"Time Flies" Themed Birthday Party Ideas
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Where does the time go? If you're a parent, you know that feeling far too well. That feeling when you look at our little baby and realize they are not so little anymore.
There is so much truth in the phrase "the days are long but the years fly by", especially in the early days of parenthood. For now, I am trying to make all our moments count and soak them in as much as humanly possible. Even with that said, I can't help but feel if I blink, they'll be in college and these will be considered "the good old days". Every birthday is so bittersweet.
Luckily, throwing a kids' party doesn't have to be elaborate to create lasting memories. It was refreshing to take a simple approach this year, considering my history of planning parties with a lot of time-consuming details. It helped me realize that sometimes the best memories are the simplest.
I started planning this party less than 24 hrs before it started. I reused a lot of material I already had but it turned out great, nonetheless! Beats spending months at a time planning like I’ve done in the past. Hope this gives you some ideas on how to throw together a last minute party of your own.
This banner was made using the Cricut. I love using the Cricut to make beautiful birthday banners that can be reused (like the one above). Or, it's great for themed parties because of their huge selection of artwork in their library.
I made these tissue pom poms for a past baby shower and resued them for the party. Hang some paper airplanes from them and there you have it. Clouds and airplanes, flying high.
For a nice photo backdrop and decor above the food table I taped folded paper airplanes and the words "TIME FLIES" to the wall. Simply use the Cricut to cut the large letters out of card stock paper. Duck tape works great for attaching them to the wall.
For the party favors I used simple white paper bags.
Hand-drew a paper airplane with a heart trail thank you note.
Each bag was filled with some snacks and an airplane craft and stencil purchased from Oriental Trading - unfortunately, these aren't available anymore, but these airplane favors from Amazon are equally great.
There you have it. I hope this gave you some great ideas on how to throw a "Time Flies" themed birthday party for your little one! Best of all, I didn't feel any of the stresses that come with planning an elaborate party. Here’s to a lot less party planning and a lot more time spent with family.
Your turn. Do you have any ideas we haven't mentioned? We'd love to hear your comments and suggestions below!
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