Friday, October 19, 2012

Birthday Party Decor: Part 2

One of my favorite decorations for the party (so far!) is the name banner I made for the high chair. I just really like how it turned out, exactly like I was wanting it to, which we all know doesn't always happen :)

I absolutely love the font and how it stands out. I made newspaper medallions to keep with the newspaper theme.

I also finished the "Happy 1st Birthday" banner. I was originally going to hang it on the front of the food table, but as I was gluing it all together, quickly realized it was going to be waaaay too big for that.

So I've decided to hang it on the wall above the food table. I think it will look a lot better there anyway.
My awesome mother in law helped me come up with an idea and also helped make a banner for the food table. I haven't finished it yet, but I'm really excited about it :-)

I sent out the invites last week as well. We bought some of that kid's craft paper from Ikea to print the invites on. It is a huge roll for only $4.99 and I'm sure it will come in handy down the road.

I was really surprised at how much that paper helped get the newspaper look once I ran them through the printer. 

The other task I've crossed off the to do list was the cake experimenting.

Hubs and I were both VERY happy with the cake, it was delicious! It is just a doctored up box mix and let me tell you, it totally tastes homemade from scratch! I had the hubs take it into work because we were both eating an embarrassing amount! :)


  1. Great invitations! I love the idea of doing a mini newspaper article, very clever. Thanks for sharing :-)