Gram's Tricycle Themed 1st Birthday

I do apologize for the delay...with the party and all the pictures to sort through (among other happenings that I'll get to later), it took me longer than I imagined to get this post out to you.

But, you'll be happy to know, Gram's party was a huge success! I couldn't have been more pleased with how it turned out! 
Bare with me, and I'll try to describe what was what... and what was where...

Honestly it's hard not to be all about pictures for a 1st birthday party. A few weeks ago I set Gram up next to the tricycle and snapped as many pictures as I could.  Out of the gazillion photos I took, I came out with about 10-15 super good shots.
This one I printed out and backed on foam board. It hung below a bunch of fabric strips on the front door.

That miniature tricycle you see is actually a Christmas ornament I found on eBay. Turns out it was a perfect cake topper. :)

I made the little cake banner with the same fabric scraps I used for the mantel...simply cut and glue.

I literally made that large-scale "gift tag" on a whim after doing the string lights in the kitchen. I cut out the shape on poster board, glued some scrap paper around the cut-out hole and decorated it with a gold paint pen.

The runner you see on the table is wrapping paper I found at Target...

which was the perfect backdrop for doodling Gram's age next to each picture.

You saw the chalkboard already...

but since then, it turned into a little message station where guests could write a sweet note to Gram... maybe my most favorite spot of the party.

If you were still wondering about the mantel, I wrapped the old $1 wheels in string lights and put up a few more tricycle pics of Gram to finish it off.

And lastly, the string lights in the kitchen...

I was thrilled to partner up with Tiny Prints for this party! Because, wouldn't you know it, they had the most perfect thank you cards to fit Gram's tricycle theme.

Click here to see more thank you cards from Tiny Prints.

It's still hard to imagine my sweet boy is already a year.  No doubt, the older you get, the faster this precious time flies by. I try so hard to suck it in and soak up the seconds, but somehow I can't ever get enough.

Nope. Never enough.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much! It was so fun to make happen!!

  2. You are an absolutely awesome mommy!!!! Ross and Gram are so blessed!

    1. :) Why, Sharon Anderson! Look at you on Blogger! :) (and, thank you!)

  3. So cute and so many good ideas packed into that party! I love your blog!

  4. One of my favorite posts yet! Creative and fun!

  5. Super cool birthday theme! And what a cutie

  6. The lumps in your throat never-ending, the days fly by to fast, capture every memory and keep them close at heart, before you can blink, your baby will be 24 like mine! Motherhood is the greatest....

  7. That tricycle cake topper is so darling, and I'm dying over the mantel decorations - the garland and the bicycle wheels. Love it.


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