Saturday, March 24, 2012

Big Poppa's Birthday Bash!

All the hard work and preparations paid off! Big Poppa's 1st birthday was a hit and he had a great time! His party theme was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. SO CUTE!

Here are his invitations. I only made them for the children coming, my adult friends don't need a fake caterpillar in a jar. Sorry I couldn't get better pictures.

This is the shirt I made for Big Poppa to wear to his party. I forgot to get pictures of him in it though. Oops. Sorry it's blurry, I took it with my phone.

This is the food table, some of the decor, the cupcakes, and the smash cake (I can't get the cake picture to be right side up). I made a lot of the decorations myself to save money. I love how everything turned out!

The party food came straight from the book. And I had lines from the book about the food on note cards next to the corresponding food.

This is Austin's 1st year timeline, month by month.

These are the party favors which I completely forgot to send home with the guests. I forget to send the favors home with the guests every single birthday party I throw, why should this one be different? I guess we'll be going to a few houses giving them out tonight. They're bubble wands I made to look like the butterfly at the end of the book.

This is Austin's friend Adrian who is only 10 months old. Adrian was the only baby close to Austin's age at the party and they didn't know what to do with each other. They are so cute!

Austin's just enjoying some party food with Grandma Marlow.

Smash cake time!! This was a total mess!! There was red frosting EVERYWHERE! I'm pretty sure we'll be finding red frosting randomly for years to come. Good thing Austin had a good time. These pictures don't do justice to the mess he made by the time he was through.

By the end of his 1st birthday bash, my little birthday boy was all partied out. He almost fell asleep on grandma's lap.

Happy Birthday Day Big Poppa!!


  1. Happy Birthday Austin! I love, love, love the cake. You did a great job!