the work I put into them, and I love having a daily reminder of her fun day.
I love it so much, in fact, that I’ve decided to do the same with her second birthday party!
For Kate’s 2nd birthday we had a Sesame Street-themed party, which was a huge hit. One of Kate’s favorite decorations (other than the hundreds of balloons, of course) was the life-sized Sesame Street lamp post wall decal I custom ordered from Modern Wall Graphics, and matching Sesame Street character wall decals I found at Target. They lined our entryway for weeks after her party was over–and now they have a permanent spot in our upstairs hallway!
The gang’s all here!
Our plain and boring upstairs hallway is now fun and colorful with all of Kate’s favorite characters lining the wall, right at her eye-level. I love having yet another daily reminder of Kate’s special day!