Yes, I'm one of those moms. I started planning my son's first birthday about 6 months in advance. But in my defense, I was also already 5 months pregnant with his little sister and due just 2 weeks before his big day. (And yes, she was a surprise!) So, I planned and planned, crafted, cut, stalked other blogs and finally came up with this theme: Aqua & Red Owl Birthday. My inspiration came in part from these adorable owl bookends.
I found this perfect aqua and red polka dot fabric on sale at Joann's and snatched a bunch of it up for a variety of projects, including a custom highchair cover (thanks, Mom!!), a custom "Ky is 1!" bib and a custom "1" party hat. These were all first time projects that I just made up as I went. Not perfect, but pretty darn cute!
Next came the food table...I wanted all the food to somehow fit the "nature" theme and also the color scheme, so we went with "mushroom" cupcakes (because of the look, not the contents!), red hot and white cheddar popcorn in homemade cones, strawberries & cream cheese dip, yogurt covered raisins, chocolate covered peanuts and chocolate peanut butter acorns (acorn inspiration thanks to the ladies over at sixinthesuburbs!). Here's the final display...
I saw some adorable mini pennant banners on Karaspartyideas and had to try one for Ky's birthday!
Owl lollipops in a basket embellished with a handmade felt owl served as the adult party favors. These felt owls were my first project for Ky's birthday. I got the pattern and tutorial here. His smash cake photo session was done by Shell's Photography...the photos turned out adorable and he was loving life with all that icing!
Party favors for all the kiddos...fabric flowers for the girls and tie embellished onesie for the boy.
Handmade front door wreath
Love this picture! He's in awe and can't wait to dig in!
Once the cupcake was gone, he resorted to his hat...
Goofy face, but here's his big boy outfit (tie by Bubaloo & Co.)