Monday, February 8, 2010

So It Starts Something Like This

Mason's First Birthday is a huge deal...you only turn ONE once- right?

I'm having a blast planning for his birthday celebration. This mommy LOVES A PARTY! So as promised 1 1/2 months ago {sheesh!} here's some of my inspiration photos and ideas so far:

THEME: Little Man

Admittedly this theme is completely, entirely, directly inspired by this fantabulous party {HERE from Full House}

{via Full House}


COLORS: Why aqua & brown of course! Here are the fabulous invites from The Paper Nest


ATTIRE: Neckties, bowties, moustaches, and the assorted MANLY accessories...
Those tie onesies are adorable, and yet masculine enough to be appropriate for boys {yay!}.

{photos via various Etsy sellers}

Mason will wear a birthday jon-jon with smocked cakes {not very manly...I know}, but I'm going to make a bib with a coordinating tie, hopefully it'll look something like this {although mine won't have the collar because I couldn't figure that part out...}:


DECOR & PARTY GOODS: I'll incorporate neckties, the colors,

I'd love to have a supercute tablescape for the dessert buffet like this:

And while I've seen these on various Websites for sale:

{via Etsy}
I decided these were easy peasey after using this Tutorial {HERE} and crafted these for the party:

Since Mason's party will be almost 1 1/2 weeks after his actual birthday {procrastinating Mommy}, I'm making him a party hat for the actual day and will use it as decor somehow. Check these adorable inspiration photos {random pics saved, sorry no credits!}
I may even have to make him a shirt for the actual Day...
And while I've already purchased patterned paper plates, this would have been a cool idea:
{via Etsy}
And these would be great for food markers:
{via Etsy...same seller as papergoods & cupcake wrappers}
But I need to watch what I purchase...even if on clearance. I found these on Oriental Trading Co. Great colors for a boy's birthday party right? Yes. But look carefully and they read, "Happy Birthday Jesus." Ummmm, I love my son but this smells just a tad of sacrilege!
PARTY FAVORS: Well, these are going to be a secret because some of the invited may read this post. I will share a super cute idea that I most likely won't have time to complete. Handmade Bowties for every guest! {*sigh*}

GET YOUR PARTY ON!

3 comments:

The Penter Family said...

Happy Birthday Jesus Balloons... Ha!-Ha!

Jessica Lynn said...

AWWW! Sweet baby M turns 1 soon! I cant believe it's nearly been a whole year! I wish I could be there for the celebration. Lots of love to you both!

Auntie Hess:)

{Amanda} said...

Yep Martina...definitely should read the not-so-fine print =)

Auntie Hess, wish you could be here too! And if this boggles your mind...in just 3 months it'll be TWO YEARS since TOTS & my visit to see ya. We love you too!