What a fun party my Little Chunkies had for his first birthday! Granted, he was sleeping through half of the party and wasn't in the greatest mood, his mom and I got through all the drama of the day (which included losing the power twice in two days - preventing us from getting some of the food made ahead of time - a generator that wouldn't power up, unexpected rain, and a VERY cranky birthday boy). In planning parties - anything and everything is bound to happen. The key is to be prepared and have a backup plan. However, being the perfectionist and control freak I am, I was dying inside (I even think at one point I went into a corner and silently wept for five seconds). Seriously, no one else except us (or maybe me) really paid much notice to all of that. At the end of the day, the party looked fantastic, EVERYONE had a great time and the cupcakes and smash cake were a hit - and when he finally awoke from his slumber, Little Chunkies enjoyed opening gifts.
Here are some pictures of the decorations I custom made for the Elmo party along with items that Little Chunkies' (aka Tyrese) mom picked up from the party store. Enjoy!
I got a lot of my inspiration for the party from Martha Stewart (of course) & Polkadots & Pirates - I also threw in some of my own touches!
Welcome door sign for the birthday boy!
We have a lot more pictures that we took which I will post a link to as soon as I collect and organize them. In the meantime, I'll be updating you on the next few parties coming up....if you remember the race car party - that's been nixed and is now a choo-choo train party. That will keep me very busy in the next few weeks. I also have a more elegant affair that I'll be doing in October for a dear friend to help her launch her jewelry consulting business for Bubbles & Baubles. I'm creating a dessert buffet for her which I'm very amped about. I'll share the inspiration board with you in my next post!