photos {coleman's first birthday: decorations}

here are some much overdue photos from coleman's first birthday party. this first set is of the decorations only. details are below.

theme: monkeys
colors: lime green + chocolate brown

 we created a "wall" of brown and green streamers behind the main table. paper lanterns were hung from the ceiling. babies received a green fabric bag with a plush monkey, book, banana cookie snacks, and banana baby food. each baby got a personalized bib to wear at the party (and keep, of course). everyone at the party got a cookie which was decorated to match the "1" and "C" circle elements used throughout the party.

 a memory area contained a mini album of coleman's birth and a carousel of coleman's first year. i printed out an enlarged version of the invitation to display. i designed 4x6 cards and guests were asked to write the birthday boy a note.

the party was held at 10:00 a.m. so i went with light refreshments of the "brunch" nature. beverages were bottled water and punch (one version with champagne, one without). punch was served in plastic champagne glasses. food included monkey bread (of course), stuffed crescent rolls, jello, and mini pancake muffins. instead of a cake, we had cupcakes.

i designed all of the digital elements myself in photoshop elements 7. i purchased the monkey clip art online (after scouring the internet for many hours). the font used was "2peas gimme coffee".
many supplies were purchased from hobby lobby: patterned paper, cardstock, blank cards and envelopes (for invitations and thank you notes), paper lanterns, champagne glasses, ribbon
solid colored napkins, plates, spoons/forks, tableclothes, balloons, etc were purchased from party city and online.
green fabric goody bags were found at michael's.
cupcake liners were purchased from bake it pretty
personalized embroidered bibs were ordered from a seller on etsy.
monkey books (in goody bags) were found in the dollar spot at target.
digital elements were printed on hp presentation paper with hp ink.

All photos were taken by Lindsay Alexander Photography.


1 comment:

  1. absolutely amazing, Hol!
    {LOVE} it!!