i’m excited to finally share with you the fox inspired party that i threw for my son thomas’ first birthday!
i decided that i wanted to do a brunch for the party! there are so many fun options food wise, and it was fun to put together the menu!
i served milk, chocolate milk, and sparkling clementine juice for the drinks.
i bought some mini cinnamon rolls from costco, and put them on tall cookie pop sticks. i also made a fun donut hole tree. i hung the donut holes on a styrofoam cone painted with chocolate. they are attached with toothpicks.
my favorite part about the yogurt parfaits was using japanese masking tape to hold on the darling little spoons i found at ikea.
fresh fruit with whipped cream fruit dip.
i thought about making a cake, but ran out of time. since it was a brunch, i thought it would be appropriate to serve a “donut cake” using my favorite chocolate cake donuts from dunford bakeries. i added some fun flags using skewers in the top, and i cut the flags with die cuts from lifestyle crafts.
and, of course there was a candy table.
it was fun to gather candies with the colors of the party. i found most of the candy in the bulk bins at winco, and at zurchers party store.
i always end up getting too much candy, but the kids love it, of course!
i played around with the decor using colors from the theme. i played around with crepe paper fringe, and this is what i came up with! i loved the out come! basically i used jordan’s paper fringe tutorial, then twisted the fringe stripes and taped them to a embroider hoop and hung them from fishing wire.
(update: I recently did a step by step tutorial on how i made them, click here)
after figuring out how to make them, they didn’t take long to make three of them! and, they really made the table pop!
we also taped balloons along the banister using the party colors.
this fox print by olive lake was the inspiration behind the party! so, i displayed it on the entry table along with some flowers and the goodie bags.
i found the cutest little flowers in pots at harmons, a local grocery store. the orange color was perfect for the party, and so darn cute! the succulents and woven pot are from ikea.
and, the goodie bag table! [i’ll be sharing more about the goodie bags soon!]
the birthday boy! i can’t believe he’s one!
me and my sweet youngest child.
we just love our little thomas, and had such a great time celebrating his birthday!
i mentioned that i am working on a little party for my thomas’ first birthday!
i finally got my invitations together and all sent out! (better late than never.. luckily it’s just family so they don’t care!)
i designed the invitation, and printed it onto kraft paper. i just love kraft paper! it was fun to print color onto kraft paper too! it gives it a fun touch, and is a little more unique than plain white paper!
i loved the idea of including a little mini envelope on the invitation!
i put the party details inside the envelope for our guests to find!
i found the green and white striped paper to make the mini envelopes with at hobby lobby, it is the paper studio brand. it was the perfect color, and the stripes were also perfect for the stripes that i am incorporating into the party!
i found the kraft envelopes at xpedx, the kraft card stock at hobby lobby, and the black and white japanese masking tape on etsy. (just search black and white tape) i used the fonts- print clearly, and easy open face, both can be downloaded for free on dafont.com
the invitations are one of my favorite parts of putting together a party! i hope it makes our guests excited to attend the party!
well, wish me luck on the party! i’m planning to serve a small brunch! i’ll be sure to post more party details as they get finished!
also, my little ezra is turning five next week?! i can’t believe it! since he’s so old and all now, he asked for a friend party this year. kind of kills me to have his party at one of those kid joints, but he is beyond excited, so i am thrilled to do it for him!
since i was already working on thomas’ invites, i put together ezra’s invites for his little friends! i have to say, it is pretty nice not to have to plan him a whole other big shin-dig too! the invites were super easy, because i just used the fonts and colors from tommy’s. easy-peasy!