Potty Training AKA Schedule a carpet cleaning.

Couple months ago I had the great idea to start potty training G. Not sure why, she screamed whenever I mentioned her sitting on it. She couldn’t tell me if she needed to use the bathroom or even pull down/up her pants to go. Mom friends made potty training seem so easy though. How difficult can it really be to teach a little human to not pee their pants? Just give a mini piece of chocolate, make a potty dance or they will just want to use it on their own. Easy, shouldn’t take more then two days. DONE.

So, I did not read any special books or know what method I was going to use. I did watch one IG story highlight from Dr. Organic Mommy. This kinda gave me some good guidelines to follow and a lot of encouragement. Dr. Organic Mommy seemed like a potty training ninja and just gave it to me step-by-step what I needed to do. The other pre-potty tool I did was download this app on my phone for G to play with. It just kinda made the potty something fun. Full of knowledge, a tad bit naive and ready to go.

Start date was one random afternoon. Naked from the waist down, here-we-go. Not as many accidents as I expected and G really liked all of the praise she was getting. So like her Mama, words of affirmation for the WIN. G, also thought it was super cool to dump it all in the toilet. Diaper back on at bedtime. The first day seemed to be successful. Day two, so many accidents. I was over it by noon. Day three, same, so many accidents. G, wanted nothing to do with her potty and frustration begets more frustration. At this point I made the executive decision that neither of us were ready for this process and I stopped.

Three weeks later, I started again, with a better attitude and ready to potty train. I will be a pee-catching ninja this time. G was naked from the waist down again. I did a better job of making sure she was on the toilet ever thirty min or at least attempting. Also, when I left the house it was no diaper. Just had to be smart about my timing. Short trips at first, until G was OK using using the bathroom outside of the house. Couple weeks into this and G was doing great.

As an aside to this training is if possible making sure that whom ever is helping you with the care of your Little one needs to be on the same game plan. Just putting a diaper on other then nap or nighttime does lengthen this whole process.

Then we went to a super fun Birthday party and it was a disaster. G had like three accidents in two hours. Would not use their toilet. Just a crazy meltdown when the bathroom doorway was breached. I think just having such a good time with her friends she did not want to stop for anything. Lesson learned, just keep more change of clothes with me and more frequent trips to the bathroom.

Tools I had for G. First potty was an Elmo one which terrified her. We traded that model with a friend for a basic white one. This is what we kept wherever G was so she could immediately use it. Toddler insert to use on toilets when we were out using a public toilet or at families. One of my favorite buys was this toilet seat cover with a step-stool. Very easy to take off and put back on and the best part is G can use it without any help.

Undergarments were the last piece of this puzzle. OK these character underwear are very appealing to Little ones. I asked G which ones she wanted and she wanted them ALL! So we have like thirty pair of underwear now. For comparison sake. Carters had really nice underwear for toddlers but they do not have the fun characters on them. Target had a great selection of any princess underwear you could think of but the quality is not that great. Wrapping this up we also got a couple training underwear with a little padding in them.

Definitely a process for us. Took a few weeks before we were going days without any accidents. Probably OK for us to get our carpet cleaned now.

Picky Toddler Eating Tools

Listen, I am not here to tell you anything like I used this and now my child eats well balanced meals. My G, is a little stinker when it comes to eating and she always has been. Her father is a pretty picky eater so I am sure her idiosyncrasies about food are from him. I, on the other hand do not really care what is being served, as long as I have a piece of chocolate each night. What I would like to do is share some product reviews and influences that I have found over the past two years.

EzPz, I saw on Shark Tank. Yes, I am a sucker for cools product I find on that show. G, got this when she was about a year old. Supposedly, this product create a suction to the surface it is set on so children make less of a mess. G, could lift it up and dump it before I could blink an eye. The reason I purchased it was to have something she could not move around. O-well. Did not work for us at all. The concept is pretty cool. Perhaps if I had a more obedient child this could have worked.

EzPz mini Mat

Planet Box, Rover, was purchased because my little G is a very distracted eater and picky. Meaning if we are out, anywhere she will most likely not eat anything, too distracted by everything happening around her. This box allowed me to pack a meal for her to eat on the way or to have on the way home. Fortunately, these are made so well, G can probably use them in college. They have super neat accessories, great size compartments, an awesome bag to put the box in which has a ice pack perfect ice pack pouch as an add on. Bonus, they come with some pretty awesome magnets to put on the outside of the box. I really, really, like them. Waite for a sale because they are a little pricey. Not going to lie. Kinda want one for myself.

