1st Birthday Bash!!


My son Carson celebrated his first birthday, so of course we had to go all out! You know how it goes…

Birthday Banner! Thank you cricut for making my life so much easier!!! I love that thing… it makes banners a piece of cake! It does all the work for you, and then all you have to do is tie some ribbon to hold it together!
There is something about glass jars and lemonade that I love…especially when there’s a yellow polka dot ribbon wrapped around it! :)
I made holders for the utensils, just in case people forgot what a fork was. Okay maybe because it looked cute!
To make these, I got some formula cans and then rinsed them all out. Make sure to hand wash them and dry them right away because they are cardboard and will wilt. Then I glued some paper around it, and then stacked more paper and stamped away!
They also made great centerpieces/ balloon holders. Just put a rock in the bottom and fill with confetti.
Of course I had to make a door sign so people knew they found the right house…
Again love my cricut…and my friends who lend me their cartridges. I tell you it’s all about LAYERING paper that makes scrapbook pages that much cuter…oh and the distressed ink! :)
I think the party turned out just as I planned… it was definitely a lot of fun making all of the party decor!
Click on over to see his cupcake tower, picture display, and shirt/hat!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Heidi posted on February 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm (#

    I just found you through the Shanty2Chic blog linky, and I'm going to become a follower. You have such cute ideas!

  2. Jennifer posted on February 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm (#

    My son is turning three soon and I was thinking of doing a yellow/blue thing for his bday. I love all the details you put together!

  3. Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com posted on February 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm (#

    I've seen all the posts, and just wanted to say how adorable everything was! Carson had a great party!

  4. Sydney Holgate posted on February 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm (#

    How Cute! You really are so creative and make the cutest things! Looks like carson had a great first birthday!

  5. Cha Cha posted on February 8, 2010 at 12:28 am (#

    I just found out you are a hairstylist well duh, no wonder I like you so much. So am I, all though I don't say that on the blog, ever. I am hiding from my crazy clients because they would be the ones who found me. Nice to know we have something else in common.

    Cha Cha

  6. Denise posted on February 8, 2010 at 8:02 am (#

    This is a great post. First, you did a great job! Very creative. Second, thank you for showing and saying it was the cricut. II want to do my own but could not figure out how anyone was doing this!
    You rock!

  7. Enchanted Rose Studio posted on February 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm (#

    Everything came out so festive and fun! You did a beautiful job!


  8. Wendy posted on February 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm (#

    Such cute decorations!

  9. Kilee posted on February 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm (#

    Oh my heck Jamie!!! Want to do ALL of my kids birthdays?! I need to come out there for a week and have you teach me all your crafty secrets! Love you!

  10. kim posted on February 9, 2010 at 5:51 am (#

    What cute birthday decorations you made for the first birthday party! I love the colors!

  11. Tiff @ Making The World Cuter posted on February 9, 2010 at 11:20 am (#

    Such fun! I love the utensil holders!
    Again, thanks for sharing all the cuteness!

  12. Amanda posted on February 10, 2010 at 9:21 am (#

    Super cute party spread!

  13. fawnda posted on February 12, 2010 at 10:41 am (#

    super duper cute!

  14. Andy Porter posted on February 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm (#

    Can you please come and decorate all of my kids parties….they pretty much get shafted. I love all of your ideas! You've got such a great idea for detail!

  15. Prior posted on February 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm (#

    CUTE! My daughter has been thinking of ideas for her baby girl… will pass this along! ~Lezlee

  16. odomamo posted on March 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm (#

    I am doing a monkey theme for my son's 1st birthday and would like to know where you found the plates. I call him my little monkey and I have since day 1.


  17. barb posted on March 18, 2010 at 8:10 am (#

    Very sweet~ Love the banner, I am new to Cricut world and would love to know what cartiridge you used for the big squares??

  18. Stephanie Lynn posted on April 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm (#

    Thanks so much for joining the Celebration Party! This theme is super cute and the colors are fabulous! I love the first year photo board – so clever and creative! The details of this party are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! You did a great job!

  19. Jeannette posted on May 31, 2010 at 8:57 pm (#

    It looks very cute! Good luck!

  20. Camie Rae Coles posted on June 25, 2010 at 9:41 pm (#

    Hey! I just stumbled upon your cute blog! I did a mod monkey theme for my baby's 1st too! You did adorable things! I love it!!!