Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stratton's 1st Birthday Party

From the beginning. . .I had JW Illustrations create some custom graphics for me.  I knew I wanted to use airplanes and helicopters in the colors navy, kelly green and light blue. This is what she came up with:


I had her change the red to blue and green and I was all set to design!! I opted out of using the pilot graphics, but they are really cute!

The Save the Date, which went out in email form:

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The announcement:

invitefront copy

The invitation:

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The Party!



Table in the foyer with guest book


The conference room

The tables had green table cloths on them with placemats at each seat and a small arrangement of balloons in the center of the tables.

Dessert table



Dessert table details:

~Buckets of Jones sodas in coordinating colors

~Fabulous cookies and desserts made by the fam

~Decorated cupcake tower, cupcakes with my cupcake toppers

~Food labels

~Lots of green and blue accents

~Tissue paper pom poms hung from the ceiling

~Custom designed wall art

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Stratton's "Smash" Cake



The Cupcake Tower, cupcakes and cake were decorated with toppers I made to match the party theme


Amazing cookies made by my Aunt Christina aka Cookies by Christina


Favor table

Favors included; airplane suckers that I made, along with personalized hershey bars, blue sippy cups with animal crackers inside, individually wrapped cookies by Christina G., Andes mints, spearmint candy and personalized hershey miniatures. I got the galvanized metal tiered tray from Pottery Barn- I just love it! Above the favor table I hung a banner I designed with the same colors and patterns used throughout the party.

favor table



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I wrapped a square of foam in matching polka dot paper I created and trimmed it with ribbon and topped it with some crinkled paper shreds and stuck my suckers in the foam so that they would stand up. Worked like a charm and looked pretty cute, too!


name banner

Gift Table with card container and name banner

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Name banner

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Stratton's coordinating t-shirt


Overall, I was pleased with everything, but it was a lot of work!

Like it?? Well, guess what?

All these print products are for sale as DIY printables!

~Cupcake toppers

~Name banners

~Favor tags/bag toppers

~Candy wrappers

~Food labels

They can be customized for your party colors and theme! Email me for pricing! I can also give you some ideas about where to buy your other decorations, and helpful decorating tips!

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