I had been drawn to bow ties from the beginning, and E totally rocked them. So I was so excited to get some inspiration from Pinterest for a “bow tie bash”. Here are some of the details. ( I apologize for the strange formatting. I am still trying to figure out the best way to organize pictures on here.)
|The dessert table. I hung a sheet behind. Probably should have
hung another so you couldn’t see the windows.
The birthday banner was from party city. The bow tie
banner I made from an Etsy download. The flag bunting
and circle banner are also from Etsy. I plan to use both
to decorate his room.
|This was one of my favorite details. I used frappuccino bottles
and taped on paper bow ties. The straws are from Target.
|I am so happy with how the cake turned out. Here is
the tutorial on how to bake the cake. I love that it was enough batter for two small cakes. I used
bamboo skewers for the banner and cut out
flags to glue on.
|I really love the look of the chalkboard signs but have
horrible “chalk writing”. I saw this tutorial on Pinterest
to use a black foam board and metallic pens. So much
cheaper and easier!
I found this great clothespin garland at Target which was perfect for displaying his monthly pictures. I took a picture in the same frame for each month.
|This candle I found in the clearance bin
at Williams and Sonoma!
|I decorated with bow ties my friend Rachel made for Eli.
You can find her Etsy shop here.
|Bow ties to color for the kiddos.|
|Personal veggie dips for everyone.|
|Quick picture of my dad reading to Eli. LOVE this.|
|The birthday boy! Onesie and snap on tie
|This was the most he had walked. Little boy loved
all the attention!
|“Ok now catch me!”|
|A great illustration of expectation vs reality. I really wanted a picture of him
holding a balloon sitting or standing next to his sign. Wasn’t going to happen.
|They weren’t perfect but I was impressed
how they turned out. Great tutorial here.
|This punch was so good! Two liters of lemon/lime soda
half a carton of pomegranate juice, little bit of sugar,
oranges and mint.
|“Are these for me?”|
|Even his buddies “suited up”|
|Love these girls, they were having a “sleepover”|
|Not afraid to jump in|
|“dad help me out here”|
|Everyone cheered when he tasted it
and startled him
All pictures by: This is The Day Photography