Monday, February 21, 2011

A Bouncing Baby Boy's 1st Birthday Celebration

Sheek Shindigs recently had the privilege of designing a birthday celebration for a special little boy, Sam, who was turning 1. Like many little boys, Sam loves balls! After considering several other options, Sam's mother and I decided that a Ball Theme would be perfect for Sam's 1st Birthday Party Celebration.

The invitations for Sam's party were designed by Kerri of Sent With Love Designs. Kerri did a great job designing these custom invitations based on the theme and colors of the party.



Balls were Incorporated throughout the party's decor as well as bright colors and pictures of the birthday boy's first year.



The kids food table included boxed lunches for each child (personalized with their first initial), personalized water bottles, cookies, cupcakes, and a special cake for the birthday boy. I made a ball "garland" as part of the table's backdrop to go along with the theme of the party as well as a gum"ball"-decorated number 1 to top the birthday boy's cake (which was made by Sam's mommy).





The personalized lunch boxes


The cupcakes were made by HAPPY Cupcake To Go ...


And the cookies were made by Cakes by Mary Ann.


Each family was given a jar of gumballs as a party favor to take home. The favor tags, made by Sheek Shindigs, read "Thanks for Bouncing Over!".


I hope that Sam enjoyed his first birthday celebration. I had a BALL designing it and felt so lucky to be a part of it!

14 comments:

  1. Oh Sarah, Hi! I cannot believe I am only just now discovering your blog!!! I'm a blog-o-holic so am so glad to have found another GORGEOUS inspiring party blog! I've had a blast browsing through all your posts, your work is so lovely. I love this baby boy party - the colour scheme - the balloons YAY! Well, I shall be back to visit again, Jane:) (http://louandjane.blogspot.com/)

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  2. What an adorable party! And such wonderful and easy to DIY ideas for party planning moms out there. I think the ball garland and the "S" and "1" are my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

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  3. Love this idea and the fun colors!

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  4. Love this! I think my favorite part is the ball garland. How did you make this?!!!!

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    1. did you ever get a response on how to make this?

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    2. I am really wanting to make this too! Did anyone find out how???

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  5. Fantastic party! I love all you've done. One of my boys is having a birthday soon and also loves balls. I may have to try out some of your wonderful ball-themed ideas! I think the party favor jars are so cute! :-)

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  6. Thank you for the inspiration! I used this to plan my sons first birthday party! Everybody loved the theme. http://austinstaynplay.blogspot.com/2012/01/jacks-first-birthday.html

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  7. Thankyou so much! I used some of your ideas for my nephew's birthday! Super cute! http://artfulgivings.blogspot.com/2012/05/big-one-in-one-evening.html

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  8. This is so adorable! My son is turning 1 soon and I plan to use this as my inspiration. He loves balls of any kind, so it's perfect! About how many gumballs fit into each jar? Are they 1" gumballs or the smaller size? It's a little hard to tell. Thank you!

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  9. I love this idea! Lots of inspiration here for my daughter's upcoming gumball birthday. Was curious about how you made the ball garland? Is it the balls used for ball pits threaded onto fishing line? Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

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  10. how did you make the ball bit galrand and the ball shaped cake for the birthday boy?

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  11. Wow! nice idea of birthday celebration, I wanna share you an idea that when the celebrator become toddler perfect kind of entertainment for her/ him is to hire inflatables like inflatable bounce house Raleigh, I believe that kids gonna love it.

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