Okay, so I have figured out that I am NOT rich. I want so bad to throw Trinity a 1st birthday party that is out of this world awesome! However, that takes a lot of money :( Drats! (Thanks, Ashlee for the new word!)
I have found a theme online at 1stwishes.com that is too cute! It's called mod monkey. Its hot pink and lime green polka dots with a monkey with a bow in her hair.
I love, love, love this theme! It is just too cute! But it isn't cheap. I wanted to do her birthday in something thats different. My original idea was to do a hot pink and zebra stripe theme but I thought that would be a little too different.
Steven has put me on a budget (Don't you just HATE that word?) for this party. I have a certain amount to spend total on Trinity's birthday gifts and her party. So, the more I spend on decorations, the less I can spend on her gifts. This puts me in a hard spot. I feel like if I spend a lot on decorations, that I am a bad mother because I am not spending that money for her gifts. On the other hand, if I spend more money on her gifts and not a lot of money on her decorations, I feel like a bad mommy because she isn't getting an awesome birthday party.
I may have found a solution. There is a store that I go to called the Mighty Dollar. Everything in the store is 1 dollar and they have really cute party supplies. Their baby girl 1st birthday items are cute but not near as cute at the Mod Monkey theme. So I guess I'll just buy the 1 dollar stuff and just make a lot of it myself. Maybe it will turn out cute! What do you think? How have you had an awesome birthday party on a ...... budget? *cringe*
I am going to weigh out my options and see how much money I have left to spend and then figure out what I can do. Who knows? I might just have enough to buy the Mod Monkey Stuff!! Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!