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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20 comments on “1st Birthday Bash!!”

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

  2. 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 Reply

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

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

  5. 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. 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 Reply

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


  8. Such cute decorations!

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

  11. Tiff @ Making The World Cuter Reply

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

  12. Super cute party spread!

  13. super duper cute!

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

  16. 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. 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. 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. It looks very cute! Good luck!

  20. Camie Rae Coles Reply

    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!!!

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