Monday, August 8, 2011

Owl Themed First Birthday Party!! Isabella is ONE!

My baby girl turned 1 on Saturday! Where has the year gone???!!! I cannot believe it.. we had an amazing year and it was so much fun planning for her party!
I started designing the invitations back in May, and worked on the labels for the cupcakes, and everything else!  I thoroughly enjoyed it and thank all the help I got pulling it together the last few days!
Here are some highlights! We had a blast! http://pinterest.com/jamilie/owl-party-ideas/

To Check out Isabella's 2nd Birthday Party: Click here! http://jamilie.blogspot.com/2012/08/isabellas-2nd-strawberry-shortcake.html

VIEW MY ETSY SHOP FOR THE INVITATION, THANK YOU CARD, LABELS, WATER BOTTLE LABELS, CUPCAKE TOPPERS, MENU CARDS, and FAVOR LABELS.

TO PURCHASE THIS INVITE GO HERE

The CUPCAKE TOPPERS AND WRAPPERS and a picture frame I made for this were PUBLISHED in CRICUT Birthdays Idea Book last year- JULY 2012.



 Book this was published in!


Cake!
Appetizers- Corn Salsa with Chips, Piggy-in-the-Blanket, Fruit Salad, Veggie Tray, Lenny's Subs
Cake Table
Cake Table
Smash Cake!
1 year album from Shutterfly
Notes for scrapbook
Fresh Flowers from Costco and Marietta Flower Shop
Baby Book
Photo from 1 year photo shoot
Birthday Banner-Created with the Cricut

Owl Favor Cookies!Labels in my Shop!

Gumballs and Flowers..
Water Bottles Labels in my Shop!
Signature Mat!
Raspberry Lemonade!
Pasta Salads, Shrimp, Broccoli Salad, Chicken Salad Croissants
Smash Cake! After singing happy Birthday!
Pinata time!!
Pinata Time!



HIGH CHAIR PICTURE REMOVED DUE TO PUBLICATION



Shrimp and Flowers
Broccoli Salad and Chicken Salad Croissants
Misc Drinks!

You can buy this at my shop!
Have guests leave a special message for your child!




 Water Table for kids outside to enjoy!
We set up a slip and slide for the older kids, and also had water guns and bubbles!






Personalized Plates!



Cute owl pillow dress!





Banner and OWLS:
Cricut Expressions- Various Cricut Cartridges.
The letters were done with STORYBOOK. I played with the size until I found one I liked. I used good scrapbook paper for these, picked them out first before I started. I pop dotted the white blackout letter and the letter on top.. You can also find the owls in my Etsy store or might have to do a CONVO and I will create a custom order for you.

Invitations, Cupcake Toppers, Invitations and Food Signs:
To purchase the invitation and misc. items: GO HERE
MY ETSY SHOP:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/JJRDesigns
I used the digital scrapbook kit to create the cupcake toppers, and the signs, and invitations.. I got them printed at Office Depot, and cut them out. I cut out most cupcake toppers with the Cricut so I can mass cut a whole 12x12 sheet at once, but a hand punch would suffice also, just a lot more work.
For the invitations I used Microsoft Publisher. The digital Scrapbook Kit I bought had all the graphics and papers used.

Cake,Cupcakes and Stands:
The cake and cupcakes are from Miss Mamie's. http://www.missmamiescupcakes.com/
The cakes were Strawberry Flavored and the Cupcakes were Strawberry and Cheesecake made with fresh fruit!
Cake Stand: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76973491/12-inch-round-ribbon-cake-plate The cupcake tower was Wilton from from Amazon.
Cupcake Wrappers: http://www.skiptomylou.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/CupcakeWrapper.pdf
I also bought a Wilton cupcake stand on Amazon.com

Outfits:
The Dress and Tutu set was from Etsy.
Polka Dot Pillow Dress with Matching Head Band: http://www.etsy.com/shop/izzysgma
Tutu Set and Hat/Bib/Bloomers: http://sillymonkeyboutique.com/category_6/Birthday.htm
Shoe: Stride Rite

Favors-Cookie Favors:
The owl and #1 cookie favors were also from Etsy. TSCookies! They arrived in excellent shape and were a hit! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TSCookies
Each guest got one cookie each! 

