Wednesday, September 16, 2009

1st birthday pics

The party starts with the guests getting their invites...

I made these (smile)

When the guests arrived they are greeted by this wonderful banner!!
I bought this at a great place called Bless Your Heart!!!

When they walked in the door this is what they saw!!

Pennants were so easy to hang and really added some great color to the pool area. The beach balls also added color. Pennants and beach balls were purchased at Oriental Trading!!

Drew was dressed for his party in his custom made sock monkey shirt!!!
The back looks like this... i purchased this off ETSY
The main table was decorated with the cake, cupcakes, and party favors!!!The light tutu is my favorite. I tried to keep to the colors of a beach ball and so I bought spools of various ribbons from Hob Lob and made this tutu. From the tutu I hung pictures of Drew from every month (Same pics from his invite)!!!
To cover the table I bought oil cloth from Bless Your Heart!!!

The party favors are in sand buckets (pails) bought from the $ spot at Target. They are filled with a bag of goldfish crackers, deflated beach ball, a monkey sucker, banana key chain, beach monkey tats, and a water gun. All except goldfish were bought from Oriental Trading. The buckets had a thank you sticker on them and were labeled with the invited kids names.

Another view of the pool and the pennants...I heart those!!! Plus they match the invites!!

The cake we bought plain from Costco and my mom helped me wrap it in the coordinating ribbon from the light tutu. I also bought the OH so cute cake topper HERE!!!

My SIL helped me make the monkey cupcakes. The cupcakes were purchased from Costco too and then we added the detail. The chocolate ones were turned into monkeys and the white got a banana key chain!!!
We tried to make different faces on the monkeys.... I think they turned out cute!!!

Sticking to the Beach Monkey theme... I used larger sand pails to hold chips and the smaller ones held dips and candies!!!

I didn't buy fancy plates I just stuck to our colors and bought green, blue, red, and orange plates and napkins...same with cups (all from Target)!!
Hat and bib were gifts... so we used them for cake time!!!


Shirt #2 was a gift too. They told me they found it at Wal-Mart!!!

He wore it to open gifts!!!

After all the cake and party favors were gone you can see the oil cloth better!!!

AND now the tutu really sticks out!!!

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Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

So cute, looks like he had such a good time!
I too did a monkey themed party for our daughter's 1st birthday. I love all things monkey! This year we're doing ladybugs though.