Our baby boy turned one already! His first year went by so fast. I will share some pictures of his first year and favorite baby products soon. Today I’m sharing his first birthday party.
I really liked seeing the wild one theme on Pinterest and using the more woodland/camping ideas. The lanterns were actually after Christmas find from two years ago and added that camping touch.
I have to admit it was a long process to make the garland. My fingers hurt so bad from tying and the light green balloons were so hard to tie. I did use a balloon hand pump which was very useful.
He loved his cake.
The fabric I used to make a tablecloth for our hall table is a soft flannel material I picked up from Joann fabrics. You can find it here. I plan on turning it into a blanket also so it was not used for just one day.
Here he is really enjoying his cake.
The chalkboard I have had for a few years now it was actually a mirror that i painted over. The one balloon was from the party store. I made the hanging backdrop from cute paper I bought at Michaels and hung them on the antlers hiding behind the balloons.
I was very proud of myself for how his cake turned out. This was the first time making a naked cake. I used a smaller deep cake pan and i freezer the cakes so i could easily slice them to make a 4 layer cake. I used a whipped frosting which was easy to spread.
Have you seen naked cakes on Pinterest? There are so many pretty ones.
I used my Silhouette cameo machine to cut the Wild One cake topper. I just use the software and connect the font together so it cuts one piece all together. I really love having that machine for making things like this.
The slice of wood can be found at craft stores.
We made cupcakes for the guests and also had ice cream cake because we celebrated Harper turning 4.
The cupcake toppers match the invitations I ordered on Etsy. They were a digital file and I printed and punched them out and used craft sticks and hot glue to make them into toppers. You can find them here. The invitations I used are here.
The stand I used was a freebie I picked up and painted gold a long time ago.
The invitations I used. It was digital file you could edit yourself and I had them printed at staples. I really love the trees and colors on these.
My handsome little guy! He was excited for the party and woudln’t sit still so i could get a picture of his shirt. It says wild one with an arrow and a bear. I order here.
The party was great. I kept the gust list low because Weston is still in the stranger stage and although he had no problems with everyone watching him eat cake and open presents.
why do they have to grow up so fast?
I also wanted to say thanks for reading my first post in a long time. I have had some hard days and great days and I missed writing, crafting, creating and sharing my ideas. I plan to get back into posting a few posts a week, updating my website and getting my etsy shop back up with new items as well. I do not plan on selling clay tags like i did before right away. Thanks again!