When Baby M hit the 6 month mark, I started
stalking perusing Pinterest for some fun first birthday ideas. After seeing a bunch of adorable monster themed pins, I knew I had my inspiration! I basically pinned my little heart out (and then some!), but got serious when we were about 2 months out. I knew that we wanted to have the party at our house, with tons of personal touches and of course, lots of crafting! And while this party was geared towards a one year old, the elements would work great for a Halloween party or an adult themed party (after all, we were celebrating Grill Guy's 33rd birthday too!). Now that I've finally recovered from the big first birthday monster extravaganza, I'm excited to relive it all with a full recap! Warning - This post is picture heavy, as no detail was spared, so prepare to settle in with a good cup of coffee or some wine and brace yourself for tons of monster-y goodness!!!
The whole design really came together once I crafted up the invite. I combined a bunch of fun patterns with some vibrant colors and adorable little monsters, and of course, couldn't resist including some coordinating envelope liners. And even though Baby M was pretty much the main attraction, I couldn't forget our other birthday boy, so I made sure to also give him a shout out on the invite too!
I went with a pretty colorful palette and tied in the theme with lots of orange, blue and green balloons. I also added purple, green and orange table cloths to add some more pops of color. I then made these goofy monster centerpieces that basically were tons of tulle, and a couple of floral styrofoam forms. They definitely brought some fun to our tables, especially when the weather took a turn for the worse and forced us underneath the tents!