Sunday, January 11, 2009

Our Little Monkey is 1!!

On Saturday we had a little party for Blake's 1st birthday at our house. I decided to do a monkey theme, which turned out SOOO cute! I found a Martha Stewart Crafts monkey birthday party kit online (on sale, no less!) and it made my life so easy. I loved the color scheme and it was just the right cuteness for his 1st B-Day! It came with the invites, favor bags & tags, cups, plates & napkins, little cupcake picks, and even some extra stickers. The best deal I've found in a long time! It all turned out so cute...

I made the cake, smash cake and cupcakes to match the motif...

Here's a close up of the cake. And yes, I made the monkey, too!

I decided to do caramel apples for the favors (with Gena's suggestion) and they turned out to be a big hit! Even the adults wanted one :)

The birthday boy in his monkey shirt :)

He was a little reluctant to dig in at first, but liked the little monkey on top!

Blakey with his favorite gift of the day- a little LeapFrog Guitar from the Simmons'.
I think we have a little musician on our hands...

4 comments:

George said...

I am so glad he likes the guitar. Blake is definitely a natural! We will have to get him to join the band soon enough.

cathy said...

Heard about the party and how much fun everyone had.  Sorry we missed it.  Your monkey theme was great.  Cake was gorgeous (of course) and Blakey looks so cute.  Hugs and kisses LV Auntie

Aunt Sandy said...

Happy Birthday from Auntie Sandy. Aly...is there anything you AREN'T great at?? Your cakes are gorgeous....I don't even know what fondant is! I love you much!

Anonymous said...

Aly, thanks for sending us the card with your blog address. You are so amazingly crafty! Too bad it's only on your side of the family.:)
Lots of love from your cousins in Florida,
Tanya