Sunday, April 13, 2014

Avery Turns 1: Party Details

It was kinda fun for a change to plan a boy party! I used the colors from his room so we could incorporate his nursery decorations into the party. Orange, teal, & chevron with a few elephants!
Kyle’s sister, Laura, graciously designed the invites from a few ideas I had. She did a wonderful job, as usual! I made a welcome sign for our door to greet guests using the elephant graphic from the invite!IMG_3586IMG_3584
With Avery’s birthday being in March it was too cold to host his party in the garage, so we kept it a little smaller with only immediate family & grandparents. Our 1200 sq ft house was plenty full! I made a “Avery Turns One” banner for the serving table, displayed the invite, and his one year pictures, sure does make decorating easy!
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We did an afternoon party after Adelyn & Avery’s naps, so we kept food simple by serving some snack items: cookies, crackers & cheese, carrots & ranch, rice krispy bars dipped in almond bark w/sprinkles, and of course cake & ice cream. I wanted to do fun orange snacks!
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A local bakery made cookies & cakes (Laritas is family fav)!
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I love all the fun chalkboards I have seen on pinterest. I purchased one at Hobby Lobby using my 40% coupon, spray painted the frame white, and also purchased some chalk markers (another day so I could just my 40% coupon as well) to sum up our little guy’s first year! Another pinterest find was using 2 tables cloths, cutting stripes and tying them at the top for the backdrop! Simple & cheap and makes a big statement! I will be using this idea again for sure!
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And lastly for DIY decorations was his monthly photo banner, a burlap elephant, and some paper wheels. The burlap elephant was a joint effort with my good friend, Sara. We had a craft day and made that along with a few other things, but we’ll save that for another post. The paper wheels were super simple and I love the look. Click here to see my PIN for instructions.
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The rest of the decorations were items from his nursery that I set out around the living room, helped to make things a little more festive!
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And lastly, but not least, my favorite decoration, the birthday boy in his birthday shirt! Usually we order from SheShe Made, but Ashley was on maternity leave so I went with my next favorite place, Pumpkin Butter Kids. Ashley did a fantastic job! Love it! (photo courtesy of Ashley Wilkerson Photography)
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In case you missed the other posts make sure to check them out at the links below:
Avery Turns One: Party People
Avery Turns One: Party On

1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love!! You never cease to amaze me, friend :)

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