Vintage Little Man Birthday Party (part 1)

Spring is such a busy month for us here in the Richardson household. Birthdays left and right around here…crazy…but oh so fun! We had the joys of planning our little guy’s first birthday party and because he’s our little man, what better way to celebrate than with a Little Man themed party?! Perfect, yes?

 

 

The invitation had to be as unique as our little guy, and of course boxed. What is a perfect way to represent a proper little man, you ask? Well, a prim and proper bow tie and a perfectly maintained mustache, silly! The bowties were made by hand and attached underneath the mustache with the saying: “I mustache you a questions….are you ready for some fun? Trey Richardson is turning ONE!”

Each label was adorned with that same neatly trimmed mustache with the recipients name and address underneath. Would like you to purchase this invite? Find the Little Man invitation HERE.

 

The second thing after sending out the invitations to take care of, his attire. Now, this mama loves anything vintage, so I carried that on to the party. His hat was a newsboy cap that my aunt found at, of all places, Goodwill. It’s from Gymboree, but I couldn’t tell you how old it is. His bow tie I purchased from Jameson Monroe.(How freaking cute is it?!) The shirt and the pants I got from GapKids.

 

Then, the decor!

Little Man Favors

I used kraft letters I found at Hobby Lobby to spell out his name above the table. I also found vintage cars and trucks along with gas pumps.  It added the perfect look to a Little Man theme. I mean, seriously, isn’t that what little boys are made of? None of that puppy tails and snails stuff here.  The candies I got in bulk from Groovy Candy. I bought cola flavored gummies and orange and brown sixlets to stick with the color scheme. I bought a mustache lollipop mold from Ebay and just used the Wilton candy melts to make the lollies. You can find the same mold here. I created the stickers for the bags using the same mustache design I used on the invitations.

 

 

The cutest thing from the party were the favor bags. My aunt is a sewing genius is always come to my aide when I request something. This time, I asked for bags that mimic shaving bags. My aunt took it one step further and added the mustaches from “furry” fabric. How freaking cool are these?!?! Thanks Aunt Kathy! You did a wonderful job!

Stay tuned for details on the food and photo booth!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party!

Do you remember the last post about the Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Invitations I did for a friend? Well the party has been here and gone and do I have some wonderful photos to share with you!

Our sweet Little Amelia (and her mommy!) sent us the wonderful photos from her first birthday party.

 

Isn’t Mia adorable? I just love her! Her little birthday outfit was handmade just for the special event by Wild Olive Kids .  She has a lot of  really cute dresses so be careful when visiting her site!! Don’t say I didn’t tell ya so. The hair bow was made by a friend of little Mia’s mama. I think it “topped” off the outfit, don’t you?

I will take credit for the invitations and you can find one’s like them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/99325377/the-hungry-caterpillar-book-invitation

For all of the adorable decorations, though, kudos goes out once again to Amelia’s talented mama.

The smash cake was shaped like a bitten apple! How freaking adorable is that?!?! Frosted was the talented bakery who designed that special little goodie. And who made the incredible two tiered cake? Another amazingly talented person the mama knows! How lucky is she that she has such talented friends?? If you aren’t like this lucky mama and you don’t  have such creative people in your life, this cute little Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake topper will make your cake extra cute.

The caterpillar above the mantle was made out of balloons and colored paper. Amelia’s mommy also made the “Happy Birthday Amelia” sign with her handy dandy Silhouette.

The favor table had some awesome things on it! Cute little candy favors and little board books for the babies who attended. For the older crowd, a coloring book and crayons of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. She also made cute little headbands made from twisted pipe cleaners. Easy and simple and oh so cute! (My little man sported a yellow one through the whole party!)

I loved this theme and I really enjoyed creating this special book for Amelia and her family!

 

Invitations can be found here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99325377/the-hungry-caterpillar-book-invitation