Looking back at this past weekend I realized that I never did a recap of my daughter’s 1st birthday party. I planned tirelessly for several weeks without realizing that the week before the party I was going to get a terrible cold. The day of the party everything that could go wrong did for but nonetheless we had a blast. Hardly anyone knew that I was involved in a hit-and-run accident on my way to the venue. My original cake that I stayed up all night working on along with 60% of my desserts were ruined as a result of the accident. My little Buttercup refused to take a nap that day and was super fuzzy. About 10% of the desserts that made it through the accident began to melt. Would I change things about that party? Absolutely. Would it really matter to anyone but me? Probably not. Like I previously mentioned here the day of the party is dedicated to fun. I had a blast watching everyone put on their Mickey & Minnie ears, playing carnival games, and mostly I enjoyed celebrating with those I love. Without further ado here’s a little glimpse at the party we thew my little Buttercup last year.
Venue: Newland Barn
Pinata and toys: Los Angeles Toy District
Taquero: Water store on Dale St. and Chapman in Garden Grove, CA
Food and drinks: Costco
Carnival Games: Amazon
Well there you have it folks bits and pieces of the party we thew my little Buttercup. Will she remember it? No, but will I tell her how much I loved planning it. On another note I really need to start taking more photos of all the DIY things I do.
Please refer to my two Pinterest board for more inspiration. HERE and HERE
Please stay tune in the following weeks for a re-cap of this year’s Frozen extravaganza.
Check out my Pinterest board for my little Buttercup’s 2nd birthday party HERE.
One of the cutest projects I did for my daughter’s 1st birthday party was the Mickey & Minnie Gumball Machines. I received so many compliments from this project and it was pretty easy to make. I followed Damaris’ directions on how to make these colorful centerpieces and they turned out super cute. For complete directions on how to make these please go HERE. Please enjoy the photos I took of the process.
I filled the gumball machines with candy from the Dollar Tree.
This project is easy but be aware that it requires a lot of time to dry.
Be prepared to get glitter everywhere!
White buttons- Michael’s.
Door Knobs for lids- Ikea.
Minnie Bow- Fabric Barn.
Fish bowls- The Dollar Tree
The remaining supplies – Moskatels
Now that the party is finally over I’m ready to post some of the DIY projects I did for my little Buttercup’s birthday. This is one of the first DIY projects I tackled. I was inspired by this photo from Catch My Party.
- Cutlery (Knives, forks, and spoons) -> I got these from the Dollar Tree
- Napkins -> I used red and yellow ones from the Dollar Tree
- Strips of decorative card-stock or ribbon -> I bought the polka dot paper at Michaels when it went on sale
- Mickey hands or face -> I used a Cricut Expressions and the Mickey & Friends cartridge to create these
- Glue tape or something sticky
If you have a Cricut it’s very easy to make but if you don’t just do a simple Google search and you’ll come across a ton of different templates.
Once you have your supplies you can begin to put everything together. Place your cutlery one on top of each other. I put the knife on the bottom followed by the fork and the spoon. Roll the napkin on top of the cutlery and lay it flat.
Take your decorative card stock or ribbon and wrap it around the napkin. I put a strip of glue tape on the very end to hold it together. I used the same type of glue to put the Mickey Mouse glove on the polka dot paper. Now there you have it all completed. I did about 100 settings with different types of napkin and cutler combinations. You can use this same method with ribbon and using your glue gun to hold it together. I’ve always thought that it was the little things that make parties memorable.