Westin's party came together with the help of so many people!! At the end of this post I'll list all the "credits" but a HUGE shout out goes to my Mom! I seriously could not have done this without her. She helped so much! She came up LAST Sunday and stayed all week. She cooked, cleaned, babysat, baked, decorated and did so much more. She is the best!! Thank you to my Dad too for letting me have Mom for a week. :) He also cleaned up our flower beds and did some projects around the house. Thank you, both!!
You should be able to click on any picture to enlarge it. His party was a labor of total love and I loved how it turned out. I think it is okay to go big on the first party because they will never remember it so you don't have to top it! Haha Plus it is a celebration of your baby's first year of life!! Not to mention a celebration of the fact that we, as his parents, survived his first year of life! :)
His party theme came about after I saw Brittany's carnival party and found a package on etsy that I liked. His invitation set the color scheme and the over all theme.
One of my favorite things from his party was his cake. It turned out just like I envisioned it. His cake pennant was the first thing I made way back in January. :) I took an extra invitation and cut out his name and then attached it to some red and white bakers twine.
Lindsey came over one morning and helped me make the ribbon wands for the older kids.
We had a "photo booth" too!
IKEA in a corner of our room for the photo booth. Everyone took a funny picture and a regular family picture. I'm so glad I have a picture of everyone who came! I'll post some later.
On the way out the door, guests were encouraged to take a lollipop and/or a lollipop cookie.
Inspiration-Brittany's party HERE
Party Package including all banners, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, party hat, signs, water bottle labels, etc-Dimpleprints on etsy HERE (I printed everything at Office Depot)
Cake stand, concessions tent, circus tray outside, popcorn machine, class drinking jars-Brittany
Lollipop favors-Oriental Trading Company
Cake and lollipop cookies-A local lady whom I HIGHLY recommend!
Favor stickers-Party Ink on Etsy
Popcorn bags, paper straws-The Sugar Diva
I hope I didn't leave anything out! If you have a question feel free to ask!
Twice As Nice Lettering
Stella and Dot-Danielle