Monday, March 28, 2011

A First for Me {BOY Birthday Party!}

Planning a party not centered around the colors pink and purple and without words like princess and pretty is a whole new world for me. I like it. A lot. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do. I started with making the birthday shirt. You can see a tutorial here on how I made the shirt. After that part was finished I appliqued the 1 and his name. The birthday shirt is born....

From there the wheels started turning and everything began to fall into place. I found 1st birthday plates and napkins on clearance at Target in the same colors I had used on the shirt. Then I made the invitations. 

 I had planned to have a cookout and let the kids enjoy running around outside during the party. Last Monday the weather for Saturday looked like something like this - 68*, 15% chance of scattered showers. I started praying that God would change those chances. He did. He thinks he's funny. The chances were changed all right. From 15% scattered to 90% unscattered. So my plans changed (as they often do!) and I had a friend hook me up with a sweet deal from Papa Johns. All that to say, I started baking cakes at 9:00 Friday night since I suddenly needed the inside of my house to be much cleaner and party ready than I had prepared for. Behind much?? I knew I was going to do colorful dots all over the big cake. I thought that was what I was going to do for the smash cake. While I did the crumb coat an idea struck me. Make the smash cake look like the birthday shirt!   

I love the way the colors pop!

Speaking of pops. I made marshmallow pops for the first time. Despite being a bit time consuming they were very easy to make. And they are very yummy. More of those fun colors!

I bought the little buckets at Hobby Lobby. Orange and blue are my favorite boy colors. They're also Auburn's colors. War Eagle!

The birthday boy had lots of fun! He ate lots of pizza and fruit. And enjoyed all the attention.

He really enjoyed his cake! After picking at it for a while in true to him fashion he used it for a drum.

It was a really good day. I am so thankful that we have this sweet boy in our lives! And I'm thankful for friends who were able to celebrate his day with us. He was worn out by the end of the night.

I hope I get many more nights of snuggling like this. I know they won't last forever.

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Anonymous said...

Looks great...all of it!

A Healthy Helpmeet said...

I love it!! this post makes me jealous :( I've never had a first birthday party (or any other birthday party) for my babies! DH doesn't think they're terribly important and (truth be told) I tend to cringe at all the sugar. I've never heard of a smash cake. And what are Marshmallow Pops?

Krystine Stephenson said...

It all looks like so much fun!!! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing all the great ideas!


Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What a great party! I love the t-shirt you made. I am definitely going to have to go check out that tutorial next. It looks so professionally beautiful. Great job!

I love how you kept your colors in everything, even in the marshmallow pops. I need to make some of those today and I'm hoping they will turn out as neat looking. I think I'll have to go get some sprinkles since that's such a cute idea!

Thanks so much for sharing. I love to look at such fun parties. I hope you'll consider sharing this on our party themed linky party.

Stephanie Smith said...

You did a great job. Love all the bright, fun colors.