Parker's first word was "doggie" so I knew I wanted to throw him a puppy themed party. Everything available to purchase for a puppy party was not my style so I decided to make my own decorations and food. With a little help from Pinterest I planned a puppy themed party that was modern and tasteful.
I used various different projects and photos from around the internet. I stuck with red and brown as my main colors.
Modern and fun
Everything at this party was DIY - from decorations to food. Snickerdoodle cupcakes: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/08/30/snickerdoodle-cupcakes/ Chocolate Puppy Faces: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=8A4350CE-1E0B-C910-EA603F5F51C4E3BC&fid=B711CA86-1E0B-C910-EA8472458EE3AFC4 Sign inspiration: http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2012/04/paul-frank-keep-calm-go-bananas-monkey-party.html Paper Goods: http://www.thinkgarnish.com/blog/ Fire Hydrant, Ears, Noses and Puppies: orientaltrading.com Cookie decorating tips: http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/ Tassle Banner: http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2011/10/diy-tassel-garland/
I love the ONE sign - it was super simple to make (probably about an hour) and it was such a great way to tie together everything on cake table and emphasize that this was a first birthday party.
Just have fun and be creative! Also plan ahead if you're going to DIY, the freezer is your friend.