Sunday, March 6, 2011

Monster Bash!

Yesterday was the Little Lady's "Monster Bash" 1st Birthday Party!

I've been in full party planning mode for the past month and with some help from Heather at Chickabug {she designed all of the great "Monster Bash" decorations you'll see}, I think the party turned out just perfect.

Mama, Daddy and the Little Lady ready to party!

The ruffled crepe paper might have been some work, but I think it turned out perfect! {You can read about my ruffled crepe paper project here.}

I have seen these great tissue paper pom-poms on several blogs. I enlisted my friend Martha for a little how-to.

{I was so proud of my "cheap" decorations...I don't think you can get much cheaper than tissue paper and crepe paper. With a little time and creativity, you can turn cheap into fabulous!}

A banner showing how the Little Lady has grown over the past 12-months.

Grandma made homemade caramel corn (yum!) and we added M&M's for "Tressie's Monster Mix" party favors.

Adorable personalized water bottle labels...

LOVE the "Birthday Facts"!

The sweet spread. {We also had sandwiches, veggies and chips for our guests.}

Mama and Grandma made a few {bazillion} cupcakes...chocolate and rainbow chip, with LOTS of sparkles on top!

Don't you love the cupcake wrappers and toppers from Chickabug!

{I couldn't believe myself, I am usually one of the most organized, plan-ahead people on earth, however, I was literally hot gluing cupcake toppers together as I was sticking them on the cupcakes yesterday. Ahhh, life with a 1-year-old!}

Mama and Grandma also dipped pretzel sticks...

...and marshmallows, in white chocolate!

And finally the cakes...

T's smash cake!

The Little Lady ready to party {notice her very special birthday necklaces and bracelets}!

More pictures of the Little Lady opening presents and enjoying cake coming soon!

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Emily, you are amazing! I think I could borrow some of that pink stuff for Jillian's "pink" shower next Sunday. The ruffled streamers are awesome. Tressie is one lucky little girl!