Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Roo's 100 Aker Birthay Party!

The year flew by so fast! I still find it hard to believe our little guy is already one year old! Of course my plan was to have a small little get together at our house to celebrate. I told everyone I was not going to go overboard, I was not going to spend a fortune, and I was not going to start planning months before his birthday for a day he won't even remember.


And then, I got on Pinterest.  What did mother's do before Pinterest? I'm not sure... and I don't ever want to know. Granted, I completely blame the site for the lost hours of sleep and the amount of stress and craziness the last few months have been...

We decided on a Classic Winnie the Pooh theme since we call our little guy "Roo". By the way, there are not a lot of Classic Pooh Decoations out there!!!

But after planning and pinning and stressing and spending, everything started coming together the week before the party.

Now, I'm not one to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT!!! The. Party. Was. Amazing. It was so worth the time and effort and craziness that was the last month.

Here's the proof:
 Daddy and the Birthday Boy!
The Food and Drinks:
Tigger Tea
The Food Spread
I saw these cute signs on Etsy, but wasn't about to pay $5/sign, so I decided to try and make my own.  I'm pretty impressed with the outcome.  I just bought styrofoam balls from Hobby Lobby and Moss from the floral section. Cut the styrofoam in half, glued the moss on top and, made the popsicle stick sings and stuck them in the foam! Easy as pie!
I printed out a ton of Winnie The Pooh quotes on card stock and had them over the tables and some of the walls.
The Decorations!!
This was a last minute decoation, and I thought it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! We had the cardstock on hand, and I figured I would give it a shot one night.  E just looked at me like I was crazy for starting another project two nights before the party!


The "Sign in" table included a copy of "The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh" for all the guests to sign. Along with stickers for the kiddos.
The 'dessert' table.
A friend donated all the Classic Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals for the cause.  They were in her daughter's nursery. Her daughter went off to college this year, so these are real vintage! :)

The "Food" Table
E made a tent for the little kids to play in.

My pride and joy... the 100 Aker Woods tree. I have to brag that this was completely my idea. I didn't see it on Pinterest! I came up with it all by myself! Be impressed!!
The Goodie Bags!
The Peeps:

I wanted to make sure to get a picture of all the little kiddos that helped us celebrate the big day! Thanks for coming!!

The three best friends!
Roo didn't get his nap, so he wasn't the smiley-est... but overall it's a pretty cute pic!
This toy was the HIT of the party for kids of all ages. We got it from Fisher Price for hosting a Fisher Price house party. Stay tuned for that blog post!

The Cake:

My husband's cousin made the cake... and it was AWESOME!!
It was Carrot Cake.
  Amazing. It was so amazing. I have the best family in the world!
The Cake Smash: 
As I mentioned before, The Roo didn't get in his nap in the morning... so he was pretty sleepy...
 And wasn't really that interested in the cake at first...

 But he definitely got the job done!
We had an amzing time and Andy and all the kids had so much fun! I am so grateful for all the family and friends that were able to come celebrate!!!

Now, to start planning next year's party! I'm open for theme suggestions! :)




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