We had so much fun at Ryan's birthday party over the weekend. We decided to have it at the zoo, kind of picnic style. So I didn't have a whole lot to do as far as "decorating". I decided to do a citrus theme with lemons and limes. Here are some of the ideas that I did (or at least wanted to).
I got the sweetest tutu for Ry-pie from Boutique Sophia on Etsy. She customized it to match the colors of the party. It came out so incredibly cute! And the onesie. Just the number 1 I hand drew and sewed on.
And so all the other little girls would be just as sweet. I made them there own little pink tutu with green ribbons and yellow clips to match the party. I used this tutorial from Tea Rose Home
It was a sea of pink tulle. And everyone looked so precious.
We got chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with white buttercream frosting. I decorated them with lemon and lime candy slices that I got from Wal-mart (it came with purple, orange, and red too, so Mr. CalJ was excited to have the extras). Just looking at this picture makes me happy!
I had seen this idea a few months ago on some blog that I was perusing (don't remember which one now), in which they used just lemons. I added the limes to match the theme. I just cut the fruit in half, scooped out the fruit, and poured in the jello. After the jello set I just sliced the fruit into wedges.
I had them packed up and ready to go, when (thankfully) Josh had one. Bleck! They were gross! Not sure why but they were a no-go. Too bad, cause I thought they were really cute.
I had also made these vases full of lemons and limes and wanted to fill a couple with pink roses to decorate the tables. But Josh reminded me that there was no glass allowed in the zoo. I didn't have time to find something plastic so I had to scrap that idea too. (Josh really rained on my parade didn't he...lol).
Here's a picture of Ry-pie and her daddy. I know she doesn't look too happy....but check out her outfit. See it? Lemons and limes! I found the romper at Target and almost wept because I was so excited!
And by the end of the party her fun meter had run out. Another success!
My baby girl is 1. I can't believe it. And I'm so glad we got to spend her birthday with good friends and family!! Thank you!