Food picks, are a super awesome find, which I discovered from one of my Instagram obsessions. G, thought they were cool for a couple of days but then just wanted to use her regular fork. I think when she is school she will probably be more entertained by them. That being said another toddler that hangs out with us at times wanted to be “spoon” fed. When he was shown how to use them, game on, totally loved them and started to feed himself. School age kids would love these in their lunches, they are great tools to have and are super fun.

Mini Cutters and Food Picks

Cute mini cutters . Fun shapes to make food interesting for little. Well, G is not amused by this either. Gosh, I wish she was because I am totally that Mom that wants to make a food pictograph for her everyday. Maybe when she starts school she will be more into it. These are very adorable, really easy to use. G likes to cut different foods with them. Just not interested in eating the food she cuts with them.

Three Instagram sites which have helped me along the way with this toddler meal time are Kids.eat.in.color, lalalunchbox and Chief Spice Mama. I will have the links to all of these fabulous ladies below and links to all the products mentioned. Happy Meal Times Everyone!

Two Sweet – Donut grow-up Birthday

Hopefully, you have already checked out my post about the fiasco that occurred during G’s first Birthday party? Well, I may have learned a few lessons from the fist one. My husband and I were not in agreement for the theme of our G’s second birthday party. Which, is probably why, the struggle of this party started early on for me. I wanted, Two Legit and he wanted, Princess Sofia. As his wife I am willing to compromise. Neither of us got our way. Haha.

Lets start with some basics. Invites were just a free evite template. This site is super easy to use, keep track of RSVPs. Bonus, those to attend the party can share their photos with the group. Facebook invite has a similar feature. Good old text or email works just as well these days.

The party was at MyGym, again. Honestly, I wanted to have G’s Birthday some place different but where we live their is not much to choose from. This time around I opted for an additional 30 min for the party to have some more play time and some more time for everyone to eat and enjoy dessert. Second time having a party there and I have to say that the staff definitely make the party. This party just seemed to drag on, yet it was over quickly if that can possibly make any sense. Our first party was super interactive and the room was consistently changing. This party was just kind of an open gym until I told one of the staff we were ready to start having everyone eat and the party was over.

Adorable Pink tutu found on Amazon. Link below

Decorations were a combination of Amazon and Etsy. Table cloth, napkins with little Donuts were from Amazon. Two, cake topper was used to decorate the donut platter I found from a super cute shop on Etsy. We also had a cute sign that was totally hidden so no one could see it. The banner said Donut grow up two fast. Unfortunately, absolutely no photos were taken of the banner. It is absolutely adorable and really well made. I kept it as a keep sake from her party.

Matching t-shirts again because they were so stinking adorable the first time around. G’s t-shirt said Two Sweet. The rest of the families shirts said, Donut Grow-up. But this time, I couldn’t convince my family to take part in the matching shirt part of the party. So, G and I, sported our cute shirts together. One of our family friends took my husbands and my step-daughters is hanging in her closet never worn. Bummer.

MyGym Birthday Party

What food to serve was a struggle for me this time around. Seriously, I stress over food to much for any party. I wanted something different but not too expensive. The party planner at MyGym kept suggesting pizza. Pizza is quick, convenient and most everyone will enjoy it. Here is what the menu consisted of; a veggie platter, baked individual bags of chips, fruit tray, pizza. Water and Honest fruit drinks for the beverages. The best part was all the kids got McDonald’s Happy Meals !!!!!

Amazon Link below for table cloth and pink tutu

Here is the details on that in case you didn’t know. I called McDonald’s the day before the party to place an order. Just gave them what we were going to order, what time it needed to be ready and my contact information. An hour before the party, I called them again, to make sure everything was a go. The manager just asked that I call when i was on my way so the fries would be fresh. Those Kids faces full of smiles and belly’s full of food from those silly happy meals. To give myself some credit I did put what food was being served on the invite so parents could bring their own food if needed.

Dessert was you guessed it, DONUTS!!! Lesson learned from this is do not display the donuts and then expect the children to just look at them. Heck it was difficult for me to not just dive in and eat one. G, had one before the party, during the party and for her birthday dessert. Well, G did not really eat the donut just had the sprinkles off of three of them. Yes, some days we go overboard on sweets.

