We had sweet Declan's First Birthday celebration this weekend! Oh how fast this year went. It turned out precious. I had another theme in mind when I first started party planning, but a friend gave some good advice that you kind of only get one opportunity to do something a little be "babyish" and sweet before it's all trucks and superheros so that's when I decided to do a classic Pooh theme. Declan has a classic stuffed Pooh that my parent's gave him for Christmas and he snuggles with it every night so it was perfect. Here's a little glimpse of Declan's Hundred Acre Woods Party.
I just loved his invitations I ordered off etsy and then printed myself.
We had our water softener installed this week and it came on a wood pallet. As soon as I saw it I told the hubby not to toss it or let it get trashed and I just sawed off some pieces and painted the wording on with craft paint I had on hand. You can't go wrong with free.
A burlap banner spelled out "declan is one" and hung above the food table.
Thankful for pinterest for the help in making a chalkboard sign in photoshop.
If there was a "rumbly in your tumbly"...
On the menu we had:
Pooh's Honey Ham Sliders
Tigger Tails (chocolate covered pretzel rods with orange melts drizzled on top)
Piglet's in a Blanket (pigs in a pretzel blanket)
Rabbit's Garden Pasta Salad
Eeyore's feelin' (Blue)berry cobbler
Honey Hibiscus Iced Tea
Instead of a cake I got cupcakes and made some cute toppers...so much easier then cutting a cake
Our sweet friend made his smash cake. It was gluten free, low sugar and made with all natural dyes. A healthy cake was perfect for a babies first taste at the good stuff. And honestly it was delicious. Everyone kept tasting it and raving about it. Loved his little "hunny pot" smash cake and so did the birthday boy!
And that wraps up our tour of Declan's Hundred Acre Wood!