1st Birthday fete – location, location, location!

1st Birthday fete – location, location, location!

So, I’m thinking more and more about Laelia’s first birthday, because I need to choose a location already. I’m definitely leaning towards a park, as we don’t have enough room to host a party, and we don’t want to rent anything out, and parks are just so naturally beautiful! We went to Balboa lake last Saturday though, and it was packed, so we know parking would be a pain and getting a table could mean arriving there before the sun rises, especially if the sakura is going on in April instead of March this year…

Lake Balboa during the Sakura…

… but, at the same time, I don’t think I could pass up having her first birthday surrounded by such beauty! It already would go with all the default decor I’ll be using (birds, pink and aqua; I’m almost tired of the theme, but since it works great for babies, and I have so much of it, I’m just gonna go with it; it will seriously cut down on costs and time).  I will even be throwing my Oberland quilt in the fray, and it does go quite perfectly with the cherry blossoms…I’m still considering a few other parks, mainly griffith park, (which also has the sakura, just not as abundantly) and the most local park to us, VNSO. I grew up at VNSO, so I’m really familiar with it (plus) but its totally flat, and that feels boring to me (minus). I don’t think I’d do travel town at Griffith park just yet, so I’d just pick a picnic spot… and the carousel is a definite plus. There is also the botanical gardens in Thousand Oaks, that I would consider, but its a bit far of a drive for the set up, and maybe Mailbu state creek park, but I think you have to pay something redic for parking… I think all of this makes a great excuse to hit the parks in the coming weeks!

The Conejo Botanical Garden

Griffith Park – Old Zoo site & Carousel

I’d like to share the AMAZING parties I’ve been seeing out there in design blogland, but I’ve already spent waay too much time over at the hostess with the mostess perusing the inspiration over there, and I still haven’t been able to sort it all out so it will have to wait for another day…

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3 Responses to 1st Birthday fete – location, location, location!

  1. katie says:

    If you do want to do Griffith Park, Nick and I can head down early to get a spot since it’s so close to me.

  2. Sam says:

    So, this is super random, but I was just searching for images in Google to show a client of the Conejo Botanical Gardens and wound up here!

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