Ruby had her first birthday last week, we had her birthday party on the weekend. It was a little overwhelming for her but a lot of fun for us.
We had a Dr Seuss themed party, the preparations for which all started some weeks ago. First there were the invitations, we wrote a poem and made the invitations like little books.
I made some party favour bags and stitched bits of Dr Seuss fabric onto them (it was a quick and dirty job so I think I'll avoid the term 'applique'). The favours inside were the little matchbook notepads I made a while ago, along with some bubbles and a crayon.
Cupcake toppers made from images from various Dr Seuss books:
Cake in the shape of Cat in the Hat's Hat:
Her bunting hung up for decoration:
Lots of balloons and a bubble machine.
The pass the parcel prize was a Cat in the Hat pencil case I'd made. Fun to prepare, glad it's over.