We went with a 'rain+cloud' feel [notice I didn't say theme]. I made a lot of the stuff on my own and some of it came from Etsy or Target, too. I couldn't have completed any of it without the inspiration Pinterest provides. Gosh, I love how that site makes it possible to share and use the genius of other nice people's creativity!
I wish I would've taken more family photos and decoration photos but as you know, if you've ever thrown a party, things get all wonky really fast and people come and go quickly as well.
The pics I did get are sweet and will hopefully give you a little peak at our day. So let's get to it!
The heart print was a free printable I found here. And I made the two prints [in the middle] on PowerPoint based on some others I had seen around.
We got the Happy Birthday banner via a Brickyard Buffalo sale.
I sewed rainbow colored cardstock into this mobile-like garland using this tutorial. I found some large blow up punch balls at Michael's and scattered them all over the floor for Therbear to kick.
I bought a vintage sheet from this Etsy seller for the dining tablecloth and I made some cloud centerpieces from foam that I freehanded & cut out. I covered some large food canisters [that my father-in-law got from some family friends who own a restaurant] and wrapped them with kraft paper and gross grain ribbon.
I bought some water bottle printables from this Etsy seller and scored the stripey straws at Target.
My favorite spot in the party was the food table! I took total inspiration from this image. I sewed some blue fabric together and made the clouds out of quilt batting via this tutorial.
One of David's coworkers made some deeelicious red velvet cake pops and I made some rainbow favors for the guests to take home from this idea.
We decorated the front of the home with some mylar banners and some pinwheels. The morning of the party when I was picking up the balloons I spotted the "1" and had to have it! It was the perfect door decoration!
The birthday boy had a sweet gold dipped vintage highchair to sit in and enjoyed his very first cupcake while there, too!
And, since this post seemed never-ending, I'll leave you with just one pic of our sweet one year old! I'll share the people pics later!
Thanks for stopping by, everybody!