Cake Topper found on Etsy GlitterPartyDecor

As I mentioned in my last Birthday post, a photographer or designated photo taker, is really nice to have. It is so nice to have memories with my friends with their children and not have to worry about taking my phone out to take a picture. And it is kinda nice to have some photos with you in them. ‘Cause we all know Mom is usually the one taking them not in them.

Links to the items I found for G’s Two Sweet, Donut Grow-Up Birthday party are below. Happy Party Planning!

How DockATot saved a piece of my sanity

G, has always been on a schedule. It carried over from bringing her home from the NICU and I am just a happier person with a schedule. Everything was great until G was about two months. This “witching hour” happened, except it was not an hour. It was like four to five hours a night. Then G would sleep for maybe three hours. Change, feed, sleep routine, over and over all night long. At the time this started, G was sleeping in a bassinet next to us. This arrangement was not allowing my husband or I any sleep. Thinking back on this season how do us new Moms get so much done on such few hours of sleep?

Many hours were spent scouring though Mom Blogs. About a month into searching and trying out different products I decided I needed a DockATot, like, that day. Unfortunately, not many stores at the time carried them in my area. DockATot website and Amazon would have been great but I needed it yesterday. I called a local kids boutique and they had ONE. Hallelujah. I begged for them to hold it for me and drove right over to buy it. My husband had chest pain when he went to pay for it but he could tell in my eyes how important this was for me.

This is what my DockATot Looks like after two and a half years and three babies.

First night, OMG it lived up to all of my expectations. G went from sleeping two and a half, maybe three hours at a time to five hours straight. This became both of our BFF for sleep.

G was in the deluxe size until about nine months and she started rolling out of it. I upgraded to the Grand and it is still her bed to this day. Pretty sure she could sleep in it until she is four if she wants to. No, I have not tried to have her sleep a night without it. Kinda feel like, “if it is not broke, don’t fix it.” Yes, this is probably overboard but refer to my previous statement.

After two years of use every single night. Slight stain at the top from baby drool.

Every child is different. What one may need to provide them with a comfortable nights sleep is not the same for another. We (us parents) all have our own methods on how this works for us. DockATot was a huge help for this sleep deprived Mom. Two years and an upgraded size later, knowing G has the security of her bed at home and when we travel is huge for me. This is always a top recommendation when people ask me what are the must haves for a new baby.

Size comparison

Just a note on how I clean ours. Usually wash our DockATot once a week. Just take out the padding, and wash on delicate cycle. I do put ours in the dryer until it is almost completely dry and air dry the rest of the way. Takes less then five min to put back together after washing. A stain devolved after months of use under where G rests her head. Not a big deal to me so I never did anything to remove it. Refer to the manufacture guidelines for the best results.

Current sleep situation for G. Yes, she wants her bed on the floor. One night she just decided that is where she wanted to sleep and loves it. Whatever works.

The DockATot site has a list of retailers if you wanted to check it out in person before purchasing. I have noticed them being sold in Target. The DockATot website has the best selection of covers if you wanted to change them out or if you need replacement parts. A link to purchase on Amazon and the DockATot website are below.

Progression of G’s diaper bag

Gosh, this one brings back a lot of memories. Memories of all the preparation that went into the arrival of G. Creating the baby registry, checking out all of the product reviews, checking all the lists twice. Planning is my element so I love this kinda stuff. I think for a lot of new Moms the diaper bag is kind of a big deal. That handbag you used every day is being traded in for a bag that is basically a mini nursery. So you want it cute, functional and comfortable.

This Black and White Bag from Hip Cub was my first diaper bag. It is made of this great canvas material, colors are super cute. The strap is wide, comfortable as a cross body or just on your shoulder. I think it can also be worn as a back pack but I never tried. The included changing pad is really nice, gives a nice padded space to work with when changing on the go. Pockets work great for fitting all of the necessities. This bag is really enough but in my crazy new Mom mind I needed something larger.

Hip Cub diaper bag found on Amazon. See link below

Next comes JuJuBe. Super cute print which I had seen on the backpack style one of my friends used and just loved it. When the bag arrived I was so excited to have all of this extra room and kinda of overwhelmed with all of this extra room. What ended up happening is I could fit so much I was getting lost in my diaper bag when I needed something. That being said the features, like hardware, fabric, insulated pockets, changing bag are all hands down the BEST quality you could find. Fabric is extremely easy to clean and the bag is light weight for its size. Perfect for you if you travel a lot or a parent of multiples.

