Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sam's 1st Birthday - Tie/Bow Tie and Mustache Bash

I am so excited to finally be able to share with you all the details of Sam's 1st Birthday Party! We had such a fun day celebrating with family and friends. Our little guy sure is loved by so many people! Obviously if you've been on the blog recently then you know I've been showing you sneak peaks of the Tie/Bow tie & Mustache theme and today is the big reveal of how all the elements tied together to create one adorable birthday bash!

I apologize in advance for the photo overload, but there were just too many to choose from and I had a hard time narrowing them down. So below are a few (ok "a lot") of my favorites from Sam's special day.

So let's get started with the main attraction...the dessert table! I wanted the focal point of the table to be all about Sam, so we used the same DIY chalkboard from his invitation photo shoot and customized it with his name and a #1 tie! (Sam's daddy is the chalkboard artist in our house!) The backdrop for the table was created using the wood planks that I feature in a lot of my blog photos and then embellished with 3 hanging garlands of ties/bow ties, polka dots and mustaches. Paper medallions and balloons were used to create some bold pops of color to finish off the look. Mustache brownies, tie/bow tie cookies and cupcakes with mustache and fabric bow tie toppers were served for all the guests to enjoy. Flanking all the sweets were a larger chocolate polka dot cake (inspired by this fabric) and Sam's smash cake. The cutest polka dot & stripe forks I have ever seen were from SucreShop.

Adjacent from the dessert table was the favor/photo station. Pictures were displayed from an old vintage window I found at a local antique shop of Sam from birth to one. Candy was displayed in apothecary jars for guests to "fill their stache" in favor bags as they left.

Sam's party invitation and his first finger painting masterpiece were displayed as guests entered the party. I stole this idea from my friend Jamie. She had her son Jonah do this for his first birthday and it was absolutely adorable! I must say Sam has some great artistic ability!

Carrying on the tie/bow tie, polka dot and mustache theme from the dessert table, 3 more garlands were hung from this old 8 pane window that hangs above our couch. (Thanks Auntie Em for perfecting all the garland assembly!)

Lemonade was served in mason jars with mustache stripey straws!

Our dining room table was decorated with a lime green burlap runner and yellow ribbon and sprinkled with mustache and circle confetti. Simple spring flowers were placed in antique blue mason jars.

I found the idea for this #1 photo collage on Pinterest and immediately wanted to make this part of Sam's party decorations. Since we had his big celebration at the end of his birthday week, I decided to make the #1 out of photos taken only from his birthday week. If you look closely you can see him enjoying his mini cupcake from his birthday morning, playing in his crab sand box that we bought him for his present and driving around in his new cozy truck from Grammie. (Thanks Auntie Em & Gpaw for putting this together at the last minute!)

Sam's party was over Easter weekend so we decided to have an egg hunt for a fun activity with all the kids.  How cute are these mustache eggs I found online at Oriental Trading!

All the outdoor tables were decorated with mustache and circle confetti and flower pots wrapped with bow ties and filled with Easter eggs.

Our backyard was transformed into a little play land with a parachute and balls (Thanks Jennifer for letting us borrow this from miss Cora!) and Sam's new crab sand box and slide. The kids had a blast!

We also created a photo booth area with props for the guests to have fun and be a little silly carrying out the mustache and bow tie theme!

Seth & Renie started off the photo booth fun!

Miss Jennifer & Sam's girlfriend Cora

Our friend's the Sasser's


Me & Auntie Em being silly...Sam is all serious in this shot!

I love our little family of 3!

And the moment I'm sure you've all been waiting for...the smash cake! Let's just say my little guy loves him some cake and icing! He had a blast digging right in and flinging icing all over his forehead and hair! I even ended up with a streak of yellow icing in my hair somehow. I just love all of these pictures my sister was able to capture, his facial expressions are priceless!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of Sam from the party showing off his absolutely adorable tie onesie from Chic Couture Boutique!

My dad founds this mustache pacifier at Cracker Barrel the morning of the party! I must say it finishes off his outfit and ties in with the party theme quite nicely!

Check out that yellow icing in his hair! Absolutely love this facial expression, he has definitely been smiling and laughing!

I love this little guy so much! Look at that little face!

It was a perfect day and so many memories were created with our little guy! I hope you enjoyed a look into Sam's Tie/Bowtie & Mustache 1st Birthday Bash!


twine/mini wood clothespins/paper medallions - The TomKat Studio Shop
tie onesie - Chic Couture Boutique
polka dot & stripe wooden spoons - Sucre Shop
Mustache Easter Eggs - Oriental Trading
ties & bow ties/cake pedestals/colored Easter eggs - Target
invitation - Shutterfly
age blocks - Montana Vintage Greens
vintage wood photo frame - Coastal Charm
lollipops/polka dot favor bags/balloons - Party City
stripe straws/chevron bags - Michael's
garlands/cupcake toppers/#1 photo collage - DIY
chalkboard frame/ombre dresser/8 pane antique window - DIY compliments of Sam's daddy!
cakes/cupcakes/brownies/cookies - Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.
photography - Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. & Auntie Em

1 comment:

  1. oh how adorable! love love the little details and the yellow & blue is so lovely!


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