Thursday, October 25, 2007

Another look into my birthday archives

Creatively speaking I've been a little boring lately. Well, I've been doing the blog designs, but other than that, I haven't been up to much. So since my present is boring I thought I'd look to my past for some creative inspiration for ya'll.

This was my son's 1st Birthday. It was an airplane theme.
I designed the invitations to look like airline tickets. I personalized each ticket with the "passengers" names, City, and even estimated how long it would take them to drive to our house for the departure and arrival time.

Since I had designed sort of a logo for his birthday for the airline ticket, I stuck with that for the rest of the party. I altered a jay jay jet plane pinata

I decorated the cake to match

I used iron on transfers and a t-shirt to make a bib to match

I found an airplane clipart that I liked and drew and painted that to make the birthday banner. For the lettering on the banner I printed out the letter in large size on paper and then cut them out and glued them down (voila...perfect lettering)

I continued with the airplane on the favor bags by just printing up stickers and adhering them to simple brown paper bags

I had a condiment container from a quizno's restaurant that I altered to match with vinyl lettering with the help of my sister-in-law (who owns a sign company)

It was a fun theme to work with. My daughter even dressed up like a flight attendant with a navy blue skirt, white blouse and a scarf around her neck. It was cute, and you can sort of see it here.

The best part of the party was when my son LITERALLY took his VERY FIRST STEPS on his own right in the middle of the party as we were opening gifts. So we have pics and video of it!

How precious is that?!


  1. Shannon he is really cute!!!Your so creative.

  2. I want to kiss his cheeks really bad!

  3. Again, I am so impressed and you should be in business. Colton is sooo cute! It is fun to see what a big boy he is now. He still looks the same yet so different.

  4. Love the theme, love the invitations, love the cake, love the bags, love the EVERYTHING!!! Great job, very creative and hey, you didnt need

  5. Look at you and that fancy birthday party! Stop it, now you're just showing off. :)
    You are so good at this. I think I'll just hire you to do my son's next party.

  6. i love it! any great army party ideas for connor's 4th?

  7. He is so adorable! How wonderful that you had the camera out when he took his first steps.

  8. Really cute!! I love the pinata!

    Kim @


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