October 14, 2011

Jungle Safari Party (The Recap)

**Disclaimer** I am way behind on posts... I am working on that... Promise**

Waay back on October 8th we had had Brody's First Birthday Party.  A Jungle Safari.    
I tried to DIY alot of stuff, but didn't end up doing quite as much as I really wanted to.  I found much of my inspiration via Pinterest
Brody's Party shirt was made by my friend Leah.  You can check out her website here.  
The party favor bags.  Inside were animal cookies, bubbles, a 'beach ball' zoo animal, a stuffed monkey and animal print sunglasses.  They were really cute!
Another friend, Maureen did a FANTASTIC job on his cake(s).
and the smash cake
His flag banner.  Inspired by this post by Amy @ A Good Life Blog.  Except... I cheated.  I got fed up with the sewing machine and ended up using iron on hem tape.  Worked like a charm.  These are eventually going to end up downstairs in Brody's playroom.  (More to come on the playroom progress).    
And my favorite part of the decorations was the monthly picture banner.  I am so happy that we ended up ordering these shirt stickers and are able to look back at the changes in Brody from month to month.
 This last year went by so fast, it was so neat to see him at each different stage.  I currently have this banner hanging down in the future playroom area.  It looks so cute in its new home.  
And now for some party photos:

(I was really bad at getting pics of people during the party.  I need to pay more attention to that, or designate someone to use my camera during the day).

Brody finally got up from his nap to join the party!
He was really intrigued by all the people and the balloons!

Mmmm Cake!
Yay for presents!

Grandma got him a tricycle.  He loved it.  He isn't quite tall enough to reach the pedals (or the floor) but has really been enjoying being pushed around on it!

Brody, I think the point of this is to SIT on it, not stand up...

Thank you everyone for all your help and for coming out to celebrate Brody's first year.  It was a wild and crazy ride, but we loved every minute of it!

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