Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ryan's 1st Birthday party

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

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!


  1. Hi, Stephany!
    Happy birthday to your baby girl!
    Mine had a birthday this week, too. Thanks for the idea! You can see it here:
    Firs I wanted to make something else for her, but time was not enough for that project. So this was perfect for summer. Just tutu I made different.
    Good luck with other projects,
    Baiba from Latvia

  2. Hi Stephanie,

    Thankyou so much for your nice comment about my blog. I'm so glad that you enjoyed my blog and tutorials. I can't believe you made 9 tu-tu's, that's amazing. You did such a wonderful job. It looks like the birthday party was a blast!



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