Oh no, it’s party time for Charlie and this mum has/is going totally over board yet again!  You may remember Hugh’s 1st birthday, so of course I need to up the ante’! 

Given that it is the peak of summer in Australia next month, I decided to go for a ‘Day at the beach’ theme….never mind the fact that we live about 2.5 hours from a beach.  Then my mum, knowing how much I used to love a good Elvis movie (I know, shocking but so catchy – what am I, 50 or something?!), suggested I inject a little Elvis beachy theme in as well.  Done!  So we are having a retro beach party (think Elvis beach movie, without the Elvis).  Going totally cliché, tongue in cheek and a lot of fun!

So my starting point was of course, the invitation.  What I really wanted was an illustration of Charlie (not a cartoon one, more like the Gerber baby) surfing…I knew I couldn’t do it so contacted a few designers but unfortunately over the Christmas and new year break, it wasn’t going to happen in time, so I needed to get my Photoshop on. 

This is the end result……I know, it’s not perfect but we think it’s pretty funny and that is the vibe we are going for!

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I have saved heaps and heaps of images and ideas (about 40 pages) to know go through and work out and start ordering thing but I can’t wait.  I’m a little in love with parties (I searched for 2 hours to find the perfect font for the invite –obsessed much?).

Now, off to sort through some of those images!


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