Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our little MoNkEy is ONE!!

Our baby boy turned one!!! We really cannot believe how fast he is growing! It is such a bittersweet time. We had a big blowout for his 1st birthday party....you know how it goes. We went all out. :) We had a monkey theme with blue/brown/green and lots of polka dots. I absolutely loved it!!

Monkey invite from Dimpleprints on Etsy....I loved it!

Mommy,Birthday Boy and Daddy

He is not going to be a sweets eater...he didn't really care for the cake.

After we finished singing Happy Birthday, Carter started clapping. So cute!

Momma's baby....or toddler. :(

I made the "It's a party" sign just incase they went to the wrong house..lol!
I was going to hang the "I am One" banner around his high chair but it was too long.

I covered some formula cans to weight the balloons down in-then I stuffed some tulle inside. Of course, it had to have a tulle ribbon! I am in love with tulle now!!

We did bubbles as favors...they were about 50 cents apeice. Once I wrapped them with tulle and made a "thanks" tag, they were good to go!

This was the favor table. Why do people forget to take favors with them?? I had a bunch left over.

I love the Happy Birthday banner. It took me a while-it was the first I've ever made. I see why people on etsy charge $40 for them.

My neighbor had a book with these cupcakes in them. I loved them and thought they would be easy to make....WRONG! Took me forever! They turned out cute though...thank goodness! I used raisins for the eyes, chocolate disks for ears and piped the mouth/nose on. YUM!

I got carter's smash cake from Cakes by Claire...she did Great!! It matched perfectly!

My friend Kimber made these DELICIOUS cookies. How cute are they?!! She is so talented!! Thanks!

I got this cookie jar thing from wal mart, wrapped in ribbon, made a sign and VOILA! MoNkEy punch!

The cake table.

I really thought everything turned out just perfect. It was just the way I've been dreaming it would be! Is that silly? Maybe it's a mom thing. Carter had such a great time playing with all the kiddos. Usually it's just the two of us, so it was nice to have a house full of people for a change.
Thanks to everyone who came!! We had a blast!


Kristina said...

Wow Jenny!! I think you and Kimber should start a party business. Everything turned out too cute!

Jennifer said...

thanks girlie! It's too stressful to do all the time I think. It would be fun though!

Lacy said...

LOVE the pics!!! Oh my gosh! So cute and you must have a cricut...arent they awesome??? You did so good and Im so happy your party went so great!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Very cute birthday party! You did a great job!! You asked about the fabrics on my burp rags . . .. yes, I do get some of my fabric at HL but I also shop at Joanns Fabrics. The western fabric I had to get from a quilt shop which I had to travel about 40 miles to get there! LOL. Ever been to a fabric quilt shop?! They usually have really nice fabric in all themes and colors; however, they can be a little pricey. Hope this helps!

Polka Dot Sally said...

Hey! Thanks for sharing Carter's party photos with me...I shared your ideas and photos on www.polkadotbirthday.com today. :)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What a great looking party! You did a super job (I love the colors)!
I found your blog via Polka Dot Birthday...congrats on the feature!

The Dendy Family said...

I know this is going to sound like a crazy questions, but what size table did you use for the cupcake table (6ft or 8 ft)? Also, where did you find the lime green table cloth? I am having a hard time finding one that falls far enough in the front of my table.

Thanks you so much,
Blakely Dendy

Kadens Mommy said...

Hi I was wondering where you bought the monkey ribbon...its really cute!