Bear's Birthday Bash (part 1)

Bear's first birthday party was Storybook themed and took place in the "woods" by our house. Inspired by the Little Golden Book "Good Night, Little Bear" and Bear's love for books, we wanted the party to have a classic, vintage vibe. We had such a great time celebrating our Little Man and are so thankful to all who helped celebrate!
 
 
Prepare for picture overload.
 
 
The (blurred) invitation, designed by Zach and me.
 
 Zach made and painted a "Bear's Bash" sign to help people know where to park.
 
 Each child took home a vintage Little Golden Book as a favor.

Birthday Boy and his cousin, Kamdon
 
Fabric bunting banner was made simply by cutting strips of navy and green fabric and tying them to jute twine. Book paper garland on the front of the tables was made from "Good Night, Little Bear".

Because every Bear needs a bear piΓ±ata, right?
 
I made Bear's cake topper from a wooden #1 (from Michael's) and modge podged pages from "Good Night, Little Bear". Zach made the center cake stand and I made the cupcake stands by spray painting Dollar Tree trays and gluing them onto logs. Bear's smash cake and cupcakes came from HEB Market Street and I couldn't have been happier with them. I wanted a blue ombre smash cake and they produced my vision! Cupcake toppers were made on our home computer.

"Ain't nobody got time for this, Mom".

I am a ridiculously detail-oriented person and am so upset that I forgot to put Bear's burlap "ONE" banner on his high chair :(. So, for my own viewing pleasure, I'm posting a picture of it since it didn't make it to the party.
 
No shoes, no shirt, no problem!
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 So much love went into every detail of this party, but even more love came from all who attended and celebrated Bear's big day. Thank you to my Momma (the photographer), my mother-in-law, Lisa, and all of her hard work, Zach and his power tools, friends from afar that sent amazing, heartfelt gifts, friends from afar that drove (and flew!!!) in just to celebrate our son, and many, many more. Bear certainly felt the love and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.
 
 More pictures coming soon!