Sunday, November 18, 2012

Party Time: Sock Monkeys!

I started thinking about Jack's 1st birthday party back in February when I (finally) mailed out his birth announcements:

I loved the Sock Monkey shots that our photographer took & I loved the red chevron on our announcements-- I knew that I wanted to use a similar theme for Jack's birthday. Sock Monkeys, chevron and pennant style banners are some of my favorite things these days:

I started collecting things, re-purposing things from Liam's party & other parties I've thrown & deciding on food & decorations a few months ago, but I didn't really have a chance to focus on the party until after Liam's birthday. I was really happy with how everything came together!

Here are some pics from the party:

Sweet baby Jack, you were absolutely the best surprise of my life.

Every day you bring me such joy-- you have the most easy-going personality, the cutest smile and the silliest giggle. I love touching your strawberry blonde curls & nuzzling your perfect little nose. You are the apple of your big brother's eye, a built-in best friend.

I love you more than you could ever imagine. Happy first year!


Party Info:
  • Invites, Food Labels, Banner: Me 
  • Burlap Wreaths with Bunting: Me
  • Crocheted Mini Sock Monkeys: Sleepy Hollow Crochet (Etsy) 
  • Paper Mache O-N-E letters (spray-painted), Tissue for Pom-Poms, Chevron Fabric & Candy Jars: Hobby Lobby 
  •  Mini Radio Flyer Wagons, Vintage Coke Crate, Banana Runts, Banana Split Taffy, Push Pop Containers, Stand & Clear Candy Scoops: Ebay 
  • 16x20 enlargements of my photos: Staples  
  • Toy Wagon, Red Suitcases: Amazon 
  • Cake Stand & Cake Topper: Me 
  • Boys' Shirts & Jack's Party Hat: Me  
  • Smash Cake: Publix 
  • Sock Monkey Plates, napkins and cups: Birthday Express  



  1. Stef, this is amazing. I love all the monkeys!

  2. AWESOME! You did such a great job! I love everything. From the wreaths to the food table..everything. And Jack totally got into that cake, huh? So fun.

  3. Love this! You are super-talented! Found your blog through the bump and love it! If you have a second to check out mine, feel free!

  4. I love those two handsome boys of yours. I can tell what amazing brothers they are. And the party looked PHENOMENAL, but no surprise there :)


    You are amazing. Come do Owen's 3rd in July??? xo