Baby Boy's birthday party was a day after his birthday, at his grandparents' house. We brought all of our home-made decor, and had a two part event: lunch with friends and dinner with family. Our focus was to make it a fun day for the kiddo, including some of his favorite things: balloons, bees, and lots of attention.
Coming in: balloons and hexagon shaped "Mazal Tov" banner. The banner I made with foam: I traced the hexagons and freehanded the letters, then strung them all together with an oversized needle and thread. Obviously the picture was taken before we had tidied up for the party.
On the side opposite the hexagon banner hung Baby Boy's monthly pictures. I used a craft punch to cut out printed numbers that I glued on, and attached all the pictures to the string with paper clips.
The main table before we had taken all the food out. The little bee figurines I found at the dollar store, tablecloth overlay are just two pieces of 1 yard fabric, and on the right are little goodie bags and a photo album with pictures from the kiddo's first year. Near the back you can see beehive coloring pages that the little kids colored later on.
Baby Boy with his home-made party hat (lasted all of about 1 minute on his head). The hat was made of card stock, covered in felt, with foam pompom and ribbon around the edge.
Baby Boy had a blast with pizza and watermelon for lunch!
Baby Boy's bee birthday cake; it looks very home-made (there were some frosting issues), but it tasted delicious!
Baby Boy approved, so that's all that matters! He actually said "mmmmm"; it was cute!
Lots of balloons on the floor and Baby Boy playing with one of his favorite gifts!
(It's a xylophone that floats in the bath=genius!)
All in all it was a wonderful day!