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The Great Party Invite Debate: Paper vs. Online Party Invitations

Paper vs Online Party Invitations…or is either fine?

I am in the early stages of planning #dailybabyavery’s 1st birthday party, yet I feel like I’m woefully behind for a Modern Boca Mom…and a blogger. I’m a big online reader and let me tell you, some of these mommy bloggers are intimidating, especially when it comes to planning and capturing images of their kids’ parties. How can I compete?

Well, NYC Michelle would have thrown some money at the situation and hired professionals to handle the execution side of party planning, but SOFL Michelle is on more of a budget and despite the time crunch, I’d really like to plan this party myself.

“1” is a huge milestone, right? It may not end up being picture perfect, but Avery is my baby. She deserves a celebration from the heart.

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First Up: Paper vs Online Party Invitations

Because Avery’s personal hashtag has become such a part of her “baby image,” I decided to theme her birthday party around it.

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So, when I was perusing Pinterest for inspiration on paper vs online party invitations, I came across this gem:

paper vs online party invitations

However, the thought of duplicating 30 of these by hand while Avery crawls around stealing felt circles and eating rainbow ribbon gave me heart palpitations, so I thought what’s the harm is making a digital version?  Less waste, no stamps needed.

It may not be “Pinterest crafty,” but this is the ‘almost-finished, still needs some tweaks’ product.  What do you think?

paper vs online party invitations


I want to hear from YOU, Modern Boca Moms: what are your invitation preferences and why?  Comment below!

30-Day Countdown to #dailybabyavery’s 1st Birthday

I’m sure a million moms have said what I’m about to say:

I can’t believe my baby is turning 1.

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I’m sure that goes for “I can’t believe my baby is turning 2, 3, 18 and 21” as well, but this is also a first for ME since my membership in the ‘mommy club’ only extends back to May 1, 2013.

Breathe…

Anyhoo…we have some exciting things coming up on the site to count down to #dailybabyavery’s 1st Birthday!

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Le Macaron French Pastries Adds Yum to Mizner Park

Have you heard about Le Macaron Boca Raton? I’m not going to lie. I am a bit obsessed when it comes to macarons. I remember when I was 9 months pregnant with #dailybocaavery and I waddled all the way to the Upper East Side in Manhattan (from Hell’s Kitchen) to visit the first U.S.-based Ladurée shop (the macarons are actually flown in from Paris each day). Big mistake. I have been spending my hard earned dollars on those teeny, colorful, delectable pastries ever since!

I read that a Ladurée “house” opened recently in Miami (the second U.S. location since New York), but I thought because of the distance, it would be best saved for a special occasion. I don’t drive to Miami for just anything mamas.

Enter Le Macaron French Pastries in Mizner Park. I have been walking by the space (next to Sloan’s) for months now and it FINALLY opened! Little did I know there is one in Delray Beach as well.

Le Macaron Boca Raton

Le Macaron Boca Raton

And the wait was worth it.  Le Macaron Boca Raton definitely knows how to make its namesake and then some. I am normally a huge fan of the standard Vanilla macaron (Ladurée wins that bakery battle), but the Gingerbread flavor was unique and pretty darn delicious. Pair that with one of their handcrafted chocolates and you are in for a TREAT.

Mind you, a box of 6 costs $13.80 + tax, so it’s probably not going to turn into your daily family dessert, but for special occasions, parties or a beautiful Friday night walking the Mizner Park, I highly recommend.

Full Le Macaron Boca Raton menu below…enjoy!

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Le Macaron Boca Raton

Le Macaron Boca Raton

Should You Take Your Baby to Disney on Ice?

Should you take a 10 month-old to Disney on Ice South FL?

That was the burning (freezing?) question when offered a complimentary ticket to ‘Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After.’

The answer…

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YES! At least until Beauty & the Beast comes on.

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#dailybabyavery had a great first ever Disney experience. #modernbocadad had the honor or escorting our own princess to BB&T Center and reported back that she was very much engaged…until ‘hangry’ lunchtime hit and then it was time to bolt.  Sorry Belle.

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Happy baby at Disney on Ice South FL

The only incident to report was a 3 year-old girl falling backwards through the “hole” of her folding chair near #ModernBocaDad’s seat. He said it looked painful. She cried and Mickey didn’t help apparently.  Sorry little girl.

Overall, the show was fun and featured all of the favorite Disney characters. It is a little long for short attention spans, but overall enjoyable, even if you leave early.

We’ll keep you posted when the next show comes to South Florida!

Donald Duck at Disney on Ice South FL

Rapunzel at Disney on Ice South FL

Donald Duck and Goofy at Disney on Ice South FL

Smiling baby at Disney on Ice South FL