‘Little Monster’ 1st Birthday Party

May 4th, 2011

Welcome to Jack’s first birthday…and (drumroll please) our new product in action!

When thinking about how we’ve watched Jack’s personality emerge over the past year I couldn’t help but remember how one of the first ways he used to communicate with us was to growl. Hence, ‘Our Little Monster’ – done!  And the decorating madness ensues…

We greeted guests with a fair warning:

and once they entered it was ‘monster cuteness’ overload with favors that I got from Oriental Trading.  Beach balls, little stuffed animals, squeaky monsters…I could hardly stop myself!

We wanted the message to be clear

Of course we needed clever bags for the kiddos to take home all the goodies, Grace even helped me make these! (‘Okay honey hand me a ‘grrr….now a big eye…now a little eye…’)

The bags were filled with the monster goodies:

and of course I made everyone give me their best monster face for a photo op:

Even the birthday boy participated with his cousin’s encouragement (very, very briefly I might add!)

Here’s the little guy’s ‘Monster Throne’

I HAD to recreate this crazy cute monster melon that I found here on Juicy Bits blog (another fantastic monster party with some great ideas for slightly older kids, LOVE the monster piñata!)

Makin’ Mud Pies also provided inspiration for much of our party such as the ‘googly’ eyes you see throughout the photos and the idea of Monster Fur, like you see here on the Cupcake Tower:

Now you may think that the only thing that’s unique about this particular Tower is the trim I chose to use in lieu of the traditional ribbon.  Well you’re wrong!  This just so happens to be the first photos of our Cake Pop Towers in action!!! How fabulous is THIS:

The Cake Pops (quite possibly the most adorable things I have ever laid eyes on) were made by The Lollicake Bake Shop.  The cupcakes and topper by The Bagel Bakery in Brighton.  Feast your eyes:

Jack cooperated and dug right in to his cupcake, even double fisting it at one point:

Mom!  Enough with the camera already!

Happy Birthday my sweet, sweet boy. We love you.


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  1. Posted May 11, 2011 at 10:22 am

    This monster themed party is so cute!!! 🙂 Amazing! Thanks for sharing this kind of idea! 🙂

  2. zaizai1780
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:07 am

    love this!

  3. Rachel
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Super cute! How did you get the cake pops to stand up on the cupcake stand?

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