Tuesday, February 21, 2012

{airplane} party


When I got home from our Christmas vacation, I decided to start working on my son's birthday decor. I wanted to be able to take my time & get my thoughts together for it. It's a good thing I started so early, since I had to take an unexpected trip home for my grandfather's funeral the week of my son's birthday.

Here it what I came up with..


I knew I wanted the banner on my mantel to be full of pictures, to see how my little tiny baby grew into my big one year old. It was so fun putting it together--and super easy. Jute, clothespins, scrapbook paper, and then of course pictures, is all you need for this banner.

How the airplane party came about, was from winning a giveaway from Mygrafico. I was able to chose a printable package, and with my son's first birthday coming up, it worked out perfectly. I chose the 'Flying High Party Printables Set'.

One thing that was so nice about using this set, was the huge of amount of prep-work that was taken off. All I had to do was print everything on cardstock, then cut it out. Made my life so much easier. :)

Okay, now for the fun part, the party decor..


Here's an overview of the table, I will break it down for you in pictures below. It turned out really great though. Whenever I put together a party, I forget how much time the little details take. I sound like I throw parties a lot, I really don't, but the ones I have done in the past have been pretty time consuming.


Oh the cakes! How I loved them, wish I could take credit for them, but a sweet friend of mine made them for the special day. She actually looked at the printables to make the cakes fit in, pretty amazing, right?!

I wrapped a tall glass jar with red yarn, then added 2 airplanes from the packet to it. It was a simple way to add a pop of color.


The candy tray consisted of wrapped chocolate bars, small goodie bags & chocolate dipped marshmallows--those are MUCH easier to make than cake pops, by the way. :) The white bags were the party favors for the kids with a few little trinkets in them.

I made the party hats as well. I found the tutorial for them here. I simply wrapped scrapbook paper around party hats purchased from the Dollar Store, & added a little pom pom to the top. There were also some printable hats from the packet as well. Such a cute way to make your own party hats!

I decided to dress up the party blowers too. They also came from the Dollar Store--I glued a circle piece of scrapbook paper with a '1' on it, to make it more unique for the party.

I saw a great tutorial to make your own coffee filter pom poms from this site. They are so simple to make & the best part about them, they are reusable!


The little banner was also from the printout packet


A few more pictures of the cakes, they were almost too cute to eat. :)



Here is the big feast of the night..


The Dollar Store is the place to buy cute little glass containers, I bought several of them for the party. Having Rootbeer as our drink, is always such a treat for the kids.

Homemade slow cooked Mac & Cheese was so tasty, we will be making this again!
Parmesan Pretzel Bites were very simple to make, can't wait to try them with cinnamon & sugar next time.
Orange Fluff salad was a fun spin on the regular jello salad that we normally eat.
(If you want to view the recipes, click on the recipe names.)


Okay, so I think that about covers the party. It was a lot of work, not going to lie, but it was SO fun to see our sweet boy enjoy his FIRST birthday, so I guess that makes it worth it after all. :)

By the way, Mygrafico is going to be hosting a giveaway here tomorrow, you won't want to miss it!

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61 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh I love it all, and that cake, wow! I bet your little one had the time of his life.
I especially like the idea of the banner you made, so cute.

Tonia L said...

What a cute party! I adore that banner you made of your son's first year!

4you-withlove said...

This is an amazing party....Everything turned out so amazing! :D

Jacqueline said...

How cute! I have to plan a b-day party soon!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You did such a great job! All the little details are just adorable. I love the idea of an airplane theme. We are making the baby's room into a world traveler/airplane theme so course I love all of this :)

Cherished Bliss said...

This is so cute! I love that cake!!

odetoinspiration said...

Very cute party! Everything looks fabulous! Your friend did an awesome job on the cakes...so cute:)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Lindsay it is perfect! You really thought of every detail! I am so glad that you had such a good time watching your baby had fun, too! I LOVE it!

Hani@Craftionary said...

Happy 1st birthday to your lil boy.. :) Love the airplane theme, the cake and frame are adorable

meg said...

you did a great job! everything turned out so cute. happy first birthday to your little guy!

Creative Raisins said...

What a great party idea, I love the cake too cute

Allyson said...

That is so adorable! It's fun without being overdone!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

So cute! I can't believe my little man is turning one next month! :(

Mama Jodi said...

So many wonderful ideas here. Love it.

momto8 said...

everything looks fabulous!! great job!

Shiloh said...

That is such a fun first birthday party. The cakes are gorgeous!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

Absolutely Adorable! Great job!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Lindsay this is such an awesome theme and everything looks so perfect! You did a fabulous job :-)

Betsy Pool said...

Looks like a great party! Love the coffee filter pom poms!!! The airplane printables set looks great.

Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

SO cute, love the airplane theme. What a lucky boy :)

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Every detail was perfect! I would have to say my favorite part would be the banner.. So cute. :)

Question.. How did you like the parmesan bites? I want to try making them but would like your opinion on them first. :)

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Adorable Lindsay! Parties are SO time consuming but such a blast to put together. You did an awesome job. I LOVE the cute banner on your fireplace. What a great way to display pictures of your little one's first year! Your decor and colors are so cute! Love it all and Happy Birthday to your little man!

marissa said...

this is SO adorable I love all the details. I hope you'll stop by and add this to my What We Wore and Made Wednesdays link party

marissa
http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Renee Living Laughing Loving said...

Wow, what a beautiful party! Love the month my month picture banner!! Would love to do this by years for my son's bday coming up. :)
Thanks! Stopping by from Organize and Decorate Everything...

Katie said...

This is too darling!

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

Looks great Mama! Great job!

Colleen said...

What an adorable party! I love the cake and the party hats came out so cute.

Lisa said...

It looks like so much fun! All the little details and colors came together to be so pretty! I have to confess that I'm already working on designs for my son who turns 6 months tomorrow!

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Oh this is so cute! I love that it's still obviously all about the kids- mac n cheese and all. Everything is just darling!

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

You did such a great job with the party! I also did an airplane theme for my little guy's 2nd birthday.

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

super cute party! thank you for linking :)

Hannah {Bonne Nouvelle} said...

Fun party! I love the theme and the simple bold colors. I found you via momnivore link party.

Andrea Brand . Charcoal and Crayons said...

What a wonderful party! My son's 2nd birthday is coming up quickly, so I need to get working on that very soon... thanks for all of the info and tips!

Jewels@Joy-n-Jesus said...

how cute! I love the countdown/up with pictures! So cute!

Emily said...

i LOVE the cake!!! My son would love all these airplane things!! Came over from SOmeday crafts.

Kristen Duke Photography said...

I love the colors and the cake is adorable!

Stacey said...

Lindsay,
Your party is adorable and I love your theme - so original! Would you stop by to link it up to the Creative Inspirations linky party happening now? Thanks and have a great week!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Camille said...

Oh my goodness- this is seriously one of the cutest parties I have ever seen!!! Your little boy is a doll. What a fun birthday- you are such a good mom. :)
Have a great weekend!

melissa said...

Congrats on the giveaway!

I really love the month by month banner. And super talented friend you have!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I love the month by month mantle! It's just so cute and a great way for the guests to see how our little one grew up!

BottledBeauty said...

I love your airplane theme, so cute. I liked how you put the party hat on the frame for a touch of whimsy! My little boy turned one in November and I decorated my mantle the same way. He had a Baby Tiger theme, please stop by!

http://bottlebeauty.blogspot.com/2011/11/baby-tiger-first-birthday.html

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday!

Pamela R said...

What a cute idea for a precious baby boy, an airplane theme! I never would have thought of that! I also love the parmesan pretzel bites!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

What an adorable party! Henry is having a party tomorrow and I know how much goes into thes little shindigs - so kudos to you momma! I bet he had a fabulous time :)

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Doggone this is cute!! My favorite is the banner with the photos from each month. Thanks so much for linking up!!

igottacreate.blogspot.com
"Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open

Jessica Kielman said...

Too adorable...I adore the airplane theme! I am hosting my 2nd link party, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Lolly Jane said...

Lindsay this IS soooo cute! Bet your little guy loved it all ;) Those cakes are the best part- I would have had a hard time eating them too! Way fun!

Thanks for sharing!
XO

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Oh my goodness I am so impressed, I love all the details and everything is so cute! Wanna plan my kiddo's first bday? I couldn't possibly do a better job!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Oh my goodness I am so impressed, I love all the details and everything is so cute! Wanna plan my kiddo's first bday? I couldn't possibly do a better job!

Stacey said...

I adore this party idea! Makes me wish for boys! Thanks for linking up and please come back this Thursday to link up again! I am so excited you are here!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Stacey said...

Featuring you today - stop over to see! Thanks again for linking up - do come back Thirsdayfor more!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

What an adorable party!!! Happy to have you at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

Mindie Hilton said...

Thanks for sharing your great party at Bacon Time!

lovingmomma @ Happy As A Lark said...

What a fabulous party!!! I love your beautiful blog. I am your newest follower :)

Marilyn said...

Sooo adorably cute.. I am featuring ya tonight via Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. Hope you can join in and link again/snag a button.. Pinned this awesomenes.. Thanks again for sharing.. Wishing ya a lovely week..

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

You're a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create!
Thanks so much for linking up. C'mon by and grab a feature button. <3

Six Sisters said...

Love this party! We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

I'm featuring this tomorrow! I hope you stop by again to link up this week. I love all your projects.

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

This party looks like so much fun!!! I LOVE the airplane theme... my nephew would love it!

I have a project party every weekend if you would like to join and link up your great ideas! http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/project-party-weekend-pretty-striped-pencils-tutorial.html
I hope you will come! xoxo-Rachel

Vanessa Barker said...

This is darling! Thanks so much for linking up to Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas

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