Friday, November 22, 2013

Bear's Birthday Bash (part 3)

As promised, this is the last recap from Bear's birthday party. I just can't let go! It's such a struggle to accept the fact that one's baby is turning into a toddler. You'll always be our baby, Bear Clayton!
A few more pictures...

Party Details:
Smash Cake/Cupcakes- HEB Market Street Bakery
Photobooth Chalkboard- Ikea
Pinata- Amazon (here)
Bear's "1" Onesie- Etsy (here)
"Once Upon a Time" Wooden Utensils- Etsy (here)
Meal- Rudy's BBQ
All other details (cake stands, invites, cupcake toppers, banners, etc.) were made by Zach and me.
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of pumpkin pie and the joys of family and friends!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bear's Birthday Bash (part 2)

Find the first part of Bear's Birthday post here!
I'll try not to ramble too much as there are lots more pictures below! As described in the previous post, Bear's first birthday was storybook-themed and held in the "woods" by our home. The weather was warm and perfect for a party!

Each child took home a vintage Little Golden Book.

Can I have a kiss please, Peyton? It is my birthday, after all.

Going for it!

Bear's timeline banner! All those chalkboard pictures came in handy!
Kids toted around "Baby Bear Emergency Rations" aka chocolate animal crackers.

Heading home; partying is hard work!

Our sweet friends, Garrett and Whitney, flew down from Denver just to attend Bear's party. Are they amazing or what?! Miss them so much!
If you've stuck with these last two posts, you have quite the picture-viewing endurance! Bear sends a big hug!

We'll post ONE more birthday post before we head home to West Texas for a week of family and fun. Hope your week has been a great one!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bear's Birthday Bash (part 1)

Bear's first birthday party was Storybook themed and took place in the "woods" by our house. Inspired by the Little Golden Book "Good Night, Little Bear" and Bear's love for books, we wanted the party to have a classic, vintage vibe. We had such a great time celebrating our Little Man and are so thankful to all who helped celebrate!
Prepare for picture overload.
The (blurred) invitation, designed by Zach and me.
 Zach made and painted a "Bear's Bash" sign to help people know where to park.
 Each child took home a vintage Little Golden Book as a favor.

Birthday Boy and his cousin, Kamdon
Fabric bunting banner was made simply by cutting strips of navy and green fabric and tying them to jute twine. Book paper garland on the front of the tables was made from "Good Night, Little Bear".

Because every Bear needs a bear piƱata, right?
I made Bear's cake topper from a wooden #1 (from Michael's) and modge podged pages from "Good Night, Little Bear". Zach made the center cake stand and I made the cupcake stands by spray painting Dollar Tree trays and gluing them onto logs. Bear's smash cake and cupcakes came from HEB Market Street and I couldn't have been happier with them. I wanted a blue ombre smash cake and they produced my vision! Cupcake toppers were made on our home computer.

"Ain't nobody got time for this, Mom".

I am a ridiculously detail-oriented person and am so upset that I forgot to put Bear's burlap "ONE" banner on his high chair :(. So, for my own viewing pleasure, I'm posting a picture of it since it didn't make it to the party.
No shoes, no shirt, no problem!
 So much love went into every detail of this party, but even more love came from all who attended and celebrated Bear's big day. Thank you to my Momma (the photographer), my mother-in-law, Lisa, and all of her hard work, Zach and his power tools, friends from afar that sent amazing, heartfelt gifts, friends from afar that drove (and flew!!!) in just to celebrate our son, and many, many more. Bear certainly felt the love and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.
 More pictures coming soon!