I told myself that I was going to go “low key” for Bents 1st birthday party. But, when I ran across Fresh Chick Design Studio’s version of a winter ONEderland party….I may have quickly changed my plans. I already had Joanne from Printable Party Shoppe designing these adorable invites for me! Seriously, Etsy is my new best friend!
I didn’t do NEAR the job that Rebecca did on the table set up. But, I am also not NEAR as crafty. I was extremely pleased with how my arrangement turned out! I would have liked to put up a back drop of some sort…intead of my maroon walls…but I didn’t want to put any extra holes in the wall. 🙂
I had so much fun making the cupcake toppers from her print outs! It was a first time for me…and oh so easy (especially if you buy the 2 inch punch from hobby lobby).
A local bakery helped me bring the cake to life! They are the same bakery that created P Man’s race car cake. They are amazing!
Since we weren’t doing a lunch or dinner (only snacks) I really wanted the cake to make a statement! Of course, it wasn’t until after everyone left that I realized I didn’t even serve the ice cream! I must have been a little preoccupied. 🙂
Treat bags – also using the cupcake topper cut outs to add a little flair.
The signs that Fresh Chick Design Studio created for me were a perfect touch.
See those cloth flowers in the vase…I found those in the $1 bin at Target! Score!
My version of the lollipop bouquets. I used glass vases that I had around the house and taped ribbon around them. All the lollipops were bought at Walmart in the Christmas clearance isle for 10 cents a piece! I filled the bottom of the vases with gum balls and M&M’s!
One thing that I quickly forgot…ONE year olds have NO idea that you are having this party for them. Bents was CLUELESS! At least he let me put his “party shirt” on him!
His view…as he was probably thinking “why are all these people staring at me? And why are they singing?”
Thanks to everyone who attended and helped us celebrate our little man’s FIRST birthday!