Lily Jade Co became a secret social media crush of mine. Kinda missed having a handbag. Every time I would see it pop up on my feed I thought, that is too dang expensive, do not even think about it. So I just kept dreaming. Then a friend of mine bought one and it is even more adorable in person. Mission on! I waited for a while until the bag I wanted went on sale. Madeline arrived perfectly packaged and looking dreamy. The insert really makes this bag super convenient. Take it out to stock it, leave the insert with babysitter and take the bag with you. Changing pad fits nicely in the insert but I have never been able to get it into its original state. The strap can be to wear as a cross body bag or backpack. Personally, I have always just worn it as a backpack. Leather is soft, easy to wipe clean and just beautiful.

Before I went back to work I got my husband a little, “Dad-care package.” It had a super cool Dad diaper bag, fully stocked and a pretty awesome carrier for him to use with G. He was pretty happy and it is still tricking it out with new patches. This Tactical Baby Gear bag has some nice pockets and compartments, changing pad is really cute. Strap to wear it either as a shoulder bag or cross body bag. Very rugged and durable bag, cool features and some neat add accessories can be added to the bag as well. When you visit the site check out their teddy bear with the changeable patches. Adorable gift idea.

Tactical Baby Gear

That sums up the evolution of G’s diaper bag. Check out the list below with links to the bags mentioned.

Little Bipsy W18 and beyond

This shop is a little too fabulous for their own good. Honestly, when first browsing the site I was just after their shoes which led me to a shirt, pair of joggers, jacket and you can kinda get where this is going. Do yourself a favor and sign-up for their VIP page on Facebook for exclusive discount codes.

Lets start from the top down. I would consider everything at Little Bipsy gender neutral. G, is on the short side, so everything is a little large on her and therefor usually lasts about a year, or more. Shirts overall have a stretch to them and are super soft and hold their shape. Button down shirts are I would say on the longer side which is nice when layering. The black and white stripe has been my favorite of the season. Overall FIT: I would say runs larger.

Rompers are another favorite at this shop. Now that G is no longer in diapers I have not purchase as many. The maroon one pichtured is great for cooler climates and keeps Little’s toasty warm. Snaps on the legs are nice for diaper changes. The material on everything is just beyond. Difficult to describe but when you buy your first item you will fall in love with how soft and comfy it feels. FIT: Really depends on the material for some reason. Henley style ran large and the thermal fit true to size.

Both the same size the Henley as you can see is a different length then the thermal.

Joggers have been a staple item for me this past winter. Super easy to pair with a sweatshirt with a t-shirt under, shirt and a vest or pretty much any combination you can think of. I am such a fan of these they even made it out to some Little’s as gifts this year. The color is accurate on the site. Black and purple have been the most worn this season. I would say that I prefer the thickness of the winter material over the spring. Both amazing but if I had to pick winter material was my favorite. FIT: Runs on the large side which is great to grow into.

Left is 18-24 Right is 2-3T

Jackets this year looked super cute on the site. I purchased four jackets. The vest, plaid, sport jacket, and cardigan. Vest, we purchased in brown and I kinda wish I would have went with the black or sliver. I just did not have as much to match with the brown as I thought I would. Cardigans are very soft and comfortable. Reminds me of like a sweatshirt jacket. I have used the black cardigan to wear over special occasion outfits and it looks great. Sport jacket is very stylish comes in some very cute colors. If I can be totally honest I set my expectations too high for this product. I thought I was going to be more like a varsity jacket and more of a structured material. That being said, this is one of my hitting the playground jackets and G wears it all of the time. Then their is this plaid jacket. Insert all the heart eye emoji. Honestly, I only purchased it because a great discount code was being offered to I thought why not. Seriously, so soft and warm it is like bundling G up in a blanket.

Little Bipsy has cute simple dresses for spring and summer. Snagged these up during a winter sale and will definitely get a lost of wear out of them this summer. FIT:This dress is about knee length

One last Honorable mention is the adult line. Little Bipsy T-shirts and sweatshirts have been my staples this winter. The t-shirt holds its shape has a super cute cut, looks great with jeans and leggings. Sweatshirt material is perfect for layering, not too heavy. I did purchase the joggers in two different sizes and just didn’t work for me.

Do yourself a favor, sign up to be a VIP on their Facebook site, get the Little Bipsy emails. Hope you enjoy your gems from Little Bipsy as much as I have.


