Sunday, February 19, 2012

{Whimsy & Wise} Our Little Man is turning one!

He’s all grown up.  He’s officially ONE.  My baby is practically a little man and since the day he was born he’s made sure we know that.  Noah is my serious kid and the one that acts all grown up .  He won’t crack a smile at just any one, he prefers to hang with mom and dad than play with other babies and when he wrestles with his older brother, he always ends up sitting on his chest, as if conquering the win.

Naturally, his personality helped steer the theme choice for his 1st birthday.  At first, I had a bit of a hard time narrowing down themes {as you might recall} but once I figured it out, the decision was quite obvious.  He’s our little man and fittingly so, he should be given a Little guy in a tie birthday party. I should also mention that we decided to baptize him on the same day we were having his 1st birthday party.  We figured since we’d taken so long to baptize him {Catholics, don’t judge me!} we should just combine the two events and celebrate all at once. Thus, I needed a theme that wasn’t “too birthday-ey or too baptismal-y”

I knew gray and white would have to be part of the color scheme because I wanted to re-use the table runners we made for THIS baby shower I helped with for my best friend. As a result, I went with yellow, gray and white.  I just thought that color scheme was suitable for the theme and both occasions being celebrated.  From there I decided I wanted to make a paper fan wall to highlight the candy station and also have a photo booth area for guests to use mustaches and lips on sticks to play around with.  All the elements came together perfectly to create one of my favorite events yet.

{Cake & smash cake by: Cynthia's Cakes}

{My friend Monique, of A Blissful Affair, stopped by really early to help me put my vision together}


{We had some photo booth fun! Mustaches and lips on sticks are from etsy store: WhiskerWorks. Every child, and even some adults, got a tie t-shirt to wear during the party.}

{Birthday boy!}

{Nater the Inflater stopped by for some balloon animal fun....and even gave us all tattoos!}

{Noah and his Godparents} 

{Happy Birthday, sweet boy!  We love you so much!}

Party Design Ideas: Whimsy & Wise
Houndstooth Fabric: JoAnn's Fabric
Party Styling: Whimsy & Wise/ A Blissful Affair
Paper Goods & Graphic Designs: Whimsy & Wise
Invitation: etsy shop- Fresh Chick Designs
Marshmallow Pops & Mustache Pops: Whimsy & Wise
Paper Fan BackDrop: Whimsy & Wise
Tie T-Shirt Favors:  Janice Hernandez
Entertainment: Nater the Inflater


  1. Looks great Wendy!
    I want a dessert buffet - just because. Maybe a fun tea and dessert table for bloggers only. Hmm.....wheels turning.

  2. You did an amazing job and Noah is adorable. I love, love, love that backdrop. Kudos!!

  3. How did I miss this?!?! This is the cutest thing! Your son is adorable as well. Great job Wendy :)

  4. Can't believe he is ONE already!!! Beautiful job! Love the invites and the backdrop too!

  5. Love all the sweet, fun details at this party! But that paper fan wall is just fabulous!

  6. How adorable! How did you "hang" the paper fans to keep them stationary? Thanks in advance for your response.


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