ya, ok so the kid is almost 14 months old..
cut me some slack will ya?
there is no shortage of pictures or words in here..
so it's been a little daunting to get the posts together.
i'm going to start with the decorations..
coming in the front door.
i borrowed the idea from a few other parties to have 'happy birthday to you' by dr. seuss there for guests to leave a message to rance for his first birthday on one of the pages.
this sign is typed up in a dr. seuss font i found online..
printed off & placed in a frame.
the confetti is punched out from the scraps of book pages left over from other decorations.
i made this wreath from book pages out of a few cut up dr. seuss books.
i just cut the pages down into a square (6x6 i think)
& rolled them up into cones gluing them down as i went.
i kinda just wung it.. thankfully my booboos are covered by the front piece!
i spray painted a red wooden number one
& found some dr. seuss stickers at micheals to add to it.
for one of the table centerpieces i saved a bunch of boxes
& wrapped them up in coordinating wrapping paper
(not my favorite designs.. but it was harder than i thought to find the right color blue!)
i bought a cat in the hat plush off ebay for $6 (including shipping) & set it on top..
i put some of the stickers on cardstock to spell out the babes name..
attached them to wooden skewers
& then stuck them in the top of the boxes of the centerpiece.
for the dessert buffet i used the same method of wrapped boxes to make a cupcake/cake tower.
i cut out banner pieces from book pages & attached them to seam binding.
and put out our collection of dr. seuss books.
i sucked it up & shelled out the money to have balloons this go round :)
more banners from book pages..
i printed out some monthly photos of the babe & put numbered stickers on them...
then i made some clay 'rocks' & put wire photo holders in them..
more banners in the kitchen...
and then i made food labels for everything from cardstock..
printed labels & stickers.
hopefully you can check back tomorrow for the food!
see the invites here.
the food is here.