Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Walker's 1st Birthday Party: The Details

As I shared with y'all yesterday, Walker's first birthday party theme was a circus! I chose that theme because I always joke that our lives are a three-ring circus, so it was perfect. Plus, we lovingly call Walker "monkey," so it just fit. 

I began planning for Walker's birthday party this summer, and it turned out exactly how I had imagined! Truthfully, I didn't go too crazy with the theme, but I did have fun with it. 

So, here are the details. If you see something you have a question about, just shoot me an email and I'll be happy to answer anything! 

-LOCATION-
My mother-in-law graciously offered to have the party at her house, and I was very thankful for that! We just don't have enough room at our house to host 30+ people, and since she does, it was the perfect locale. 

-INVITATION & FOOD LABELS-
The invitation {along with the food labels and favor tags} were created by my cousin, Rebecca. She doesn't have a site or anything - yet - but I was so impressed with her work! I sent her a few emails with ideas I had, and she sent this back to me. Of course, I had to black out the address of the party, along with my cell phone number and email address, but you get the picture. 




-FOOD & DÉCOR-
I had scoured Pinterest for a while and knew I wanted to do a candy table. We used my mother-in-law's kitchen table and set everything up there. 



Tablecloth: Target \\ Popcorn buckets: Dollar Tree \\ Candy jars and baskets: my mom & mother-in-law 

Banner: I made it {Banner: Target, Letters: Michael's} \\ Birthday Hat: Etsy \\ Food Labels: My cousin Rebecca 

Animal Crackers: Dollar Tree \\ Cracker Jacks: Dollar Tree \\ Tickets: Dollar Tree 

Gumballs: Amazon \\ Circus Peanuts: Amazon \\ Animal Crackers in Box: Amazon 

Pretzels: Target \\ Cotton Candy: Kroger \\ "Fresh Peanuts" Signs: Pinterest 

Plates, Napkins, Straws, Cutlery: Target \\ Lollipops: Dollar Tree {N/A} \\ Peanuts: Dollar Tree \\ Popcorn: Dollar Tree 





Sign: Pinterest \\ Animal Crackers in Box: Amazon 


Drink Dispenser: Bed, Bath & Beyond {wedding gift} 

I served water and lemonade from here, and also had white wine and beer available.


Cupcakes: Hurley House {my aunt's company} 

Instead of having cake for everyone, I did chocolate and vanilla cupcakes so we wouldn't have to bother with cutting and serving. Just made it easier! 


Walker's smash cake: Hurley House {my aunt's company}


Bottled water: Target \\ Galvanized Metal Tub: Own 


I used my mother-in-law's giant island to serve hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and salsa. I just used a basket and put the plates and paper straws in there, and put the cutlery in red glass cups my mother-in-law had. 


I used my own chalkboard and put this message above the fireplace. 


I used Walker's monthly pictures and created a banner for the fireplace out of them. {At the time I took this picture, I hadn't yet glued on his 12-month picture I had taken the day before.} 

Banner: Target \\ Pictures: Ordered from Shutterfly



Thank you for visiting Walker's circus via pictures with us! 

3 comments:

  1. So cute! We loved everything! Thanks for having us!

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  2. Ah! You did such an amazing job!! It looks great and I love the theme!! That smooches sign is adorable. Question - do you like your drink dispenser? I got a different one and had to take it back because it didn't work, but really like the ones you have. Does it work ok?

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