Flowers:
I made the arrangements with flowers I bought at Costco and also some fillers I bought at Marietta Flower Shop.

Decorations:
Most of them from Party City, but the Pom Poms were hand made research any Martha Stewart or Similar POM POM online tutorial. Pink and Green Gumballs from Party City. Vases from Walmart. Ribbons from Michaels. The umbrella's came from Hobby Lobby. The best table covers were from Party City, which were used as back drop also. The table covers from Walmart were not good quality and very transparent.

Photo Book:
Shutterfly

Baby Book:
Babies R Us

Signature Frame:
Mat, Frame, Backing and Glass from Michaels. Owls cut out with Cricut Create a Critter. I used Making Memories Scrapbooking Alpha's for the letters!


Pinata:
Owl Pinata was from Celebrate Party Express...
http://www.1stwishes.com/19-Owl-Pink-Pull-String-Pinata/66503/PartyItemDetail.aspx

Customized Plates:
Party Express/1st Wishes
http://www.1stwishes.com/Look-Whoos-1-Pink-Personalized-Dinner-Plates/67124/PersonalizedPartyItemDetail.aspx

Owl, #1 Balloons:
Party Express
http://www.celebrateexpress.com/browse/1st-Birthday-Party-Supplies/Female/_/N-2aZ1z141yo/Ntt-owl/results1.aspx

Foil Balloons were filled at Party City..

Food:
Appetizers:
Corn Salsa with Chips
Fruit Salad
Veggie Tray
Shrimp
Piggy-in-the-Blanket

Main Items- BISTRO STYLE
Chicken Salad Croissants (Costco)
Macaroni Salad
Pasta Salad
Misc Subs
Broccoli Salad

Drinks:
Water Bottles
Soda and Apple Juice
Fruit Punch
Raspberry Lemonade

Entertainment:
Outdoors I had water slip and slides, water table, and water guns for the kids. They had a blast. Make sure you warn the parents ahead of time to bring change of clothes and towels.

We had a great time! Message me if you have any questions!

27 comments:

  1. OH MY WORD! That is one heck of a 1st birthday! Everything looks FABULOUS! Way to go! Isabella is absolutely adorable! Love the little tutu! Cute cute cute!

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  2. Loved looking at every detail about the Party. Isabella has one crafty Mommy who is very talented and creative. Enjoy scrapping the pictures.

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  3. WOW WOW WOW.....you certainly did your little princess proud!
    So glad you had such a wonderful time...all adds to the memories :)
    I don't often comment, but please know that I read every one of your posts and am totally in love with your creations!

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  4. What did you use for the table cloth and back drop?

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  5. Just regular rectangular table cloths from Party City, don't get the ones from Walmart if you use in front of window they are a lot thinner than the ones from Party City...

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    1. Hi,

      loved your arrangements. how you did the backdrops and table cloths in details. we are renting a hall so the backdrop is really in "NEED". How did you hang them there, the hall does not have anything to hang any drapes/curtains to block the wall and/or the fireplace

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    2. I used some twine (rope) not too thick.. but what I did was I made a "curtain" with the tape and the "rope".
      I laid the table cloth on the floor, then added the rope on top, and folded it over and taped it, making like a "curtain" so I held it up with the rope, and used push pins and tape to keep it up the wall! At one place I had to use some nails on the wall.. on top of the window frame where you couldn't see the holes..The push pins did a great job and with the rope you can poof out the back drop! Be generous so you don't see the back.. and don't get the ones from walmart.. they were paper thing and broke easily too.

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    3. Thanks a ton :-)

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  6. LOVE it! Jamille, the details of your party are simply fabulous! So happy to have found your blog and I look forward to visiting you often:)

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  7. Hi Jamille,

    would you mind to tell me what font did you use for the birthday banner. I really liked that :-)

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    1. I cut them out with my Cricut and used STORYBOOK http://www.amazon.com/Cricut-29-0589-Cartridge-Storybook/dp/B001BJNM0Y you can get them on sale a lot of time and also on e-bay brand new for a good price! If you don't have a cricut sometimes a craft store will have it and give you cut outs..

