Monday, May 5, 2014

Little Boy Birthday Decorations

My son turned one in March and we had some family and close friends over for a little party. I wanted to have a theme, but seeing as he was turning one I didn't want to go too overboard. He loves animals so I picked a farm animal theme. I got on my best friend Pinterest to search for ideas and was a little overwhelmed at all of the different ideas. I didn't have enough time to buy a party kit on Etsy and I really didn't want to spend a lot of money. I found a cute animal banner and decided it would be the perfect decoration. I downloaded the digital file from the Silhouette store, I have a gift card, but it was only 50 cents. My husband and father-in-law spent about an hour putting the banner together. I created a "Happy Birthday" banner in Photoshop and had it printed at Walmart. We hole punched each corner and strung it with hemp rope. I also used his birthday stats board as a decoration on our table. I had a hard time deciding on the cake, but ended up going with a cow cake. I used cream cheese buttercream frosting and black sugar sheet. FYI sugar sheets are disgusting and the colors run, it worked out because cows are usually a creamish color, but if you have the time fondant would be a much better option. I used bananas dipped in chocolate for the horns and blue M&M's for the eyes. I found animals in word and created toppers for the cupcakes. We used his ONE from his birthday photo shoot to finish off the dessert table.  It was simple and clean and perfect for a little boy who won't remember it.