This is my Son Davey's first Birthday party. I spent about 3 months preparing for this event!
We love Paul Frank, and sock Monkeys are so much fun, so I thought, let's have a Paul Frank Sock monkey party in the Back yard! I love color and I wanted everything to really pop.
Crafty. Modern. Thrifty.
Okay..here we go!, So I spent months making most of the decorations. I would say the majority of my time was spent making to cup cake toppers. I found 65 different Julius characters online from Paul Frank. A lot were from their Facebook images and all the others were some I found searching through Google images. Next, I made the Red cupcake wrappers, and paper flowers again with more scrapbook paper just like the Birthday Sign, and cupcake toppers too. My prize piece for the party was the cupcake table. I needed multiple cake/dessert stand, of all shapes and sizes, but I wanted all of them to be black. Well, my husband was watching the checking account very closely to make sure I wasn't busting the budget, and this would have definitely done it! So I thought, I will make my own! I hit up a few Thrift stores on their sale days and purchased clear cake stands, plates and sturdy candle stick holders. if it wasn't already black..I painted it! I used regular black acrylic paint which worked out great! I hot glued them together to make different size cake stands. I also picked up a mini skateboard as a present for my son, which worked out great as a cupcake stand too! For the pinata , I bought a cupcake shape, and used a tissue papaer ball for the frosting, tissue paperd the sides red and make a giant topper to make it look like the cupcakes on the table. The streamers in the entry were something a friend found on Pinterest-so simple and made a great decoration! The Smash cake was made at Amazing cakes in Anaheim, CA. They were super affordable and did a great job! The Flag bunting was done by my friend Sarah Hettervik and I loved them so much I kept them and put them up in my son's nursery! One tip I love to pass on, when making tissue paper balls, keep the extra tissue paper you cut off the ends and use it as confetti to decorate with! I made the back drop for the Photo booth on Paint on my Lap top and hand cut all the Photo booth props out of felt. I had so much fun decorating for this party and I hope you enjoy the pictures! Thanks for checking them out!
It's hard to pick, but I was VERY proud of how my cupcake toppers turned out!
Plan ahead, take your time and get on Pinterest!