We celebrated Ethan Rex’s first birthday with a little shindig at home in our back yard. It was a HOT day for May and we were all thrilled to be out outside, playing and celebrating our favorite little guy.
I styled the party using toys/decor from Ethan’s room, handmade signs and banners, and paper products from partyexpress.com. I usually “shop my house” before every event to see what I have on hand that can be incorporated into the decor. From there, I create any pieces that I have envisioned that cannot be bought and simply buy the rest. When it comes to styling kids parties, I’ve learned simple is best.
E’s cake was created by a local baker, Nancy of Cakes by Nancy. It was as tasty as it was beautiful!
For activities, we had a dinosaur egg toss (aka, big water balloon toss), played “dinosaur stomp” and made fossil handprints. To play dinosaur stomp, I used sidewalk chalk to draw a large, looping track across the driveway, every 6-7 feet I marked an activity (stomp like a dinosaur, creep backwards, run quickly) that the kids would do until they reached the next point on the track. Ooh, and to make the fossils, I flattened small balls of Crayola Model Magic on to a cake plate, then helped each child to press their hand into the clay. The clay air dried quickly in the heat and the kids were left with a really neat memento to take home from the party.
As always, I share these snaps of our day to inspire your next shindig. It’s all about creating special memories with your kids. If you have any questions/want more party details, please email or comment below.
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