1 Year olds funPosted: December 16, 2009
I have been a busy mommy! I am sure everyone is busy with christmas but i have a doubly busy with getting ready to celebrate my baby’s 1st birthday! It was a completely handmade party from start to finish, minus the cake which i ordered 🙂
So here is the exciting run down of such an exciting day…..
the theme for the day was vintage toys, we started with our invitations made to look like golden books.
Next i moved onto organizing our Party favors, We collected Classic golden books, each picked for a specific friend, along with a box of animal cookies.
After that i moved onto our party hats, which we decorated ourselves. This is where my husband got put to work 🙂 helping me cut each circle.
To make these hats, i first ran the felt through my xyron machine and then had my husband cut out the circles which we then peeled off and stuck to the hat. I then made the tassels out of yarn and then we used tacky glue to attach them to the top.
With those made and out of the way, i had my husband hard at work making our pin the tail of the donkey! yes i know i could have bought one for $1 at the dollar store, but they just aren’t as cute or as fun. So we made ours…. What do you think?
The Kids seemed to enjoy it…
Next we moved on to decorations, boy was this one a hassle! I had seen on Martha Stewart a few years ago where she had used the lollipops that are attached as streamers, i really wanted to do that but couldn’t find them anywhere!!!!! so i finally gave up and bought the lollipops as is and attached them to streamers. they ended up being to heavy so we couldn’t hang them 😦 but they still looked cute laying across the table.
As you can see in the picture we also strung up a picture of Harvey from each month from the last year, starting with our pregnancy photo, and ending with a family photo from a few weeks ago. Also on our welcome table you can see our guest book, it’s a blank golden book that we decorated, it came in a box of golden books that hubby and i bought for Harvey as a birthday gift.
For our centerpieces we used fish bowls from our wedding, and we filled each with either gum balls or bazooka gum. then we stuck in extra lollipops and Tootsie pops.
Next of course in the most delicious part of the day, the birthday cake! i wanted a cake that would look like wooden blocks stacked. i was gonna make them myself i even googled it and found the recipe i was gonna use it, but each block would take 4 8inch square cakes and well to serve the 65 people on our guest list that would be 16 cakes i would need to make! so instead we ordered our cakes, and we took along a picture of Harvey’s blocks so they could see what the cakes were to look like. They turned out pretty cute don’t you think?oh and were they were yummy!
in case you can’t tell the top reads HAW1 (for Harvey Abram Williams) and the side reads baby (that one was the cake makers touch!)
We aren’t finished yet of course! as we packed it all up the night before we decided to add a photo booth, we quickly ran out a bought a black sheet (which we are gonna use on harv’s big boy bed. and then we wrapped and painted 3 moving boxes to look like alphabet blocks. we also bought a $1 store horse head on a stick.
Aren’t my boys cute! Harv’s shirt was also a last minute touch (litterly i finished it about 20 min before we left the house) as i stiched a bow tie onto his white tee-shirt. His pants came with the suspenders and they are from H&M.
Well that is our day of fun! Man was that a lot of work for 2 hours of fun!!!
Oh and if anyone is wondering i did make my dress, but that is a post for another night! 🙂