After sharing our dessert table last week, I wanted to share a few of the fun details from Bodhi’s first birthday party. The little man theme continues with more beautiful photos from Canary Grey Photography. Enjoy!

A few of the details above were stand-alones and didn’t make it into other photos.

My obsession with making bow ties for all of Bodhi’s little friends played a big part in my decision to go with the “little man” theme. I searched and searched online for inexpensive bow ties, but quickly realized that if I needed 10 to 15, I would save a lot by making them myself. So I did! I will share a DIY tutorial on how to make no-sew bow ties for little guys soon.

All of Bodhi’s little friends (and a few big ones) wore these simple clip-on bow ties or hair bows. See below for a shot of the hair bow.

Alexandra was Bodhi’s favorite guest that day! These two were inseparable!

Party favors were chocolate mustache pops for the adults. These were very easy to make using mustache pop candy molds.

One of my favorite details was the “a wish for Bodhi” station. Most of our party guests wrote Bodhi a note on 4×6 note cards designed by Shana at Belva June.

Bodhi has some of the sweetest notes from all of his favorite people saved in a book for when he is older. And of course, having Wing of Canary Grey Photography at the party to capture all of the special moments is something we are so thankful for.

I reused a vintage Samsonite suitcase that we own and a little suitcase set from Bodhi’s room for decorations.

My biggest challenge and favorite part of planning any party in my home is finding ways to reuse or repurpose items we already have. It’s always fun to use a piece of furniture or decor items in a new way.

Shana from Belva June came up with some really fun phrases for us to frame throughout our home.

I’m not one to spend a lot of time making home-made food for parties. This is something I may try to improve in the next year. But, for now, I focus on ambience, decor and dessert! So, Trader Joe’s is always my go-to store for easy appetizers.

We kept beverages pretty simple with water and lemonade… in mustache cups, of course!

My mother-in-law makes the most beautiful vegetable sandwiches. She always makes everything home-made so it is really nice to have a dish or two by her at every gathering.

I decided to make a backdrop for Bodhi’s smash cake. I wasn’t super happy with how it turned out, but it did add color and I learned from my mistake this time. :)

Bodhi enjoyed the singing and the attention almost as much as the cake!

We practiced singing happy birthday with Bodhi leading up to his birthday. When everyone sang to him, he was quite the happy little man.

And he’s off!

I expected Bodhi to completely dive into his cake, but he was actually more interested in finger painting with the frosting.

The final post and two tutorials on creating bow tie party favors and a dessert table backdrop are coming soon! For shopping resources and vendor information, check out my first birthday party post. Thanks for stopping by!


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