Somebody pinch me! My babies are ONE! We had the twins' first birthday party this weekend and it turned out great! I came up with a Sock Monkey theme shortly after they were born and had been brainstorming decorations all year long. My ideas finally became a reality for my little guys on Saturday, as we celebrated with the grandparents, great grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The table turned out to be absolutely adorable! White streamers were hung as a backdrop for a red a white polka dot table filled with sweets and gift bags for the guests. I'm officially in love with poms, and as I mentioned HERE, I can't imagine ever having another party without them. Ever. Period.
We served my specialty, vanilla cupcakes topped with homemade buttercream and chocolate frosting, complete with sock monkey cupcake toppers that matched the invites. Remember these?
The boys didn't have individual "smash cakes", I just added a little extra frosting on 2 of the cupcakes. Just for fun ;)
Red and white polka dots were everywhere! I ordered the balloons probably 7 or 8 months ago, and I'm sorry, but I can't remember where they came from, but I'm sure you can find them online somewhere! The balloons definitely pulled all of the rooms together, and the boys LOVE balloons, so they had fun playing with them after the party!
The boys did great during the singing of Happy Birthday, and both dug into their cupcakes without much coaxing. Andrew was much neater than Wesley, though!
The Birthday Boys sported handmade sock monkey onesies. Believe it or not, I got the onesies at one of the local dollar stores, so they'll probably fall apart in the washer, but they were perfect for my sock monkey applique experiment. They turned out ADORABLE!!!
I whipped up some coordinating frames to display our sock monkey photographs from the park last week. These were the perfect additional pop of color & polkadots for the table.
These two handmade guys (let's call them Phillip and Randy, shall we?) made an appearance as the center focal point on the table!
We even managed to attempt to get another family photo. Never mind the smiles, I'd be happy if we could get everyone looking in the same direction! Getting there... baby steps... 3 out of 4 isn't bad!
Last but not least, these were my FAVORITE!!! Chocolate covered pretzels! So simple, yet packed with such deliciousness! They totally deserved their own photo! Don't you agree?
Happy Birthday my little lovies!