Little Shoe Obsession

At times, I wonder, which of my attributes I will pass down to my daughter. Like this shoe one I got from my Mother. Growing-up my mother would tell me invest your money on shoes and handbags not clothes. Thankfully, we have not started to buy her handbags.

Children’s shoes can be overwhelming. Two years into this Mom life an I am still overwhelmed by what to buy. The shoe should have great quality, will last a while and is reasonably priced. When G was little, I would just put her in moccasins when we went out. Actual shoes purchases did not start until she was crawling. Below are a few of the Brands and Styles that have worked for us.

Little Bipsy is a adorable shop. Pretty sure we probably own one of everything. This shop will be mentioned in a couple of post so let me just focus on the shoe game. Literally, you can purchase an amazing quality shoe for your little, from Newborn, on up to Big Kid. The sandals and high-tops, are all extremely well made, super easy to wipe clean. If I have any critique, I notice G wanted to take her high-tops off in the summer because her feel would get a bit sweaty. Who’s feet don’t get sweaty in the summer?? Little Bipsy sandals have a very strong Velcro strap that stays put through running around. The upper portion of the sandals looked great even after months of wearing them. Every pair of shoes and sandals I have purchased, I have been able to pass down to friends, because they are still in amazing condition. FIT: I would just suggest measuring your little’s foot and compare it to the size guide on the website. Size guide worked perfect for G.

Little Bipsy link below

Adidas has some of the most comfortable toddler shoes. Well, they look super comfortable. G has not been able to express fit critiques with me yet. This past fall I found these Adidas Superstar 360. Super cute camo print, peach colored stripes and it was a slip on. Seriously, I fell in love. The inside of the shoe is really soft so G did not need any socks with them. Super easy to slip on and off. The soles of these shoes are very easy to clean and have this crazy pattern which makes them super flexible. This print is not currently on the site but I have a link to the same style shoe. FIT: I would again just suggest using the size guide on the website. Actually, I just ordered the same size as I was purchasing in the Little Bipsy brand and they worked.

Link for Adidas Superstar 360 below

Carter’s does have a wide selection of shoes. Please do not Momshame me but I usually am not a fan of the styles they have. Shopping there one day, G just happened to spot this pair of glitter slip-on shoes and it was love at first sight. This pink glitter shoe is probably the first shoe that she just wanted to “show off” to us. Surprisingly, this shoe has been pretty fun to use for dressing up a causal outfit or tearing it up on the playground. FIT: Fit is true to size and we have not had any issues with it slipping off while playing.

Amazon link for Carter’s shoe

Vans are just super cool shoes. Kinda feel like I should own a pair just to improve my self confidence. So these Vans velcro strap toddler size shoes are absolutely ridiculous. Super sturdy, great for the playground, easy to wipe clean. Look pretty awesome with jeans. Just a really big fan of how stylish these kicks are. FIT: True to size maybe even a little more room in the width which is kind of nice.

Amazon link to Vans below

Dadawen boots were an Amazon find. I purchased these boots because they reminded me of a Doc Martin. These were purchased as something cute to wear with tights and a dress. Honestly, G has not worn them very much. I would categorize them as more of an occasion type of shoe for us. Quality is good, they look super cute and are easy on and off. FIT: Runs a little big

Amazon link to Dadawen below

Maxu boots had really high hopes for us. This boot was also an Amazon find. Let me start by saying the print is absolutely adorable. I just pictured pairing these with skinny jeans or leggings. This shoe for us just didn’t work because it was a hassle to get on and off with the side zip and lace up the front. G, just didn’t like running around in them. They seemed kind of clunky on her so I think G just didn’t feel very stable in them. FIT: Runs a bit big

Amazon link to Maxu below

Because every little girl needs a black patent leather shoe I had to share just one more pair. Also, an Amazon find, the Bear Mall shoe is so adorable. The sole has some grip to it which helped G to tear up the dance floor when she wore these for the first time. The velcro strap is pretty strong which makes the shoe pretty stable. Upper is very easy to wipe clean if needed. So happy to have snagged this shoe. G literally danced for three hours in them and did not have any issues. Super cute if you need a dress shoe. FIT: true to size. Usually I size up like a half size when I buy G her shoes so she has room to grow. These I purchased to fit the size she was currently wearing.

Alright that is a few of my kids size shoe finds.

oh, Sister and bad ass jeans

Here we go…my First review of a couple gems I have found.

