This past week our little man Dax turned 1! Not quite sure how that happened so quickly! To celebrate we threw him a monster themed first birthday party. I had so much fun planning this one out and getting everything ready. This is the most crafty I have gotten for a birthday so far and I love how it turned out. I apologize for the picture heavy post 🙂
My favourite thing that I made for the birthday boy is this custom birthday onsie. I used a store bought onsie and used freezer paper and acrylic paint mixed with a fabric medium to make it. I used this tutorial.
Long before I knew what the theme of Daxton’s birthday was going to be I knew I wanted to make a flag pennant banner using chalk board fabric. There are a million tutorials out there for pennant banners and the addition I made was I cut out circles of chalk board fabric which I sewed on one side. For the flags I used fat quarters from Joanns using our colours of red, orange, bright blue, and lime green. I loved how it turned out and that it can be reused in the future.
To go with the colour theme I also made some tissue paper puffs and tissue paper fans. To go with the monster theme I added paper eyes to the fans to make them look like monsters. I used this tutorial for the fans.
I also turned some balloons into monsters by adding some faces to them.
I also made Daxton some monster cupcakes. To make my super simple monster cupcakes I used the grass piping tip to pipe hair onto the cupcakes and then made cakepop eyes to stick out the top. Out of pure laziness and not wanting to make more cake pops, some of the cupcakes just got eyes and a mouth using black gel icing.
Simple party but I love how it all came together!
And now some photos of the birthday boy enjoying his party!