May 1, 2012

A new month...a new look.

Over the next few weeks, we have several reasons to pull out the party decor.  Mother's Day, Emma's birthday, my birthday, our 20th wedding anniversary and Josie's birthday all happen within weeks of each other. I've decided to give my blog a festive makeover to honor our upcoming celebrations.


Emma has informed me that it's not "cool" to have themed birthday parties when you turn 14. But that doesn't mean that I can't find a few ways to slip in some sophisticated decorations. 




Several months ago, Josie announced that she wanted a flamingo-themed birthday party.


Not sure how she came up with that idea, but I'm looking forward to an outing to our local Dollar Tree to see what decorations I can re-purpose for her special 6th birthday.

Happy May!

23 comments:

vivian said...

It sounds like party time! I'm going to send you something that I think you can copy and make a bunch of for Josies party... will put in todays mail! now, I just have to go find your address.. I know I have it saved somewhere.
happy Day!
xoxo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Happy May Day! A flamingo birthday, how much fun! I can just imagine what your front yard is going to look like :)

Love the festive makeover - 20 years what a love story! Celebrations are in order.

~~Carol~~ said...

They have so many cute flamingo decorations at Dollar Tree right now! My friend has a bunch of it hanging on her fence, including the blow-up flamingo!
I still have to send you that Chinese lantern card I told you about. Sorry about that, but it will be there soon!

Beach Mama said...

You should go to Family Dollar and buy the pink flamingo yard decorations and put them all over the yard!

My Vintage Mending said...

Good grief and I thought I had too much going on...Thank you for the dose of reality. If you can manage I can manage.....This is a sweet header. I love those yellow tissue balls. Hmmm flamingos? I will have to think on that one but I am more than sure you can tackle it. Smiles...Renee

Pam said...

And the dollar store has a ton of Flamingo stuff right now. Silly me didn't even know it was the 1st of the month. When I was an Accountant I lived and died by what day it was, now I barely know what month it is. Happy May Day!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I noticed your FUN and colorful header right away! Sounds like a great month of celebrating for you and your family!
Let the Parties Begin!
Deb

Cheryl G. said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with!
I know it will be creative, fun and pretty spectacular!

Anonymous said...

Aunt Michelle can really help you with the decorations. THat might be where she got the idea. You know Michelle's love of flamingos.You have to give us ideas for both of the girls and yourself. Love the Aunties

Janet said...

Can''t believe its already May! Sounds like you'll be really busy this month, but with good things! A flamingo themed birthday sounds fun!
Blessings,
Janet

vintage grey said...

Love the new header,and all the fun treasures!! How fun, a 6th birthday with flamingoes!! You could probably do a lot with the colors, pink, and black!! Can't wait to see what decorations you get!! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

Jboo said...

Fun party times ahead at your house!! Love the flamigo idea!!

Happy May Day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We have lots of May birthdays and days to celebrate this month, too! I'm expecting a wonderful month...and I know you are, too! Hope you're still taking it easy though! Sweet hugs!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Sounds like a busy month at your house. Flamingos huh? What fun you could have with that!

Nellie said...

Oh, my! Emma is growing up too quickly! You will be very busy with all these celebratory occasions! Have a happy time planning for all of them.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-What a fun month at your house! Mother's Day, birthdays...lots of things going on~ I hope you have a wonderful, blessed May-xo Diana

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, Kim you do have a lot of celebrating to do! sounds like a busy month! Enjoy!!

Debbie xo

craftyles said...

I love the new cheerful header. You sound like you'll be a busy girl this month. Can't wait to see what flamingo treasures you find at the dollar store and what you do with them. Happy May Day!

Jodee said...

Love, love, love this party post! As you know, we celebrate all summer also! I can't wait to see the flamingo party! I know it's going to be sooo cute! I am busy working on the polkadot pony party and North Carolina basketball party! Party on!

Jodee said...

P.S. Great invitation too! It's perfect!

Karin said...

If you find out how to make those cool flower puffs, please post a tutorial. :) I think they are so cool!

GardenofDaisies said...

May is a really busy month for you! Happy birthday to you and Emma and Josie! And Happy Anniversary too! Maybe you could arrange to have your yard flamingo'd just in time for Josie's birthday. :-) Someone pulled that stunt on our neighbors a few years back and idt was hilarious.

Joanna B said...

I love the things she comes up with! A flamingo party will be so fun!