Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PB's 1st Birthday Party: an ice cream party!

Here is PB's 1st birthday party. Can I just say first that I was really stressed the day of and things didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped but do you know why I threw the party? For the pictures. When PB looks back years from now she will know how much I loved her and wanted her to have a special day. We had an ice cream party. We also had hot dogs and chicken salad. We had it at a park since our house is currently on the market

I was running a little short on time so I just made one invitation, scanned it, and sent it out. The stickers are Martha Stewart and the bow tutorial can be found here

Recognize this? To get this up I had to throw the spool of ribbon over the rafter. I felt like I was TPing a house.

I painted these frames and glued the foam number ones inside. The centerpieces for the tables were balloons and candy jewelry. In each corner of the pavilion my tall dad taped up white table clothes and tied bows with tulle -under my close supervision ;) All together there were 9 tables with pink table clothes and I used 4 white ones- one for each corner.
Party favors. There was pink (white chocolate dyed) and milk chocolate popcorn.  Use quality chocolate and a bit of salt. To melt the chocolate I microwaved it for 30 seconds, stirred well, and put it in for another 15 seconds and that did the trick.  Decals were cut out with my Cherry Limeade Cricut font with miscellaneous number ones printed out for the center. 

Pink s'mores with kisses for the chocolate. If you look close you can see little bows on those skewers. Why yes I did stay up late (after 1 am...) the night before making tiny bows and hot gluing them to skewers.

Pink lemonade with lemon slices. Pink straws purchased from Michael's

The sweets table minus the ice cream which was in the cooler. There are butter mints and toppings for the ice cream. 

The A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. cake my mom made. Check out how to here.

The pillowcase romper I made her. Do you see her "1" button? She didn't take it off the whole time. It's a dollar store baby shower button I glued one of the favor decals on. I would share with you the tutorial about how to make the romper but guess what- it was far too wayward for me to pretend I did this the "right" way. You are far more likely to figure it out on your own! I would search for a romper tutorial and a pillowcase top one and combine them if you want to make a similar outfit. After all my searching I couldn't find one just like I wanted.

Look at that cutie!! Aren't those jellies just  the best?


Can I toot my own horn for a moment? So I about three months ago I featured this post. Soon after I went to a consignment sale in search of some dolls. It always go on the 75% off days because that's how cheap I am. I'm going to stop the story right there because I'm going to finish the rest next week. Just know I found a doll and I made her a matching outfit. Her little dress was just a pillowcase dress. 

Tune in next Wednesday to hear about PB's dolls! 




11 comments :

Smallgood said...

How do you find the time in the day to do everything else when you have those kissable cheeks around? She's so squeezably cute (and the romper only amps up the cuteness).

Tracy said...

Wow, what an awesome party for your little one year old.
Didn't look like a stressed party as all, it looked like you had everything planed to a "T".
That romper is adorable, of course more so that your little cutie is in it ;)
How did I miss your mom's fantastic cake?

Just Jaime said...

Ok, in these pictures I see more of "Brooke" in PB. Looks like a great party and really innovative ways to dress up a park!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a great party! I love the cake it's too cute. Megan

E Dicks said...

How cute is PB, oh my goodness, love the big "P"

Sweet Bella Roos said...

Love the romper and matching dress for baby doll!

Jordan McCollum said...

Cute! I think that's the same doll Rebecca got for Christmas. (Baby Alive!)

"Weww, actuwee, it have dat same kin' of haiw an' face," she says.

Rachel loves it too, and knows how to feed it.

Jerri Rivers said...

Cute party! And I love her little outfit!

Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot said...

Brooke,

What a cute party! I just (finally) got around to posting some pics of my little guy's 1st bday party. Even with a house on the market, clearly more on top of it!

I followed you over from the Sundae Scoop linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

Thanks for sharing,
Laura

Mama Jodi said...

We're doing an ice cream party this weekend, so I just had to check yours out. Great work! Fun to have a one year old. That's a big milestone.

Christine said...

OMG!!!! LOVE that birthday theme!! The cake and the romper are both fabulous!

You are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality right? :)

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