We had such a great time celebrating Joey’s first birthday yesterday! I still can’t believe I have a one year old! I wanted his party to be sweet and fun. I loved the idea of a dessert only party. Simple, easy and full of sugar. I decided to base the theme around Cookies + Milk. There are SO many cute ideas on how to make this theme unique. From milk jugs to cookie buffets, it is adorable.
I love to make desserts so this theme was right up my alley. I must have baked (and ate) a billion chocolate chip cookies! I dipped everything under the sun in chocolate.
Strawberries + Pretzels + Marshmallows + Oreos.
Seriously, everything is better when it’s covered in chocolate. I threw in some cannolis and cream puffs to round out the table. Absolute sugar perfection.
In the past I have designed all the invitations/cupcake toppers/water bottle labels/etc myself. I wanted to take an easier approach with this party because we have just been so busy travelling and with school and work that I didn’t want to go crazy trying to pull this all together. I found an incredibly sweet Etsy shop that had this printable party pack ready to go for me. Um, why did I not know about this before? I love a good DIY as you know, but time has been limited these days, so this option worked perfectly! The party pack had everything I needed to create the perfect party!
I was able to spend some time creating the dessert stands that you see pictured.
It is a super easy DIY to do for parties. Simply wrap canned food items in white cardstock. I use cardboard cake plates for the top. Glue down a piece of scrapbook paper in the color of your theme. I chose this plaid to add some extra colors to the light blue/brown of the theme. Glue a thick ribbon to the edge and there you have it. Super simple party stands made to match any table and seriously cost next to nothing to make. The 3 stands took about 15 minutes of time with my glue gun. Love an easy project.
We had such a great afternoon celebrating with some of our friends.
I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect party for my sweet one year old.
Happy Birthday Joey.