I honestly believe I have been planning EA's first birthday since the day she was born. I know I have had a Pinterest board about it for at least that long.
I adore children's books and am anxious to develop that passion in EA as well.
The invitations were a mix of several things I found on the internet. I was looking for something that was pretty, but very child appropriate- I LOVED how they turned out!
Each food at the party was based on a children's book-
We had Mouse's Cookie
and Worm's Dirt Cake
1 fish, 2 fish
And Lilly's Cheese Doodles
Green Eggs and Ham (Ham sandwiches- they were in the oven when I took this picture)
We also had Pigeon's Hot Dogs, but I missed that picture.
EA had a striped smash cake and grown up birthday cake to go with A Bad Case of Stripes.
Our drink station was decorated with an EA themed chalkboard featuring the things she loves right now- activities, food, and toys. Everyone drank from mason jars in true Pinterest fashion.
For our table, I used a burlap runner, then topped it with terrific book fabric I found several months back at FabricalaCarte on Etsy.
A chocolate station
I made the banner with brightly color card stock, book pages, and letters. Each layer is stacked and connected with bright ribbon.
BTW my awesome husband made the frame in the middle of the mantle. Isn't he amazing?
My favorite book ever.
EA's photo banner was made with book pages, matching colorful card stock, and my favorite monthly pictures printed in 5x7. The numbers are hot glued to clothes pins and connect to ribbon that matched the Happy Birthday Banner.
We had a copy of Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss to use as a guest book. People chose a page to sign and give their love to EA!
EA loved her cake. Though you can't see it in this picture, she had a ONE banner hanging from the front of her high chair that matched the Happy Birthday and photo banners.
The party was a absolute success! EA had a blast and I think her guests did too! I can't believe a year has come and gone- this girl is just amazing.
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch