Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

 

I’m 4 months late. Don’t hate.

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

Life sure does change with a kid and I can’t even imagine life with more than one of them. Walking, squealing, babbling, running, sticking hands in toilets, taking off diapers… Though I hate to say he is a toddler, this stage is WAY different than an infant stage.

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

I saw one of these “First Birthday Boards” on Pinterest but I definitely did not want to pay for something I knew I could make myself. The cost came to a whopping $15. Foam boards for $2 a piece and engineered prints $5 a piece.

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

It’s pretty easy.

Create your own first (or any) birthday boards:

  1. Print engineered prints at your local Office Depot or Staples.
  2. Spray adhesive to foam board.
  3. PATIENTLY (keyword) roll the print on to the board.
  4. Smooth out bubbles with a hard item, clipboard, squeegee, etc. (I got bubbles that wouldn’t come out because I was impatient. Surprised? Not so much.)
  5. Let dry and voila, you have a BIG print!

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

Crosson LOVED it and I hung them both at the birthday party. The guests seemed to like them, too. Especially the ADORABLE photo that Laura Morsman captured at a mini session! We are so grateful for amazing photographers.

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

His birthday was filled with lots of easy DIY projects. From these first birthday boards to a Parabo photo collage, we decided to overload our guests with photos of the big one-year-old!

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

He’s a big ole’ goober baby. 🙂

Hi Lovely | First Birthday Board | First Birthday Print | First Birthday Idea

 

What fun ideas did you create for first birthday parties?

The first birthday party pics will be up soon. In the meantime, I can’t wait to see your party creations!

XOX,

Erin