I’ve never been a big party planner until I became a Mom. When Oliver was 6 months old, I began planning and day-dreaming about what sort of celebration we would have for his first birthday. We ended up having a First Fiesta, complete with a Taco Bar and had such a blast. This year, the time came again to start planning and I quickly fell in love with a “Two the Moon” theme and thought and astronaut party would be great for Oliver since he is so curious and loves exploring. Here is the link to the Pinterest Board I built around this theme.
At first, I had a vision to have the party in our house and to transform our basement into outerspace, including making the staircase leading down to the basement into a glow-in-the-dark tunnel. Well that was all good in theory, but I work two jobs and am not all that crafty. So I started to look for the perfect space, enter Waterlemon.
Waterlemon is a unique concept, located in LaGrange (Chicago suburb) that is both an indoor play space, a party space, AND a boutique shop. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful, tasteful kids decor and the wonderful reviews from some of my Mom friends–who vouched for how fun the playspace is for children under 6. Waterlemon is usually an open play space, but during the weekends it can be reserved for birthday parties.
Waterlemon was created my Nina Makovski as a stylish, comfortable, and funindoor space for young children to play in, as the winters in Chicago can be tedious (to say the least) and they did an amazing job bringing it to life!
Party Planner: Girl Meets Party
As soon as I got Waterlemon booked, I knew I needed to enlist a little help from a party planner. Yes, I had a concept and a vision in mind, but like I said, I am super busy and I also wanted to do justice with the space and the theme. A fellow blogger friend of mine, Jen from Girl Meets Party, also offers event planning services and I thought she would be a perfect fit for helping me bring this party to life.
One thing I really love about Jen, is that her even-planning services are not one-size fits all and she has several different options based on your need. I knew I would be able to execute the party by myself, but needed help finding items that had a uniform theme and didn’t break the bank. I chose to use Girl Meets Party‘s “Design My Party” package which entailed Jen creating a mood board and then later emailing me a list of all the items that can be purchased with this theme. This made me life so much easier!
Stay tuned for next week’s blog post in which I share how Oliver’s party came together in one month’s time…