Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jake's 1st Birthday Party - Mickey Mouse theme.

Yesterday was Jake's first birthday party! His actual birthday is September 1st. It's so hard to believe that Jake is already 1. Time just flew by. My little man continues to bring so much joy into my life. Watching him grow into a little boy is just amazing. God has certainly gave me the best gift ever. :)

Jake's party was a lot of fun! We had about 50 people here to celebrate. Lots of little ones crawling and walking everywhere! We had lots of friends, and lots of friends with little ones here. It was so neat seeing these little ones crawl, walk, and play together. One of my closets friends, Kristy was here before and after the party helping me blow up balloons, and just help with anything I needed! Thanks girl for all of your help! My mom and grandma flew into town! They wanted to be here for Jake's birthday party! It was so nice having them here. It was a major help. Jake LOVES his grandmas! They are flying home today and I'm pretty certain that means lots of tears for me later. I hate seeing them leave.

I have been working on Jake's party for over 6 months. I'm seriously not kidding. I picked the date over 6 months ago... maybe even a few months after Jake was born. I wanted to pick the perfect theme. I was at first going to do a color scheme... but, then I noticed something. Jake is in LOVE with Mickey Mouse. At the end of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse they have the "hot dog dance"... Jake goes bonkers when that goes on. He starts dancing, clapping, smiling, and sometimes laughs. When he is getting fussy I even sing the song and he smiles. That was when I realized that Mickey Mouse should be his theme. Since he is only one, I wanted him to just have a blast, and be around those and things that make him happy.

I decided to make all of Jake's decorations. I just think so much of it is cheesy, and I can't do cheesy!

Thank you for all that came, and celebrated with us. Grant and I are so thankful for all the love and support we have around us. Yesterday was really such a fun day and night. I can't wait to celebrate more birthdays in the future!

Jake's invitation (information has been changed). Heather L Myers is a good friend of mine and a very talented graphic designer. She makes all of our invitations!

Dessert table. Cupcakes, chocolate dipped Oreos, m & m's, lollipops, red hots, and lemon heads! (Click on pictures to make them bigger)
I highly recommend Custom Cakes by Angie. Angie is so talented. I told her our theme, she sent me ideas and we went with the following. She even make his smash cake!
 My mom and I made these:
I made a banner for every month of Jake's life. I also filled the mantle with photos of Jake.
 I decided to make a photo booth. So that people could take pictures in front of the cloth. I made all the banners. 
 My mom and grandma before the party started.
 I contacted Terra (Tickled Sew Pink) about making a shirt for Jake. I again didn't want anything too cheesy, so we thought of something that was Mickey... but, ADORABLE! Ladies, and gentlemen... that shirt is a 3T!
 Thanks Josh and Lexi for my Mickey Mouse hat from DISNEYLAND!
 A few of the kiddos watching Mickey.
 More kiddos and friends.
 I was singing with the kids! ha!
 Grandma bringing Jake his cake.
 Proud mommy and daddy. :)
 Shirt came off. He was so red!
Hope you all had fun! Jake sure did!


  1. Jake's party turned out so cute! Addison saw the last picture and said, "That boy is a messy mess!"...and that's the difference between a girls and boys first birthday party. Lol! Hopefully the red came right off. That picture is definitely a keeper! Classic!

  2. one year already? Happy 1st birthday to Jake! I love his party.:)

  3. love it all! you did a wonderful job, Brooke!

  4. Everything looked so cute! Those oreos were delish!

    P.S. Thanks for the shout-out! :)


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