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  8. DARLING! Loved it all. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

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  9. How did you make the water bottle labels? I love the way your party turned out it was beautiful! I was so undecided why to do for my grandaughter but now I know for sure this is the one a lot of ideas I'm sure I will be asking more questions! You should become a party planner you did an awesome job! Also the scrapbook kit and the outfits for Isabella can you share we're u got them

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    1. Hey there! Thank you! ;-) I had a lot of fun and just started planning her 2nd birthday! Time flies! I used a template I found online for water bottles, then used Microsoft Powerpoint to edit it, and then printed them out at Office Depot/Office Max.

      Outfits:
      The Dress and Tutu set was from Etsy.
      Owl Polka Dot Pillow Dress: http://www.etsy.com/shop/izzysgma
      Tutu Set and Hat/Bib/Bloomers: http://sillymonkeyboutique.com/category_6/Birthday.htm

      The digital scrapbook kit I found online through searching.. it was $3..
      I just checked and don't think the site is still available..
      Product:: SKU18246
      Product: Sassy Owl
      Item price: $3.00
      It was from www.scrapthatidea.com seems to not exist anymore.

      Just search for an owl digital scrapbook kit, and you should be able to get one!


      Ask away! Would be glad to help! I had so much fun!

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  10. Can you PLEASE put the names of the cricut cartridges you used so I can get the correct ones I just got a cricut and I am waiting for it to come in. I am trying to do the party as close as your owl and letters as I can. Any help will be Greatly appreciated

    Thanks
    Bee

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    1. The letters were done with STORYBOOK. I played with the size until I found one I liked. I did the fat letters for the white on the bottom. I used good scrapbook paper for these, picked them out first before I started. I pop dotted the white blackout letter and the letter on top.. I used good BAZZIL 12x12 paper for the letters, I cut them out at once.

      The scalloped circles I need to check on, I think it was ACCENT ESSENTIALS. Any scalloped circle will do, maybe around 4"-5" cut? The Circle was done with PLANTAIN SCHOOLBOOK (again some others might offer the circle so you don't have to get one of each)..

      I used CREATE-A-CRITTER for the OWL. It was bigger than the scallops, but play with size to see what you like. I used BAZZIL paper, and then layered the owls, you will use different layers to get the effects on the owl.

      I used a single hole punch for the holes, misc ribbon..

      I got most of my cartridges brand new on EBAY and paid around $20-30 for them.. the stores have sales, but don't always have the best prices. Most of these cartridges are 3 years old also.

      Storybook I used very very often though, so it's a great one, and create-a-critter is also you can make so many things with it (lady bugs, whales, etc)

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  11. Hi! I love all of the details for your daughter's first birthday! I am planning my daughter's first birthday now which will be an owl theme. Can you tell me the seller that you bought the onesie and tutu from? Thanks!

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    2. Thank you! Scroll up and you will see the link.. Silly monkey boutique off Etsy!

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  12. WOW - That's an incredible amount of effort for 1st birthday. Looks amazing.

    I hope this doesn't come out wrong, but - OVER the TOP? How will you ever keep up this for the 2nd birthday?

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    1. First birthdays are big for us.. I did not want anything as big for her 2nd.. But it was lovely! I can't post the link but it's on my main page a few posts down.. Strawberry shortcake!

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  13. The combination of green and pink sure worked wonders for this party!

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  14. how did you hang the table clothes as backdrops?

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    1. I used some twine (rope) not too thick.. but what I did was I made a "curtain" with the tape and the "rope".
      I laid the table cloth on the floor, then added the rope on top, and folded it over and taped it, making like a "curtain" so I held it up with the rope, and used push pins and tape to keep it up the wall! At one place I had to use some nails on the wall.. on top of the window frame where you couldn't see the holes..The push pins did a great job and with the rope you can poof out the back drop! Be generous so you don't see the back.. and don't get the ones from walmart.. they were paper thing and broke easily too.

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