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1/2 Birthday Essentials

DSC_2683-3Last week, our youngest little nugget turned 6 months. Being that she’s a December baby, we will more than likely not throw her a one-year-old birthday party. For one, it’s too close to the holidays. Second, the weather might be too chilly. So I came up with the grand idea to host a 1/2 birthday celebration instead. I figured summer weather would work better and the fact that Lexi’s our second and possibly our last kiddo was a good enough reason to just go for it.

But enough with the excuses, you know, this mama is really just milking every milestone she can. Funny thing is my husband thought I was nuts. What’s next, a 1 1/2 celebration? Hmm. Perhaps we should. No. I kid. But in all seriousness, I can’t believe she’s 6 months. Feels like just yesterday they plopped her onto my chest for the first time. And I’m overly emotional at the thought of our girls growing up and passing up milestone after milestone. I know it’s life. I just wish I could hit the pause button and keep them little forever.

In the meantime, I’ll just celebrate as many milestones as I can. So here’s a glimpse of our 1/2 birthday shindig as well as our top must-have items.

Birthday Suit

Oh you know, just another excuse to buy another cute little onesie for Lexi. We dig this one from Hair Bow Boulevard and the head band and ruffle bottoms from Couture Flower.

Baby Bjorn - High Chair

Apparently, I forgot how hot it gets in Southern California during summer. Mia’s face says it all. It was over 100 degrees!! Possibly the hottest day this year.

Reversible Bibs

Now that Lexi is teething and eating solids, we can not believe how many bibs we go through each day. These Finn+Emma reversible organic bibs are adorable and perfect for us to flip and reuse.
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High Chair

We needed a high chair for Lexi to sit in without her being able to wiggle around. She’s sitting now but still needs a little help at times. This BABYBJÖRN high chair  is perfect for Lexi. We also love that it’s a space saver and has a modern look. DSC_2824-1

Bowls & Spoons

These bambu home products for kids are made out of bamboo and are certified organic. Perfect first bowl and utensils for Lexi’s little hands. And how cute is big sis trying to feed Lexi beans for the first time?DSC_2818-1DSC_2816-1

Travel Crib

We are usually out-of-town on weekends so a light travel crib was a sure must have. This BABYBJÖRN travel crib is so light, easy to set up and close with one move. It also doesn’t take up much space and the material is removable and washable. We’re diggin’ the style and color too. Plus, it came in handy for the party as well.babybjörn-light-travel-crib babybjörn-light-travel-crib

Covered Goods

We’re still nursing so this Covered Goods multi-use four-in-one nursing cover was a stylish lifesaver. I love that it has two of my favorite patterns; Black and white stripes plus floral.
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Covered Goods-Nursing Cover-Multi-Use-Four in OneDecorations

These high-quality Paperfox LA decorations set the stage for our party theme. Definitely whimsy and fun with pink, white and gold. Absolutely perfect!
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Cake

What’s a birthday party without cake? Good thing abuelita Lulu makes beautiful and delicious cakes. I mean I seriously scored with my mom’s baking talent. 😉 And apparently, we were so busy trying to cut the cake before it melted (100+ degree weather over here) that we forgot to add the 1/2 birthday gold glitter topper until the cake was almost all gone. DSC_2807-1
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How cute are these cookies made by my friend over at Dolce Cakes & Cookies?

6 Month Registry

Yes, a registry! Because let’s face it, baby shower gifts are great but there are plenty of items we received that we already outgrew.  Our personalized registry let our family know what items we needed or could really use at 6 months+. gugu guru registry

Gugu Guru is a new baby registry website that makes unbiased, highly personalized product recommendations based not only on unique lifestyle but also personal style. Just take a fun quiz and tell Gugu Guru about your lifestyle, the clothing and décor styles that appeal to you, along with your product preferences and Gugu Guru will deliver “perfect match” product recommendations so you can create your personalized registry. Their site now offers Gugu Concierge.  A new personal shopper service for baby registry. Professional baby planners and industry / retail experts do all the work and create a registry for you. One of the best perks is the fee you pay for the service can be applied as a credit toward your final purchases. Such a sweet deal!
Gugu Guru Registry
I love that Gugu Guru pared down the choices for me and gave me ideas as to what to register for. The best part of it all is that we’re currently using every single item we received from the registry.

Cheers to celebrating milestones!

Abrazos (Hugs) — Gladys

baby bjorn - high chair

Disclosure: Some of the products listed on my personal registry were provided by Gugu Guru and respective brands but the content and opinions expressed here are completely my own.

 

    10 COMMENTS

  • Nikki Andal June 30, 2016 Reply

    This is amazing! Gladys, I’m always looking for new products for Carter. I’ve never heard of Gugu Guru! I’m definitely going to check them out. Sounds like they have quality products and know what mamas would want. So important. I’m checking out all of the products in your picture I want them! Lol

    • themotheroverload June 30, 2016 Reply

      Yes, this registry is genius! They recommended products based on my lifestyle and their all perfect for us.

  • Cynthia soriano July 4, 2016 Reply

    I love love the idea!Everything came out so perfect.I will have to tag all my baby boomers on this unfortunately my kids are 13 but have lots of other friends and family that will benefit from this.Seems everyone around me is pregnant this year:) I will gladly be passing this along.

  • Jeanette Martinez July 4, 2016 Reply

    What an great idea to have a 1/2 Birthday party. Looking at all the pictures and I absolutely love all the products. I want that nursing cover from Covered Goods. So cute! It’s the first time I’m hearing about Gugu Guru, what a genius idea! I love the fact that they customize every product to one’s lifestyle and needs. So important for us mommies. I’m definitely going to check them out.

    • themotheroverload July 12, 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much Jeanette! The nursing cover really does come in handy. 😉

  • Melissa July 4, 2016 Reply

    What a beautiful party! Wise idea to do a 1/2 celebration. So many reasons to celebrate life. Love all the details and accessories. And a registry at 6 months = genius….

    • themotheroverload July 12, 2016 Reply

      The registry is super neat! Love all the recommendations it gave us.;)

  • Sophie July 15, 2019 Reply

    I’m so very thankful for finding your blog.. very helpful for new mums .,Thanks so much for sharing such an wonderful well-researched list., i have been looking for some best  baby essentials for my nephew .and i’m very confused on what to buy..,but these are really a great list with detailed information.. you saved so much of my time .& This is done really well – I appreciate the work you put in, I imagine it wasn’t easy. .Really looking forward to read more…

    • themotheroverload July 15, 2019 Reply

      Thanks so much Sophie! Glad it was helpful. And believe it or not, I just celebrated a 1/2 birthday for myself for the 1st time. Our blog post was just launched this morning. 🙂 Thanks again for reading and following us along the way.

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