Monday, September 26, 2011

My Boys Monday - Very Hungry Caterpillar

A month ago my "baby" turned one. I'm still in denial about it. I need him to stay little just a tad bit longer.
We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the boys pretty frequently and it seemed perfect to throw Nox a birthday party themed with the adorable little caterpillar. It was so much fun to put together and I loved all the ideas I found on Pinterest (see my board: HERE.)

The first thing I put together was the invites:
I created using a great free digi kit from Meet the Laings: HERE.

Here are some highlights of decor from the party:
With the exception of the wreath all pictures were taken by my buddy Kim with A Thousand Words by Kim. She really takes a lot of stress off me when I hire her for parties. It's really my one splurge.
The wreath I found at the dollar store and just dressed it up. The cake I was going to do myself, but decided it was a bit beyond my talents and got Target to create it for me. My favorite creation was that sun sitting behind Nox. It's still up, I just can't bring myself to take it down. I know I have to eventually, but it makes me smile.

I also made Nox's birthday outfit using my favorite pants pattern: Made by Rae's Big Butt Baby Pants. This particular pair is my favorite so far. I love the green panel in the back and the cuffs add something fun too. Doesn't hurt that my model is just so cute. ;o)

I'll leave ya tonight with a cake photo taken by Kim.
Nox just jumped right in and destroyed that cake.


Kate said...

That is the cutest!! You are so creative. Very impressed and your little man looks like he loved his cake. :)

Joy said...

What an awesome birthday party! You did a good job Cerise. Btw, I'm following you on pinterest :)

Brandy@YDK said...

totally awesome party. you did so great! i hire a photog for bdays too.

alisha said...

The decorations were awesome and so was the party! You throw such great parties! And Nox definitely loved that cake. How many baths before the red was finally all gone? :P