as cash's birthday approached, i couldn't decide what kind of party i wanted to have for him. i brought several ideas to my husband, and he didn't like a single one of them. he wanted to have a rooster themed party, b/c that is his nickname for cash - rooster.
i immediately turned my nose up. i didn't want my baby's birthday party to look like i shopped for everything at bed bath and beyond! however, it didn't take long, and i was already trying to tackle this challenge in my head. the first week, i couldn't get my head past kitchen roosters, maroon and navy plaid, and rustic woods. i wanted a more kid friendly look, but contemporary, and i wanted to stay true to the barnyard animal. please enjoy this labor of love for our little rooster...
up the drive and sidewalks
as you may already know, i love balloons. so much so that i got in trouble with the amount of balloons i purchased for this party. it took two car loads to get them home. i bundled them up and put them everywhere!
i did purchase the mandatory number 1 balloons, but one got away from my husband when he went to pick them up, and the other popped the moment he got home. :(
i was reminded of these paper chains and had to make them. i absolutely love them, and i may be keeping them up for a few weeks.
my mother-in-law had these wonderful "rooster" feeders. at first we were going to put candy corn or corn nuts in them, but the holes were too small. flower holders they became!
and the corn nuts were moved to mason jars, along with other flower arrangements. i also collected cans to decorate and use as vases.
i had to figure out how to make these roosters look cool, not country kitchen... spray paint! every time i don't like the way something looks, i spray paint it and instant upgrade! i love the way these turned out.
the food table
like my cousin said, it may be irreverent to have chicken at a rooster party, but i thought it was a cute detail.
for some reason, when i think of roosters, i think of corn. do they eat corn? regardless, or should i say luckily, i have been wanting to do these popcorn flavor shakers.
don't these apples look cute in the (sealed) galvanized buckets? the color of them could not have been more perfect.
i had done some ice cream cone cupcakes about two years ago and had been waiting to do them again. i was reminded of them b/c the design on the cone reminds me of chicken coop fencing. are you rolling your eyes at how detail obsessed i get?
i love this cake pan. it is so easy to make it fit your party's theme. i think that first birthdays are huge and what other way to celebrate than with a huge number 1!
my mom made all my cakes growing up, so i thought it fitting to have her make one for cash. being a buttercream artist, she had to make the smash cake!
here is the cutest baby taking a dive head first in his cake. notice the last minute high chair decorations.
too cute not to post!
another spray painted rooster and the victim of a sugar driven one year old.
a cute idea i snagged. i love anything that makes the mundane personal.
cash's birthday book. we try to get the boys a book that fits the theme of their birthday party.
of course my mom's sugar cookies as a thank you to all the guests!