05 July 2012


If you do not already know, I chose a Little Man party theme for Levi's first birthday.  I saw the idea and fell in love when Baby Big Foot was still in my womb....and when we did not know if we were having a boy or girl.  I decided, if its a boy, this is what I am doing for his first birthday party!  Ben made some awesome invites to set the tone for the party.  I tried to incorporate all things mustache and ties.  I made chocolate mustaches again.  The menu consisted of "Poker Chips", "Mr. Fruit", "Pretzel Cigars", "Bowtie Pasta", and "Man-wiches."  We had a photo booth with manly props, a bucket to make a prediction for Levi's future manhood, some manly coloring pages, and bubbles, balls, etc. for kiddos to play with.  It was so hot for the start of the party, then it poured for the second half so I am glad we had the party indoors (even though it makes for lower quality photos. :().  For decor, I used balloons in orange, green, and blue; a couple colorful buntings made of scrapbook paper; centerpieces made of baby food jars filled with Sixlets, mustache quotes, and photos of Levi.  My favorite elements are the napkins that have neckties on them (Cannot remember where I found them online), the awesome bunting made of photos of Levi with a mustache photo-shopped on (I grinned the entire time I spent making these because it was amazing and genius), and all the wonderful family and friends that joined us to celebrate our Little Man.  He is so loved!  I still cannot believe I am the mom of a one year old. Ahhh! Ok enough talk, let the photos speak for themselves.

My niece Nahla was hamming it up every time I pointed the camera at her :)

Levi had a lot of fun, even though he was not so sure at first.  He had fun playing with his friends and eating his cake.  He especially enjoyed opening his gifts, particularly the ones that made noise.  He kept dancing and smiling every time they made a noise.  What a ham!  But it would not have been a great party if it did not result in a pooped baby...

PS I made the tie applique on Levi's shirt...and am pretty proud :)
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1 comment:

  1. You're such a great party planner Leitia!!
    I'm going to be planning my friend's baby shower here in the fall. She's due in december and having a boy! I might borrow your Little Mister theme! I love the mustaches and it's not a "usual" boy theme!