Monday, October 27, 2008

Isaiah's first birthday party

Last saturday, our little guy turned one. Can you believe it? I cannot understand how a year has already gone by- it is crazy! If you want to take a glimpse back at his first year of life, you can check out this post.

He loves anything and everything having to do with music, so we threw him a music/rock band party.  Here is a sneak peak into the party, with pictures by the wonderful Jenetta . (we will be posting more soon)

The invite:
The main part of the invitation is not actually shown- we included a CD of all of Isaiah's favorite songs. I'll take a photo of it and post it soon with the track listing. Because of the CD, I had to come up with a cute way to make a CD holder. For more details on how I made the invitation and other decor elements, you can check out this post on my work blog. 

 I also made Isaiah a party hat out of the paper:
It was one of my favorite details of the party- isn't it cute? It is way cuter on him though!
He was not as into it as I was- it only lasted a couple of minutes.

Friends of ours from church graciously allowed us to have the party in their park... I mean, backyard. It is gorgeous and huge! 

A couple of shots of the cake and gift area.
I made a fun banner that said "happy 1st birthday isaiah".
The guitar cake was my biggest undertaking for the party. I love to bake, but usually stick to round or square types. Luckily, Wilton makes a guitar cake pan, purchased at Michaels. I was nervous the cake would stick to the pan when I tried to get it out, but some shortening and flour took care of that. I am pretty proud of how it turned out :)
 Isaiah ate it very politely :) Pictures of that still to come. My sweet friend Shae baked some delicious coconut and vanilla-almond mini cupcakes. I frosted them with either cream cheese or butter cream frosting and topped them off with a fondant star.
I have been eating the left overs all week... Always a fan of lanterns:
For the kiddos, we set up play areas on the lawn. We made 4 different sections: the guitar section, the piano section, drum section and the "noise" section. Each had a big blanket and lots of fun toys and instruments to play with.
The signs were not staying in the ground well, so we got resourceful and grabbed some potted plants. 

We hung some pots & pans and let the kids bang away with wooden spoons. It was funny, but the kids that played with it the most were the big kids (the 8-12 year olds!)
Favor bags:

I made tags with each child's name on them, using my cricut. I don't have pictures of the actual favors yet, so you will just have to check back next week to see what they were!

Isaiah loved playing the bum floor tom drum and his little red piano. He even wanted to stop eating his cake so he could keep playing the piano.

More to come (food and other details). 
Happy birthday sweet one year old!
We love you!


Cathi Hamen said...

love it court!! Happy 1st Birthday Isaiah!!

Shan said...

Everything was sooooo cute :) especially him!! Where is the 300 pictures I took????