Zoey’s 1st Birthday: Other Party Details

by ilene on December 13, 2013 · 3 comments

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Here are a few other party deets from Zoey’s first birthday.   I tried to re-use a lot of decorations and gathered things from around our home to use for the party. I actually didn’t have to make a lot of the decor, so it saved me a lot of time and money!

I made this huge oversized 8’x2.5′ banner printed at Vistaprint.com:

You can’t tell by the photograph, but the banner itself is really long and made of a durable, lightweight vinyl.  I originally planned on designing my own banner (you can upload your own design), but they actually have a lot of cute designs on vistaprint, so I actually used one of their pre-made designs.  I plan on using this banner every year for her birthday so I left a large space between “Happy” and “Birthday” and the “1st” is written in with chalkboard marker, which wipes off easily so I can re-use it again next year.   The banner was a little on the pricey side, about $50 total including the shipping (even with using a discount code. Always google for a vistaprint promo, never pay full price!) but I justify that I’ll be using it every year.

For a lot of the signage, I made fake chalkboard signs.  I collected white picture frames from around our home and made them into temporary chalkboards by sticking self-adhesive  chalkboard contact paper  on the  front of the glass and writing the messages with chalk markers.  For some of the signs with a lot of wording, like the sandwiches sign on the right, I just printed them out on my printer using the same technique as my large faux chalkboard sign:

We had the party catered from Bi-Rites. Famous for their icecream, their sandwiches and regular food are delicious, too.

We had a snack mix station where we put out a variety of snacks for all ages (cereal puffs, goldfish, pretzels, m&ms, apple crisps, pumpkin seeds, veggie chips) so that guests could concoct their own snack mixes.  I bought little vellum baggies from Michaels and little plastic scoops from Amazon.  The oval chalkboard labels are from Hobby Lobby:

For favors, we gave out little baggies of hershey’s hugs and kisses chocolate, since our theme was “xoxo, zozo”.   The cedar wood tray I made years ago (blogged about here) and the pink letters that spell out Zoey’s name are from her bedroom:


We were so really blessed to have so many of our friends and family celebrate with us!  Zoey is well-loved and so lucky.

To re-cap, here are the previous posts about her party:


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1 Hotricia December 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

What a fabulous party! I love all the details!! 🙂

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