Finn turns one in three days!!! His birthday is Cinco de Mayo, which honestly, I'm not that pumped about. But this first year, I'm choosing to embrace it. So there will be a big fiesta full of tacos, margaritas and a piñata! I've known for months that we would throwing this fiesta; yet, I have been so slow to do much planning & organizing. I typically have these grand ideas in my head, but I am a terrible executor. I can promise you that I will be putting together different elements of the party as guests begin to arrive. That's just how it goes. Every single time.
But there's another reason I've been slow to plan things. This year I have tried to focus a bit on minimalism. I'm not trying to live a minimalistic life, but just be more intentional about the purchases I make, and the things that I keep in my home. I want everything to have a purpose and be making our lives more enjoyable. I want to be less of a consumer. And things like birthdays, tend to come with lots of consumption. It's just something that has been on my mind lately.
And then I fell in love with some of Minted's decor items. I'm obsessed with all their beautiful paper products. A couple banners & signs will be just enough to make Finn's party feel festive! Plus, I can reuse the items in years to come or recycle them, which makes me feel better on the consumer end of things. I'm going to wait to share what I'm chosen for Finn's birthday... but let's talk about some of Minted's adorable themes! I'm seriously eyeing Campsite as well as the Hey Batter Batter. I may have to start talking with Liam about what kind of party he wants this summer!
Now for the fun part, you all have a chance to win $150 to spend at Minted (open to US entrants 18 years or older only, sorry)!!! This may just be my most exciting giveaway yet. And before you start wondering what you'll spend your money on if no party planning is in your future, let's talk about Minted's art! I'm seriously swooning over so new prints for the boys' bedrooms & playrooms. Three of my favorites are: the animal world map, the blue fish wish, and the fox in the snow.