Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Henry's 1st Birthday

Yes, Henry is well on his way to turning 1! This means I get to start planning his first birthday party and I have decided to go with a Library theme.

I always start with an inspiration board because it helps me sort out the five hundred different ideas that I have had or have found online. So here is my board....

Images: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Old Fashion Books, The Librarian Look by Michael Kors via Runway Daily.
Cat in the Hat Cupcakes via The Cupcake Blog, Newspaper Bunting Via The Sweetest Occasion, George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox, Ball Pit.
Newspaper Pom Poms via Craftzine, Green Eggs and Ham via Baby Farm Parties and Ideas, Library Cards and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

I have made the invitations look like the book cards in library books. I found a printable template here and Triet and I wrote different lines in different pen with different handwriting to make it look a bit old school. 

I used some of my favourite books and authors as inspiration. Some food ideas I'm planning are Green Eggs and Ham (hard boiled eggs with avocado and ham rolls), every thing the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate and the Aussie food that made Hush visible again in Possum Magic. We might even have some of George's Marvellous Medicine to drink (Punch in a saucepan).

Some decorations and activities we will be having are the newspaper pom poms and bunting, a book corner, decorating your own library bags, a ball pit and helium balloons because Henry just loves them.  

I know it all seems a bit bonkers for a first birthday, but I love doing it and at least it will be smaller than Henry's Christening.

Stay tuned to see the end result in late May and you can see the inspiration board for Henry's Christening here and the party itself here.

1 comment:

  1. Got our invitation last week Cass- it's super cute! We will be there with bells on! Sare, xxx