Rachel's daughter lights up her life so why not celebrate it: The theme for this party was "You Are My Sunshine" and I got the idea from the No Fuss Fabulous blog. My daughter's birthday is in the summer, and she really is our sunshine, so it was perfect.
From there, I came up with an invitation (with some help from my husband) and it set the tone for the party. I recruited my sister to make some sunshine cookies and my mom to make her cake.
So much of my inspiration came from Ohdeedoh's other party submissions and I just used colors to coordinate with my theme. I got the idea for the 1 backdrop photo op, the pictures with the Ikea frames one from each month of Matilda's life and the party hats all from other submissions.
One of my favorite things was a quiz that everyone at the party filled out. One of the questions was "Give one piece of wisdom for Matilda." The answers varied from "don't eat bugs" to "when in doubt, dance" It was really great and I am binding all of them into a book for her to keep.
It was so much fun to plan, and my daughter really loved everything and had the best time. I wish I could do it all over again. I am looking forward to getting more ideas from Ohdeedoh for her next birthday!!