Sunday, June 26, 2011

1st Birthday Decorations

We celebrated Hunter's 1st birthday yesterday at my sister's mother-in-law's house, Meemaw Swann.  It was a gorgeous day!  Meemaw Swann has a big, shaded backyard, perfect for an outdoor party.

We kept the decorations pretty simple.  I won a gift certificate to Doodle Monkey Printables and picked out Hunter's invitations, cupcake toppers (we didn't end up with cupcakes, so I used them for a banner instead), card tents, and birthday banner.  The nice thing about her Etsy shop is that I didn't have to pay per invitation or per a certain amount.  She designs the invitation on the computer and then sends it to you.  She was also very fast, and super easy to work with!  We had a Mod Monkey theme.

I purchased Hunter's cake smash outfit from Sew Sweet (I will have pictures of this outfit later... this story to come) and his birthday shirt (as seen in the previous photo session pictures... again, story to come as to why he didn't wear it at his party) from Tutus By Gayle.  Again, both ladies were super fast and super easy to work with!

Here are pictures of the decorations.  Most of these pictures come from one of my bffs Ashley (she has a really nice camera [so does Kelly]... I have camera envy).

I am one

Hunter [monkey] 1

Ashley made this watermelon basket.  She said something about messing up.  I just ignored her. ;]

And here is the cake we served to people.  Silly me forgot to get a good picture of his smash cake (it looks just the same).  I had envisioned this beautiful round cake with a monkey on it to serve to people.  But the round cakes at Plaza Bakery would not feed as many people as I needed and it cost $16 extra to put a monkey on it (no thanks, we are just going to eat it).

Please note Ryleigh eye-balling Hunter's cake

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a nice day. Cute decorations. :)