Dia-versary: “Giving It Our Best Shot” 2 Years Of Fighting Type 1 Diabetes Party

22nd May 2016

Any diagnosis is hard so I am happy to add to this category of “You Had A Party For What” a celebration of surviving, being brave, and working the heck out of the hand you’ve been dealt!  This has endless applications and possibilities for any diagnosis and any milestone within that.  This party has all of my heartstrings!

My little girl was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Type 1 diabetes (not to be confused with the much more prevalent and different Type 2 diabetes) a few weeks after she turned 4 and she takes it all in stride!  Here’s a party to show her our support and to commend her tough girl bravery!  I hope this party blesses someone and encourages like parties for those in your life who have been given an unexpected hand to play.

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I had my good friend at Red Haven Letters on Etsy create a custom tag for me for “Giving it our best shot”, don’t you love the play on words?!  I pretty much got so excited I peed when I thought of it.  I knew I wanted to do something with syringes because unless you pump, that is the type 1 life! Megan is super talented and did these for me wayyy last minute.  Like, 48 hours before the party last minute!  You can order these cute tags and signs from her there if you like this party.  They aren’t listed in her shop, but you can tell her you saw this party and she will have the file!

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What’s more positive than good vibes napkins at a diagnosis anniversary?  Oh, I know…these awesome printed plates to go with the cute good vibes napkins!  I got them both from Target and they are the Cheeky design brand.  They donate meals for every purchase of their paper goods!

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Listen, in my past life aka before kids, I decorated cakes for people.  I thought, “Oh, I’ll try sugar cookies decorating for this party for my daughter.” It’s safe to say, I prefer cakes.  I super-tron hated the experience so these were my first and last lazy attempt at making and decorating sugar cookies.  My little girl was pleased and the favors looked how I had hoped as a package deal so we all win…

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Okay, so the shot tags are even cuter when paired with the shot cookies and band aids!

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These pens were 6 for 3 dollars from the Target Halloween favor aisle.  Yes, I’ve been hoarding them since Halloween….  You can still find them on line in many places, including Amazon.

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I made this shirt for my girl on Zazzle, where you can literally customize anything you want!  The back wasn’t supposed to print out in black or with the word butt so she could wear it to school…or really…it wasn’t supposed to say anything at all but it was funny and she looked cute. If there ever were a shirt I wanted my 6 year old to wear that said butt, it’d be this one!

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My sweet sister-in-law gave my child this sweet necklace that says as you turn it, “Be Brave & Keep Going”.  The perfect thoughtful gift for a night like this!  She has a matching one she wears so it was even sweeter!

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The 2 on this cute little cake comes in to play because it’s her 2nd anniversary of her Type 1 diagnosis.  She’s not the world’s biggest 2 year old.  Didn’t want any of you confused.

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If this isn’t the most funny and relate-able Type 1 thing to write on a cake, I don’t know what is!!!

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Photography Credit:  Shelly Griffin Photography

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