Anyway, speaking of DIY I wanted to show you a couple of craft tutorials for my party prep.
When I combed pinterest, I found zero inspiration for a turtle centerpiece, that was not ninja turtles, so I had to invent my own. I brought out my trusty birthday party vases (just check out my history, they have already been used several times!) and set to work. They were smaller than I remembered them, but it still works.
My first inspiration came from these sweet turtle I found at Micheal's, they totally go with the DIY look, but came already painted!
I used the same technique for these letters as I did for William's nursery letters (which I explained here). But then I used some hot glue and popsicle sticks to add little kickstands to them, so they can stand up.