Time to start planning (a tad late) for a little birthday evening we'll be throwing for my lovely mother. This year is an especially important year for celebration since this is my mom's (ahem) _1st birthday and years ending in 1's in Chinese tradition are milestones. Finding the location will be my first challenge but I can't wait to go all out for the decorations. I want to make my mother feel extra uber special this year (after all, she deserves it!) so I'm heading to the craft store this weekend to get materials to make paper flowers, inspiration: a beautiful table setting I found on marthastewart.com. Found these wonderfully sketched instructions from thriftycreativity.com for paper poppies (also inspired by my very own blog design - thank you Chicken!) to get me started, can't wait to get crafty!