Welcome to the weekend!

Finally, we cleaned up the house and are well rested from our daughter’s first birthday party!  Thank goodness birthdays are only once a year 😉

I had a lot of nice comments about the decorations I created for her mod monkey pink and lime green theme.

 

Happy Birthday Pennant

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Chair Banner Decorations

 

 

The high chair decoration made a very neutral high chair stand out during pictures of Grace eating the giant cupcake smash cake. A lot of photos were in her chair so I wanted to make something to coordinate with the rest of the decor.

 

The Mod Monkey Edible Cupcake Toppers are NOW available on our website to purchase!  Choose from PINK, GREEN or BLUE.  The edible toppers are sold by the dozen and are $9/dozen.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR EDIBLE TOPPERS

 

 

Printable Cupcake Toppers

 

The printable cupcake topper can be used for so many great projects: printable cupcake toppers, favor bag decorations, napkin rings, invitations, thank you note cards, scrapbooking, and so many more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

What a weekend! We celebrated our daughter’s first birthday on Sunday and I have finally had the chance to upload some of the photos from her special day!

 

The party theme and decor colors were pink and lime green polka dots with a mod monkey design. Everything came together just as I imagined 😉

 

Welcome Signs

My biggest worry for the day was the chance of rain since we were planning on having it outside. Luckily, it didn’t rain but we ended up with a hot and humid afternoon.

Table Centerpieces

Outside Table Centerpieces

Box of Ribbons Centerpiece

Dessert Table Decorations

Pom Pom Flowers Centerpiece

Pom Pom Flowers Centerpiece

Happy Birthday Pennant

A Happy Birthday pennant in matching decor colors hung in the dining room with all of the food and desserts.

First Year Photo Banner

Each month with a baby picture

I wanted to display Grace each month and see how she has changed over one year. I first thought about putting her monthly photo in small frames and putting them on a side table but came up with this idea that saved a lot of space.  Each photo was cut into a circle and the month numbers used the same design from the welcome sign. I connected each one with matching brown ribbon and hung it from one of our mantle shelves in the living room. I received so many compliments on it that day!

The Mod Monkey Edible Cupcake Toppers are NOW available on our website to purchase!  Choose from PINK, GREEN or BLUE.  The edible toppers are sold by the dozen and are $9/dozen.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR EDIBLE TOPPERS

Cupcakes on Stand with Giant Cupcake Smash Cake

Giant Cupcake on the Cupcake Stand

For the main centerpiece on the table I made a 3 tier cupcake stand with Grace’s giant cupcake smash cake on top and standard cupcakes for the guests on the lower tiers. This cupcake stand was created with soup cans, cake rounds, wrapping paper, and ribbon! Saved a lot of money and barely took anytime to put together. I can use the stand again or I can change the color of the each tier by wrapping it in different paper! The cupcakes featured an array of toppers: edible cupcake toppers, printables and fondant decorations.

Edible Cupcake Toppers

3 Tier Cupcake Stand

Giant Cupcake Smash Cake

As for the giant cupcake smash cake, Grace LOVED it! I used the giant cupcake pan that bakes the cake in 2 separate pieces and then you put them together with frosting. I originally was going to cover the bottom with fondant but to be honest…ran out of time so I had to think of something quick and easier to make the base of the cupcake look clean. So I took some white chocolate chips, melted them in the microwave and added green candy dye. I took the cake pan to use as a mold and coated the cupcake bottom section with 2 layers of chocolate …let it harden in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and popped it out. I had to shave down the actual cake bottom to fit into the chocolate mold. Then I added the pink frosting with some chocolate sprinkles!

…and the finished giant cupcake smash cake!

Birthday Girl with Her Cake!

Grace was not shy at all to dig into her cake 😉

Favorite Photo!

High Chair Decorations!

What a great weekend! A lot of work but definitely worth it.

Until tomorrow, have a sweet night!


It’s Friday night and I am working at some of my daughter’s first birthday decorations. I will definitely post everything once we have it set up for the party but wanted to show some of the progress from the past couple of days 😉

Her party is going to be Sunday with a pink and lime green mod monkey theme. Invitations were sent with the matching theme and now I’m working on the table decorations. Some will be outside and others will be on the table inside with the food.

 

Happy Birthday Pennant Banner

I made a Happy Birthday pennant banner to go across the living room mantle in the matching pink, green and white colors. The font used matches her invitations as well as the other decorations. Very easy to make…made template in Illustrator, cut out each triangle and then attached them to brown ribbon.

 

 

 

 

Table Centerpieces

For the centerpieces on the tables inside, I created very cute paper flower pom-poms! The center is a lime green paper flower made out of tissue paper attached to a 10″ wooden skewer that was wrapped with ribbon. I hot glued a piece of styrofoam to the inside of the box to insert the pom-pom and then covered it with tissue paper. I then added matching ribbon and tulle to make it a little fuller.

 

 

High Chair Decorations

Also, I made a high chair decorations since she will be photographed in it for a good amount pictures… I cannot wait to get the picture of her and her giant cupcake smash cake 😉 Very simple to make yourself…again I made the design in Illustrator, printed from my home printer on white card stock and then attached each one together with brown ribbon. Added a little bit of tulle and it’s ready to be attached to the high chair front.  Her highchair is a neutral one so it will work great to coordinate the theme.

 

 

Outside Table Centerpieces

For the centerpieces for the tables outside, I made some cute centerpieces just with the small square boxes filled with tissue paper, curling ribbon and then colorful plastic drink stirrer sticks.  I bought them last year for a party and had some left over.

 

 

 

The photos are not the best but I wanted to show my progress over the last few days.  In upcoming blog posts, I’ll show you how to make a cupcake stand out of soup cans and cake boards!

Better get going…so much more to do to get ready but mostly it’s food. Cupcakes with edible toppers, giant cupcake smash cake with matching cake topper plus lots of other goodies!

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 


So today is Thread the Needle Day and to be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled about this one.

Lately, I have been obsessing about my daughter’s first birthday party that we’ll have in the beginning of August.  I know first birthday parties are more for the parents, family, friends, and of course memories for her baby book.  I just want everything to be perfect and finally be able to use the products I have been creating over the past few months and create my own unique tablescape.

Birthday Girl, Grace!

 

The theme is going to be monkeys with pink and green polka dot decor.  I have always love these designs and feature them as one of our edible cupcake toppers.  Of course, we’ll have these as the edible cupcake toppers and printable toppers!  Also, we’re going to have a giant smash cupcake with a cake topper!  It’s funny because since Grace was a little, little baby we called her “monkey”.

Pink Mod Monkey Edible Cupcake Toppers

 

There is so much I want to do and be creative with…so far, we sent out the invitations and I think they look so cute!  I made these in Illustrator and used the monkey graphics from the edible topper designs.  Not too shabby 😉

 

This is what her birthday onesie will look like except with her name on it. It should be arriving shortly! I cannot wait to see how it turned out! Perhaps a matching tutu to complete the outfit?

 

 

Here’s some other ideas that I found that I would love to re-create myself and put a little twist on them to make them my own since it’s exciting to me to try some DIY party decor.

High Chair Decorations

 

Welcome Sign

 

Paper Flower Pom-Poms

 

Giant Smash Cupcake

 

There are so many cute ideas I have found to try but there is only so much time to create all these! Better start some tonight…

I’ll post some photos of the birthday girl on her big day as well as the actual birthday party decor! Wish me luck!

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!