My husband and I had a difficult time deciding on a theme for Brodie and Liam’s first birthday party. Robots, superheroes, and vintage airplanes were all top contenders, but we finally decide to go with Toy Story. I remember falling in love with the original Toy Story when I first saw it at the theater with my best friend in elementary school and it has been a favorite ever since. There is an entire aisle devoted to Toy Story at our local party store, but my husband and I agreed that we wanted more of a classic, stylized theme. I designed the invitations, pendant banner, food labels, straw flags, favor tags, and thank you cards using Adobe Illustrator. The boys’ great grandmother designed and made the personalized party hats. While the boys did not keep them on long (they were so much more fun to play with than to wear), the hats were by far my favorite party detail. We purchased the candy jars and individual cupcake stands from Hobby Lobby. We ordered the paper straws and paper candy cups from The Sugar Diva. One of my favorite party planning tasks was shopping for the candy at a local vintage candy shop. My husband did an awesome job on the Mr. Potato Head and Alien cake pops. We displayed the cake pops in small shipping boxes and used marshmallows to represent foam packaging. Tracylyn at Simply Sweet Bakery did a fabulous job on the cake and cookies. They were both a big hit! The party was a blast and it was such a special day of celebrating with our dear friends and family.
Party Styling and Paper Details / Huckleberry Grace / www.huckleberrygrace.com
Paper Straws and Paper Candy Cups / The Sugar Diva / www.thesugardiva.com
Candy / Big Top Candy Shop / www.facebook.com/bigtopcandyshop
Cake Pops Tutorial / Bakerella / www.bakerella.com
Cake and Cookies / Simply Sweet Bakery / www.cakesbysimplysweet.com
Candy Jars and Individual Cupcake Stands / Hobby Lobby / www.hobbylobby.com