Real Life Preperie: Kepler’s Nautical First Birthday

Happy hump day! As I mention in my bio, I really love that Preperie has allowed me to connect with and help moms, grandmothers, and sisters of all kinds celebrate the special moments in their family’s lives. Recently I worked with Erica, a mom of 2 (who randomly lives in the town where I spent my childhood!) as she planned her son Kepler’s first birthday. She wanted to use the color scheme Navy, Orange, and Gray (which I love!) that is prominent in her son’s nursery, but didn’t want to go overboard (get it??) on the budget.

I totally knew what she meant. We all want to make our loved ones’ milestones special, but expenses add up! A DIY custom-designed party package from a lot of vendors can be more expensive than a box diapers! That’s why I offer everything a la carte so thoughtful, hardworking moms (grandmothers, sisters, best friends, whoever) can choose what makes the most sense for them based on their priorities.

Erica was kind enough to send photos of her son’s nautical-inspired birthday and I’ve included them below.  I especially love her take on the sea-worthy menu!  Hope you enjoy!

Custom Decor

Orange and Grey Nautical Birthday Banner |

Happy Birthday Banner

Nautical Cupcake Toppers |

Nautical Cupcake Toppers and Favor Tags

Keplers Nautical Birthday Menu |

 L | Watermelon Ship Salad.
R | Fish ‘N Chips (aka Goldfish and Potato Chips)

 L | Crabby Sandwiches: Chicken Salad Sandwiches
on Croissants with Black Olives on Skewers
R | Cupcakes in Sea Tones with Nautical Toppers

L | Toppers that Served Double-duty as Party Favor Tags
R | Italian Sausages Sailboats

She also re-purposed one of the Happy Birthday banner cards as a ship’s sail. How creative!!

I hope you enjoyed this first installment of Real Life Preperie. I look forward to sharing with you many more in the future!
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