March 16, 2010

Just Add Milk

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I thought I might be over my Cheerios kick after preparing for this fun 1st birthday party below, but I'm not. I even shocked myself when I asked my husband after he went to the store, "Did you get more Cheerios?" If anyone knows anyone at General Mills, tell them you found their new spokesperson.
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They are tasty AND make for a cute party........
Favors were individual boxes of Cheerios in cute yellow bowls from Target. I wrapped them up in cellophane and created little "just add milk" tags and set by each place setting at the craft table.
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Crafts/games were bowls of Cheerios to make necklaces and bracelets, Pin The O on the box game, baggies full of Cheerios to see how many they could stuff in their mouth in a timed race and a relay race to see which team could fill their box of Cheerios to the top first, one spoonful at a time. (Similar to the old egg in the spoon relay race.)

Tables were kept simple with white linens, red plates (The Dollar Tree), cereal boxes and milk containers, cylinder vases lined in white paper for "milk" and filled with Cheerios and large cork O's I cut out of a roll of cork shelf liner.
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Clearly these two detail shots with the gorgeous lighting and the great cake shot were by Julie. Love them.


Here you can see the clear shower curtain in the background. I ended up creating a message "wall" for guests to write a note for the birthday boy to be kept in a keepsake album I gave his mom after the party.
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A contender for my favorite thing was the napkin treatment of yellow ribbon with a spoonful of tiny pictures of the birthday boy punch out with a circle punch and affixed to the spoons with foam mounting squares.


But my favorite thing.....the cake table area. I lined the simple white linen with the same red packing tape I used on the mailed invitations. I hung this yellow curtain on removable 3M wall mounting hooks and blew up photos of the birthday boy's 1st year to hang from ribbon. You'd never know there was a milk cooler and elementary school posters behind there!
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And because Julie took more great pics of the cake from The Cakery and my vintage pendant necklace is so cool (te he), more cake detail pics.

Finally, it wouldn't be standard ops if I didn't forget to take a few detail shots! This time it was pictures of the drink cup labels, Pin the O on the box of Cheerios game or the Pizza signage that matched the invitations. I hope you have really good imaginations!

17 comments:

Kustom Kreations by Elisha Akram said...

This is such a cute party the details are wonderful! I love the photo banner!

Enchanted Expectations said...

So cute! This is the best way I have every seen cheerios used. You have a fantastic imagination to pull this one off.

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

My fave part is the cake table too! The backdrop is gorgeous!! Can't wait for more cake pics;o)

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

I'm all for edible party favors! You took it to the next level... edible deocor.. Love it! Too cute.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Love the favors, so cute!

Susan Crabtree said...

love all the cheerio details-so adorable!

Kari Mawn said...

Wow - great job! Super creative.

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

I know that has got to be you with the big Flava Flave necklace on, holding the cake slice!

I have a similar backdrop in mind using hanging ribbon and those clip-on daisies of various sizes!

Too Cute! ;)

Myra said...

You did it again! I love all the yellows! Very very cute! :)

Brittany @ GreyGreyDesigns said...

Love the backdrop and the mini-cereal bozes for utensil holders is so clever!

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

IN LOVE with this party! You did such a great job and the attention to detail is amazing!

Simply Creative Insanity said...

I love this! My girls still love cheerios and me too! What an appropriate and fun theme! Great job on ummmm EVERYTHING!

jamie@giggledustparties said...

Adorable! You did an amazing job. I LOVE the spoonful of photos in...too cute!

Shelley @ Divine Party Concepts said...

Love, love, love it!!! Great job as always!

Couture Parties said...

So cute! Perfect for 1st birthday...what little kid doesn't LOVe o's! perfect!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Dude, I stalk you and have been waiting to see this ever since you did those awesomely cute invites, and still missed it until Chris posted it...I again bow in your presence and the sunshine that is your planning prowess :)

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

so cute! i love this. I want a cheerios birthday!

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com