Sunday, June 26, 2011

Levi's 1st Birthday Recap - Part 1

Yesterday was Levi's 1st Birthday Party!
I had so much fun planning it and we all had a good time!

*lots of pics*

His cute little shirt!  Jacob had one too on his 1st birthday, so happy to have them as keepsakes.

So there was some confusion between myself and Sam's Club on Levi's smash cake.  
I thought I was ordering a small smash cake and they apparently interpreted that to mean a huge 10" cake.
Kris came home with cupcakes for the guests and a cake {that could feed 50 people} for Levi.
At an hour and a half before the party, I frantically said, "that is not going to work!"
I wish I had taken a picture of it.  It was soooo cute, but it would not even fit on the tray of his high chair!
Kris took it back, and they threw this one together.  It's not perfect, but oh well...

I ordered these adorable cupcake toppers off Etsy. 

I made this cute little banner for his high chair.  Big shout out to Amy for cutting the perfect circles for me!
Click on her blog for an adorable brother & sister!

Cute fruit kabobs

A HUGE THANK YOU to Melissa for graciously giving me the backdrop!
She made it for her son's first birthday party last month and hated to see it go to waste, so she offered to give it away, and I snatched it right up! :)  Thank you so much!!!!  I loved it!!!  
Check out her blog for one adorable little boy!!

We had a canopy outside for snacks and also set up a slip 'n slide and a little pool for the big kiddos.

I found the gumball machine idea from Sarah's Blog.  She is one talented lady!
Wasn't sure what I was going to put in it, didn't want anything to melt in the heat, finally it dawned on me:  Skittles!  Visit her blog for neat crafty ideas and her handsome little Manny! :)

I knew I wanted to incorporate "Snack Shack" somewhere, and when I saw these little wooden summer decals at Hobby Lobby and the pedestal (on clearance!), I knew what I wanted to do.  Another thank you to Amy and her awesome Silhouette machine for cutting the words out for me!

My sweet friend Melody gave me the idea for the #1.  I bought it at HL but didn't know what to do with it until she stumbled upon this post and sent it to me.  Loved how it turned out!  And super easy to make!

For party favors, I gave each kid a little freezer mug. 
The favor tag is also from Etsy.

On the mantle I hung his monthly pictures :)

Levi was asleep minutes before the party started, and I thought he might be overwhelmed with everyone and all that was going on, but he was sooo good!

I will leave you with this.  His look is priceless!
He's thinking, "uh... what the heck is this?"  Makes me laugh! :)

More to come!  The kid loves cake! ;)


Kelley said...

Happy Birthday Levi! What a great party! I love all of the colors, back drops, snacks, cupcake toppers, all of it. It is just perfect! I even like the memory you made of his smash cake even though it probably wasn't funny at the time at all. I think it turned out cute too! Mady's name was misspelled on her cake. It had Mandy on it.

Brittany said...

What a GREAT and PERFECT party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved all the details and may steal some of them *if you don't mind* for Layton's party in August. I wanted to do something outside, and I love the beachy theme:)


And I LOVE THAT LAST PICTURE, must go in a frame - now!

Vanessa said...

What a wonderful 1st birthday. The details are fantastic. Happy Birthday Levi!

katie@tulsadetails said...

So cute!!! You put together an adorable party! I love your balloon wreath!!!

Olivia Slone said...

Wow!!! Cutest birthday party I've ever seen!!!

The Robinsons said...

kim, i'm embarrassed you gave me a shout out. i cut a couple of circles and some letters. i love what you did w/ the sign. crafty one you are! great job on the party.

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Oh my goodness Kimberley, you TOTALLY outdid yourself!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the details...such a fun theme! Levi is such a cutie, and you look great too! What a perfect day. :)

The Carters said...

Yeah for June birthday parties!! Everything was so cute! I'm sure Levi would have loved the "BIG" smash cake - but I know last minute mishaps that throw a kink in our plans can tear a momma's nerves ups!

I noticed your birthday balloon wreath. Did you make that? Loved it!!

So glad I could stop by. I think the commenting challenge is a great idea!

Brittany said...

Hey! over here from the commenting challenge.Cute birthday pictures! I love the all the decorations! Too Fun!