The Things Hannah Loves

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Preppy School Theme First Birthday

Time truly flies.
You blink and before you know it, your baby turns ONE!!!
and before you know it 4.5 months have past and you STILL haven't posted pictures of his first birthday.
sigh. *hangs head in shame*

better late than never :)

Matthew's first birthday was an interesting one. As far as planning goes, I told myself I would start early which I did--THEN--BAM--two weeks before the event my creative juices turned me in a different direction and essentially I started from scratch. So...I ran out of time--BUT--at the end of the day, my baby had fun--so I was one happy mommy.

It was a School Theme but with a preppy modern feel to it.
I didn't want it to be the red apple/yellow pencil back to school that I've seen people do--I wanted his party to be unique and different.

I'll let the pictures do the explaining!

Pictures by Jae Keong
Desserts by Cake Creamery

Overall Shot and Head Table

Sign in Table:
People were greeted with a "Baby Prep School" Sign that showed the classes they would be taking that day (the activities at the party).  HISTORY // READING+WRITING // BAKING 101 // PHOTOGRAPHY

Tables were lined with kraft paper and color pencils/crayons/makers were set out so people could draw/write throughout the party.

I hung all his monthly pictures -- his "history" then--the activity dealt with his future.
Career Game: This was a Korean Traditional Korean Game called "Doljabi"where the baby picks an object that is supposed to determine their future. Guests get to participate in a raffle where they can pick which object they think the baby will grab. To go along with the "school" theme--I called it the "Pep rally"

I've only used chalk once before this I was still fairly new with this medium.
I also did these chalk pieces at three in the morning so I was rushing through them. Next time I use chalk--promise they will be MUCH better :)

HISTORY+READING: Favors for the kids
Made personalized sketchbooks with their names and alphabet activity cards that they could fill out.

(the cards can be found in our etsy store)

BAKING 101: Sweet Treats!
Desserts by Cake Creamery--they did an amazing job!



GENERAL DECOR: Pom poms, yarn balls and Bow Ties

Mini Pom Pom Centerpieces: (Both pom poms and yarn balls were all HANDMADE--took FOREVERRRRRR!!!)

I tried to find a overall shot of all the side decor but these two were the best I could find:

Family :)

Wardrobe change for the Pep Rally/Career Game--really didn't want to keep the hat :(

HE PICKED THE BALL!! He's going to be an athlete!

Wardrobe Change for the Cake Smash and Birthday Song:

CAKE SMASH - he didn't seem too found of this part.

oh, and lets not forget the invites:
excuse the photo quality--these were taken off my phone.
I did a tri-fold but each layer being a different height so that when folded all the layers would show through.



Happy Birthday my baby. You're a toddler now--time truly flies.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Bible Reading Chart 2.0

It's been three years since we posted the Bible Reading Chart as a free download for people to use.
It's definitely been our most popular free download. Just shy of 10,000 hits!
It makes us happy knowing people want to read the word...and spend quality time with our Maker.

We've revamped the chart! The full sheet 8.5x11 is still available as always, but now we've created it to be smaller and more compact! You can now print out a 5.75x8.5 version (double sided).

Excited to share this new resource with everyone!
Excuse the poor picture quality--had to take this in the middle of the night with poor lighting -_-

If you want this PRINTED and delivered to you--just follow us on Instagram for our free giveaway happening TONIGHT! @thethingshannahloves

Download the 8.5x11 HERE
Download the new 5.75x8.5 HERE

And because I'm so into calligraphy right now--here's some doodling I did just for fun:


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