2.10.2009

Black, White & Yellow Birthday

L had his first birthday on Sunday. I attempted to mitigate the pain of losing his babyhood by throwing a black, white and yellow party. After all, he's too young to request anything character themed. Silver lining!

We made icing with fresh lemons from J's parents. It was perfectly tart.

I'm supposed to be on a spending hiatus, but couldn't resist the tulips! I adore tulips. I carried yellow and white ones at my wedding, and my mother has always given me a fresh tulip bouquet after the birth of each of my children. If I ever move back to Seattle, I plan on growing my own.... The touch of spring was worth the $15 I spent.

Once again, balloons from the ceiling provided impact without the use of helium. The children helped make our own black and white confetti. We thought it looked quite festive for such a low key event. {We invited just grandparents over for cake and ice cream.}

Happy Birthday, L! I love you like crazy, you know that?

14 comments:

Maria said...

are the circles made of paper? o cute!

MelancholySmile said...

Yes, we just grabbed some of our homemade confetti and stuck it to the cake. The kids thought it was fun. :)

hukolb said...

Wow! Is he one already!!!? How time flies. Love the theme. Maybe at my next party:). Congratulations on your marathon, I am of course envious:). Wish we lived closer and could cheer each other on!

Shawn said...

The place looks great! Nice idea to do the balloons that way---it looks amazing...

He is a cutie, by the way.

Dargan Twins said...

Planning on using your balloon idea for our Valentines party - thanks for the inspiration!! What do you use to hang them from the ceiling?

MelancholySmile said...

Nothing fancy- just a bit of tape.

Spymommy said...

Clever! Clever! Love the big ol' bold calendar in the background. Happy Birthday little guy, from another February baby.

Spymommy said...

Whoa! I just realized little L and I have THE SAME BIRTHDAY!!! Awesome.

Em said...

Ah, fresh AZ citrus! Gotta love it.

What a cutie he is in his suit! I'm loving all the decor, cake, and especially the tulips! They are by far my favorite flowers. Gorgeous!

Janae said...

All of it--Little L, the decorations, food--this party looks amazing!

Nicole said...

What a fun theme! My only question is...where are the bumble bees? Black, White and Yellow always make me think of bumblebees (the nice, non-stinging variety, of course)

Scottkids said...

That is so creative! Great idea!!

Emily said...

really, really adorable.

xo

emily

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