We’ve featured several of Lauren from Crave Indulge Satisfy‘s parties before and we can’t believe how time flies. It seems like yesterday we were revealing Sam’s teal and orange boy nursery room and now it’s time to share the details of her son Sam’s turning one with a little man bow tie and mustache birthday party.
Lauren wanted the focal point of the birthday dessert table to be all about Sam, so she used the same DIY chalkboard from his invitation photo shoot and customized it with his name and a #1 tie. (“Sam’s daddy is the chalkboard artist in our house!”) The backdrop for the table was created using wood planks and embellished with three hanging garlands of ties/bow ties, polka dots and mustaches. Paper medallions and balloons were used to create some bold pops of color to finish off the look.
Mustache brownies, tie/bow tie cookies and cupcakes with mustache and fabric bow tie toppers were served for all the guests to enjoy. Flanking all the sweets were a larger chocolate polka dot cake and Sam’s smash cake. The cutest polka dot and stripe forks we’ve ever seen from SucreShop were offered to guests for easy eating.
Adjacent from the dessert table was the favor/photo station. Pictures were displayed from an old vintage window found at a local antique shop of Sam from birth to one. Candy was displayed in apothecary jars for guests to “fill their stache” in favor bags as they left.
Sam’s party invitation and his first finger painting masterpiece were displayed as guests entered the party. “I stole this idea from my friend Jamie. She had her son Jonah do this for his first birthday and it was absolutely adorable! I must say Sam has some great artistic ability!”
Carrying on the tie/bow tie, polka dot and mustache theme from the dessert table, three more garlands were hung from this old eight pane window that hangs above our couch.
Lemonade was served in mason jars with mustache stripe straws!
Our dining room table was decorated with a lime green burlap runner and yellow ribbon and sprinkled with mustache and circle confetti. Simple spring flowers were placed in antique blue mason jars.
Since we had his big celebration at the end of his birthday week, Lauren decided to make the #1 out of photos taken only from his birthday week.
Sam’s party was over Easter weekend so we decided to have an egg hunt for a fun activity with all the kids. Adorable mustache eggs were found online and perfect for the kiddies. All the outdoor tables were decorated with mustache and circle confetti and flower pots wrapped with bow ties and filled with Easter eggs.
“We also created a photo booth area with props for the guests to have fun and be a little silly carrying out the mustache and bow tie theme!”
Let’s just say this little guy loves him some cake and icing! “Sam had a blast digging right in and flinging icing all over his forehead and hair! I even ended up with a streak of yellow icing in my hair somehow.”
“I just love the pictures my sister was able to capture, his facial expressions are priceless! Check out that yellow icing in his hair! Absolutely love this facial expression, he has definitely been smiling and laughing! I love this little guy so much! Look at that little face!”
As Long as Sam Has His Suit and Tie
tie onesie - Chic Couture Boutique
polka dot & stripe wooden spoons - Sucre Shop
Mustache Easter Eggs – Oriental Trading
ties & bow ties/cake pedestals/colored Easter eggs – Target
invitation – Shutterfly
age blocks – Montana Vintage Greens
vintage wood photo frame - Coastal Charm
lollipops/polka dot favor bags/balloons – Party City
stripe straws/chevron bags – Michael’s
garlands/cupcake toppers/#1 photo collage – DIY
chalkboard frame/ombre dresser/8 pane antique window – DIY
compliments of Sam’s daddy!
cakes/cupcakes/brownies/cookies – Crave Indulge Satisfy
photography – Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. & Auntie Em