Wow did this year fly by! When I started thinking about the theme for my youngest son’s birthday, all that came to mind was “My oh my, how time flies!” It has been nothing but a pleasure watching this little man grow and I really wanted to make his first birthday special as I am pretty sure it will be my last 1st birthday celebration. Bittersweet, but mostly sweet :)
I love my boys and I can’t wait to show you how we celebrated this munchkin’s first birthday!!
The ‘propeller pops’ are marshmallows dipped in melted red chocolate wafers. I then rolled out some store bought fondant and stamped out some tear shaped ‘propellers’. Finishing them with some red m&m’s brought the treat to life!
The LIFE magazine cover was the first thing I designed in this party package and it was sent as a save the date to guests!
I purchased these adorable little brown suitcases on Amazon and then attached some cute luggage tags, which are included in the party package.
I had so much fun customizing every detail of this party and many of the “in service” food items were also sent home as party favors!
I used an IKEA rolling tray as the “In Service cart” which was filled with the many party favors; snack mix, sugar cookies by a sweet friend Shereen of The Sugar Tree, water bottles, chocolate bars and of course, napkin and utensils!
My little man even had his very own cockpit! I created the large propeller using a cake centerpiece printable and then cut out two large tear drop shapes from the patterned papers.
Every Captain need a proper hat!
There are many tutorials online on how to make scalloped pinatas, but to give a quick explanation: purchase a paper party lantern, hot glue paper tissue that you cut into circles, layer by layer. Then fill it with treats and seal the bottom with a large piece of the patterned paper. Pretty simple and cheap!
There were two games designed to keep the little party guests entertained throughout the afternoon. First was this is Airplane Toss; purchase white foam board, trace and cut out several sized circles with and exacto knife and added some pinwheels!
The second party games was Pin the Propeller. I sent the poster to print at Costco on their largest lustre photo print, the kids were then blindfolded and attempted to make the target.
Dream BIG, little ONE! These cute shoes were purchased at Zara.
Here is a large series of a photo banner I created to document all the months and milestone firsts that meant to such to us!
At the end of the day all the guests were sent to the “luggage claim” to pick up their favor bags!
Happy birthday my dear sweet little boy! You are loved!
Full party package is available in my Etsy shop, here
Printables, photography and styling : Tania’s Design Studio
Sugar Cookies : The Sugar Tree