Wednesday, February 20, 2013

cookie monster birthday party

my sister went to the most amazing 1st birthday party this past weekend and was nice enough to take pictures to share with us! first of all, this mom is amazing! how does she create all of this and still be a mommy?! she is my hero!

to-go treat bags! 

*love* the napkins. i want.

cutest cupcakes and adore the milk jugs!

what an adorable way to welcome guests!

the addition of the chocolate brown chevron fabric and the vintage crate are wonderful!

cutest gift bags ever! loving the hang tags!

these milk mustache straws are adorable!

yes. this is a letter created with all mini-cookies! fantastic!

second of all, i think i love/hate pinterest. it contains the most amazing and creative ideas, but is it possible anymore to just have a simple backyard birthday party? you know the ones i am talking about, right? with a costco sheet cake to top off the play date disguised as a "birthday party"? maybe some streamers or a couple of balloons on the mailbox so guests know where to go? are we demanding too much of ourselves as parents now? maybe we need a birthday without a glue stick?

......or maybe not. i mean, this party was amazing. maybe you all can just keep putting on these amazing parties, share the pictures with us and we can live vicariously through you. me? well, i learned my lesson last year with the train party. i am not cut out for an over the top party right now. i've learned my lesson. see you at costco----i'll be the one with the sheet cake. bring on simplicity!! 

*if you have a link on your blog that any of these ideas originally came from, please share with us. i would be happy to post a link back to your site. 


  1. Did you know that you can order a plain frosted Costco sheet cake & add your own decorations? They bake & do the base frosting & you get all the glory! We did this for our son's karate cake, a little fondant & a few personalized decorations & we had a fabulous cake. Super easy & really inexpensive too!

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