Charlotte and Ezra and Raxtin Denim

TOP: Charlotte and Ezra has the most adorable t-shirts made of a super soft cotton. Imagine, your favorite over worn t-shirt from college and that is how soft it feels. FIT: is true to size maybe even on the slim side. LAUNDER: Printing has held up perfectly through many washes. I do not do anything special when I wash clothes. Seriously, everything goes in together and I use warm water. No issues with fading or shrinking.

BOTTOM: Raxtin has hands-down some of the most bad ass jeans for children. Every season, I buy one of every new style of jeans, because they usually always sell out. Then you are begging Moms on the VIP site to sell or trade you. FIT: True to size the material is a lightweight denim, has stretch. Waistband can be cinched up if needed. LAUNDER: These jeans get washed with everything without any issues but I do not put them in the dryer. When I have put them in the dryer they do seem to shrink a bit. Remembering not to dry them is difficult for me. Just note that it is better if they lay flat to dry.

Raxtin Denim

SHOES: Vans Toddler Old Skool V. FIT: true to size. Can anything be cuter then these. They are great casual play shoes, Velcro is strong.

Hope this gave you some useful information on the brands. The links for the products mentioned are listed.

Vans Toddler Old Skool V

Wild ONE! First Birthday Party

Here is a recap of Baby G’s First Birthday Celebration. To say I went a little overboard is being super nice. After G was born, I would tell friends, if this girl asks me for a Unicorn I am buying her one. Hence, the party theme. Unicorn everything. My wild ONE!

Photo Credit Sonia Stewart Photography

Our party was at local MyGym. If you have never heard of it, just picture a very colorful, kid proof gym. They have a lot of fun activities for children from ages newborn to maybe 5. MyGym has relatively reasonable party packages. Better believe you can add on just about anything for the party at an additional cost. Best part, everything is pretty much done for you except for food and beverages. If you bring in the decorations ahead of time the staff will take care of that. The staff creates a really entertaining age appropriate party for the kids. Which gives everyone over the age of childhood some time to socialize or just sit back and enjoy the party. Depending on how you set-up your party the last 30-20 min are just for eating some pizza (or what ever you bring) and a birthday dessert. That part of the party is usually rushed. So pay for extra time if you want more time for the kids to eat or have less time to eat and more gym time.

Some of our party details. Invites, were done using a simple design I found on evites. Believe me, I wanted the gold embossed Fairy tail Unicorn cards on Tinyprints but I restrained myself.

Here comes the Over the Top portions of the party. Of course, my family needed to have matching t-shirts (Insert eye roll). I found this super cute shop on etsy called Bitty and Boho to make our shirts. The shop has a lot of adorable designs and the owners are really easy to work with if you have a custom design in mind. Not sure what the printing technique is but the shirts turned out amazing. Obviously, that was not enough. Myself, step-daughter and toddler all needed matching crowns to wear for the party. The crowns really did turn out beautiful. Another etsy find a little shop called Mason and Harlow. I will probably keep these crowns forever.

Unicorn crown by Mason and Harlow
Photo credit I love Harmony Photography
Bitty and Boho custom designed shirts

Photo Credit Sonia Stewart Photography

Remember, I mentioned that the eating portion of the party is can be rushed. Our menu included pizza, veggies, fruit cups, popcorn with a blue and pink drizzle (tasted really gross) and maybe some other chips but I just know we had a lot left over. Just keep in mind everyone has like 20 min to eat.

Birthday dessert were mini cupcakes which were decorated like mini unicorns. These little gems were custom made for us from shop called Tiffany’s Sweet Spot. Seriously, so delicious and well worth the cost for this custom order.

Tiffany’s Sweet Spot

Photo Credit Sonia Stewart Photography

All of this, for a ninety minute party, Yes. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, I hired a professional photographer to take photos during the party. My girl Sonia Stewart Photography came through like a boss. I would have to say having Sonia there was the one of the best decisions I made for G’s Birthday Party. In the future, if we are not able to have a photographer, I would just designate someone to take an obscene amount of photos during the party. It was just a treat to have images of everything that was happening and a nice memory to be able to share with our guest too.

That is it….Wrong. Gift bags because I CANT HELP MYSELF!!! Well, to give myself credit they did turn out cute. Bags included a coloring page, a rainbow crayon, pinwheel, and the most amazing Unicorn macaroon ever. These beauties were also from the talented Tiffany’s Sweet Spot all placed in brown handle bag with a Thank You note tied with a pink ribbon.

photo credit Sonia Stewart Photography

Definitely, a magical party for my little ONE year new Unicorn.