Like all birthdays you have to start with a theme! We chose MONSTERS!! Brian was a very cranky baby when he was a newborn, and so his nickname; monster, kind of stuck! Once we had the theme, I needed fabric and banners/printables to start picking colors and monsters from. I found this fabric:
over at fabric.com. I love the bright colors and the fact it has a dark background! Heres the printables we chose, sorry its a little hard to see, but the colors in the fabric and on the printables are all very similar!
Now that I had the theme and colors, I started working on the onesies for him, his crown, his bib, and pants. I found a tutorial on pinterest on how to make pants, and went from there. The tutorial used a pair of jeans from her son, traced them and then made the "pattern" just slightly larger then that. I loved how detailed her tutorial was. You can find it over at Growing Home, and while your over there check out all her other posts! I also made a bib and appliqued onto the bib. I have a tutorial that I made on how to make a bib, you can check it out over here at Bibs for Babies! I also appliqued onto two onesies, and made a banner out of fabric. The crown I made, I just drew out a crown that I liked, and then cut out 2 pieces of fabric, sewed them together (right sides together), then flipped it inside out and put a binding on the open side (the bottom), and then attached the monster, embroidered the ones on and finished it off with some cute stitching.
|Brian wearing the crown and bib.|
|Heres one of the onesies I made.|
|Heres the other onesie I made. (Note: the monster was purchased).|
|The bib I made. (Note: the monster was purchased.)|
|This is the banner I made. (Note: The monster were purchased.)|
|The crown I made. (Note: The monster was purchased.)|
|Back of the pants, pockets on the back and on the side.|
|Front of the pants.|
|The goody bags at the party and the monsters at the party!|
|The goody bags in progress.|
|Monsters in progress.|
|The photos all framed up with the scrapbooking paper.|
|This is the photo chain, with the photos at the top starting at birth and the ones at the bottom being more recent.|
|A friend and my sister-in-law helped make this wall!|
|A three headed monster to take pictures in!!|
|The gift table with balloons in the background.|
|The dessert table. (Check out the fabric banner I made hanging above)!|
|Trial run cake- did not like this at all!|
|The table all set up!|
|The cake and cupcakes.|
|The cake up close.|
|The adorable monster cupcakes.|
|Just too cute, all the monster cupcakes are looking at me!|
|Singing Happy Birthday and waiting to blow out the candle!|
|Eating the cake!|
|Playing with the balloons!|
|Helping us take down the decorations!|
Overall, the party was a huge success, and we had a blast planning and throwing it. We have to thank my father-in-law and mother-in-law for letting us use their house and for supplying the awesome food! We are very lucky to have such awesome friends and family members who came and showered Brian with such love and too many gifts to count! It was a great party and I am so thankful the entire thing went off without any issues!
Now time to plan Brians 2nd birthday party and our newest addition, Jareds 1st birthday! YIKES!!