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Oh The Places You'll Go Birthday Party (10 photos)
I am a sucker for inspiration and a sucker for independence, so we picked "Oh, the Places You'll Go" as inspiration for our daughter's first birthday.
Invitation: We found an adorable invitation in the Meghily’s Printables Etsy Store.
Decorations: I played with my Silhouette SD and found great hot air balloon shapes by SnapDragon Snippets in the Silhouette Studio. I selected several different shades of Bazzil cardstock to use for all my decorations and outlined the cutouts with a black marker to give it more Dr. Seuss sass. I downloaded the Doctor Soos font, for free, from dafont.com. I created a banner for the fireplace, hot air balloon bunting for the entryway, a door sign (re-purposing an old frame), and fun photos from Samantha’s first year hanging from helium balloons.
Cake: I had some serious trouble coming up with an idea for this cake that I felt I could actually execute! I decided to use gum paste, fondant, and edible markers to re-create scenes from “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” I loved the effect of the edible markers on the dried gumpaste. I did learn that you have to wait for the gumpaste to dry completely before using the edible markers, or the colors may bleed!
Photo Collage: We spent the year taking monthly black and white photos of Samantha on a plain desk calendar. We happened to have some extra wall space and found matching extra frames… all the night before her party. With the assistance of a little Urban Chestnut, we put together this photo collage in no time.. we (the beer) *may* have miscounted our photo-to-frame-ratio… which explains the somewhat random monogram in the fourth frame! D’oh.
See more at: http://ciaoannie.com/2013/11/oh-the-places-shell-go/