Last Saturday, Elijah Oscar turned one and we had a great party for him. I was all over pinterest to get fantastic DIY ideas, and may have went a little overboard. After two months of planning, I am glad that it turned out so cute.
I created this banner out of scrapbook paper and ribbon.
I modged-podged different Mickey Mouse scrapbook paper to these cardboard letters I found at Hobby Lobby. First, I painted them black.
I had so much fun decorating the fireplace in our family room. We had his one year pictures on photo stream and I used streamers and balloons to add more color.
I covered a shoe box lid with chevron patterned duct tape–I love the dollar spot. And we had some of his one year photos framed around the house.
The Mickey cake, made by a very talented lady from our church, turned out perfectly. It was better than I could have imagined.
We love candy in our house, so I bought a variety of red, yellow, and black candies from the bulk food store and had them in containers around the house. I made the cute “Oh Boy!” stick on the cricut and adhered it to a paper straw.
I use more streamers as a backdrop for the cake table. (Mostly because I didn’t want our subway art with different types of beer showing.)
I made this yarn covered Mickey head with foam circles I bought back at Christmastime with intentions of making a wreath. We hung it over the basement stairs.
With the help of my friend, Abbey, and her cricut, I made this banner. It’s great to have friends who are craftier than you are!
I wanted a cute “I am 1” banner for the cake smash photos, also made on the cricut.
We took monthly pictures in the same arm chair and a white onesie every month. I’ll probably stick these into a small scrapbook.
The Mikey “garland” was a last minute detail I added the night before. I thought we needed a little more Mickey.
We set up our bar for the buffet, with plates in the shape of Mickey, of course.
RJ even decorated his beer tap for the occasion.
I made little loot bags for each of Elijah’s friends.
Eli’s smash cake was the Mickey hat top half of the cake. His friend Addison wanted to help him out with it.
Since the ears were frosted in fondant, it was significantly less messy than I anticipated.
RJ and I wanted to get him this Mickey chair since we first saw it in the fall. Elijah sat in it for a couple minutes for his present opening and then had to get down on the floor for the action.
The tie was an iron-on that I found on etsy. My mom stitched it on to a body suit for the party.
It was such a great day. I wish we had taken more pictures of the actual party. We didn’t get any pictures of the guests or the present opening. I guess we were a little too busy.
Do you throw big themed parties for your kid’s first birthday? Or do you prefer to keep it low key?