Friday, January 21, 2011

Bryan's First Birthday Bash

Bryan's Birthday Invitation
This past weekend we celebrated Bryan's First Birthday with the family.  We are celebrating a little late, but we have found that having Christmas, our wedding anniversary, Bryan's birthday and New Years with in span of a week is challenging to say the least.

For Christmas, I received this great cartridge for my Cricut called "Create a Critter" and it has such adorable animals on it.  I knew I wanted to use if for Bryan's birthday and I decided to to a Jungle Safari theme staring this little monkey on the invitation.

For the party, I wanted to see what other things that I could make.  I decided it would be great to have a festive birthday banner for when my family came.  I added some additional safari animals as spacers in the banner.

Birthday Banner
I also made a little welcome arrangement with more of our safari friends.

What party wouldn't be complete without cake.  Here is the little smasher cake I made for Bryan.  I also thought it would be nice to decorate his high chair with some jungle grass and flowers.

Bryan's Highchair Decorations

Bryan's Smasher Cake

For the rest of the family, I decided to make cupcake and add cupcake toppers to them.  Each cupcake topper had "1st" written on one side and "birthday" written on the other.  I used the Cricut along with the Gypsy to make my own design.  

Cupcake toppers

Yellow and Green Cupcake Toppers

I had such a wonderful time making these.  I am thinking about adding them to an Etsy Store when I get that up and running.  What do you think?  I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by- Melanie


  1. You did an awesome job Melanie

  2. Just saw your blog address on your email, and of course had to jump on! Girl, you have quite the skills . . . very impressed!

  3. Too cute! You did an awesome job.
    Just became your newest follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.

  4. Very cute, I love all the little animals. You did an awesome job.

  5. I think if you priced them right...yep I bet you could sell them. They are really nice and I'm sure there is a market for things like that. Who doesn't want to give thier child a special first birthday. I gave my kids special parties for 8 years. Good luck. Hugs, Debi