My little cuties turned one officially on July 26th and we celebrated their birthday with a super hero themed birthday party on August 2nd! I stressed about their 1st birthday, but in the end everything went perfectly. We did not pay anything to rent the space thanks to my gracious aunt and kept the menu simple. We had about 60-70 guests total. We were originally going to do something small but so many people wanted to celebrate our boys with us, so we decided to go for it. This is what we did…
Food: Pizza, veggie tray, pretzel tray with dips, and a variety of chips.
Drinks: Water, juice, soda.
Desserts: Captain America shield made out of blueberries, strawberries, and marshmallows; cutout sugar cookies, Thor’s hammer made out of pretzel rods and marshmallows, green “kryptonite” jello, and lots and lots of candy.
Cake: We were recommended a woman who made cakes for a fraction of the price that bakeries wanted to charge us. She did an amazing job! Check out her facebook page here. She makes EVERYTHING from scratch. It tasted sooo good and all of our guests raved about the look and taste.
Decor: Pinterest was a huge source of inspiration along with Catch my Party. I purchased decor items and made some on my own. My resources were Oriental Trading, Ebay, Amazon, Hobby Lobby, and Wal-mart.
Here are pics from the party!
We used cardboard boxes, black wrapping paper, and yellow cardstock to make some buildings.
Josiah hanging out with his cousins!
In the end, I don’t think I would have changed anything. This was something I really wanted to be awesome because the way I see it, this may very well be the only 1st birthday I will ever celebrate. These two just might be it for us…so I will go big or go home! I used coupons, free printables, and tried to get everything at a good deal. My plan is also to sell some of the things we used as well or donate them to my friend’s church if they need any of the items (they have a super hero themed event every fall). Still can’t believe my babies are one. We had such a great day celebrating!