I swear, he knew it was his birthday. He woke up in a fantastic mood. As well as interesting hair that suggested he slept on his face.
I had the Etsy store Trafalgar's Paper Company custom make the invitations using the elephant I used in Edward's nursery. I think he is so sweet and the red balloon and blue crown became somewhat of a theme for the party.
A lonely red balloon is the only thing signaling there's a party at this house. I ran out of steam and helium at this point, but I sort of like it.
The table display. I'll show you before and afters of my kitchen tomorrow (if I can get it clean today).
All of the buffet cards, favor tags, water bottle labels and pennant banner from Chickabug. I, of course, waited until the last minute so I had to order the DIY printables. I would recommend ordering the water bottle labels ahead of time, but everything else turned out nicely.
I ordered the cake from Cake Girl in Kansas City. I am not a baker and an even worse cake decorator so this was a real treat. She did a great job and the cake was delish!
The man of the hour wearing the cutest outfit ever. It's not a dress people. It's just a fancy outfit. (ignore our orange floors please)
The Suze (whom we call French Grandma) & The Birthday Boy
This next picture I'm showing you because Belclaire House is ultimately design blog and this is a perfect example of what happens when a girly girl moves into her husband's home ... that TV.
|Of course, Kip can juggle. He's good at random things like that. He's also a skilled potter, pianist and whistler.|
That TV = compromise only because all I had was a tiny white boxy TV from my apartment. We actually had a new TV, but I asked Kip to hold off on installing it until after the birthday party so we wouldn't have a bunch of wires hanging around.
Ok, back to the party.
|There's no way he would actually wear a crown. I can barely get him to wear diapers.|
|Edward looking nonplussed.|
|Yeah family picture!|
|The usual indication that he's dunzo.|
|Looking tired from party time.|
I don't know why I became so territorial. I was a total fun ruiner. Now I have a fondant crown in my fridge that I feel like I have to keep out of spite. Can I bronze it? Is that even possible? or sanitary? I'm becoming a hoarder of Edward's childhood memories. I need help.
Hope you enjoyed our little party!