Since Monster's Birthday is just around the corner;
it's a BIG day, July Fourth;
I thought that I would share with you
how we have celebrated in the past.
there are two past parties to share.
For his first birthday I went with a Vintage Americana Theme.
I think it is fairly clear why I did this,
I mean his birthday is the most important,
purely American holiday.
Here are some shots of what we did.
Buckets for Favors.
Liberty" D and 1 Cookies frosted in red and blue
America: Dick and Jane Flashcards in hand sewn bags made from red wagon fabric.
Birthday sign above the gift table
Yes, I know that the name is out now.
Year in Review Photo Gallery
Red Wagon Smash Cake
Red Velvet and Vanilla Cupcakes from Sprinkles mixes
Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes (recipe found here)
D and 1 Cookies in Red and Blue
Red Wagon Pinata
Last year, I wanted to simplify.
I was prego and sicker than I even knew.
I did a weekday party,
this is a great alternative if you want to save some moolah.
By virtue of the time of day less guests can come,
which equals less food needed.
it also meant that daddy wan't here for the party.
he was of course there on the Fourth for fireworks.
We did Buzz lightyear.
I found Buzz Lightyear Blaster water guns at Dollar Tree.
I also found the water balls.
For the center pieces I had green and purple buckets
with Toy Story Pin Wheels
I didn't get many photos of the party,
and not really any of anything that I did.
Here's what I do have.
I got purple and green paper bags for the favors
and filled them with a ton of