Hi Loves! Last month, my sweet baby C.J turned ONE! Yes!!! Given our busy schedules and all the stuff we were dealing with, his dad and I decided to wait until late February to throw him a decent first birthday party, which actually happened to be a combined party for him and his dad, since dad is a member of the #FebruaryGang lol.
Well, on Sunday mama took matters in her own hands and played “Event planner”. Actually, she started way before Sunday!
Since we were celebrating the men in my life, I picked a theme centered on “Gentlemen”, because that’s just what they are: my gentlemen!
What comes in mind when you think about gentlemen? Well I see: helper, kind, polite, elegant, clean, bow tie, polished, mustache, etc
With that in mind, I went ahead and researched budget friendly decorations and accessories with a Black/Gold color scheme to give the whole party decor a touch of sophistication.
Here’s what I used:
- Gold/White/Black Balloons
- Black and White Paper Drinking Straws
- Golden Drinking Cups
- Gold Lace Rim Plates
- Metallic Silver Foil Fringe Curtains
- Black and Gold Confettis
As for the highlight of any kids party, I am talking about the cake, I had the pleasure to work along side Mrs Darcy Lynn from Cakes by Darcy, a super cute bakery nestled in the heart of Roswell. The ordering process was super smooth, and I was so happy to FINALLY find someone who understood my vision instantly without asking me thousands of questions lol! Also, they helped me greatly price-wise, which was a plus, given that the budget was not unlimited!
And Oh?! Did I mention that she loved my design so much that she actually made it a template?? I was so honored!
As you can see, the cake is kinda tying the whole theme together, marrying the black/gold color scheme with the gentlemen theme. And here is a sneak peek at the party!
Be mindful that It might get you hungry!
A word of advice, make sure you plan some good entertainment for the kids to stay busy and active. For us, CJ’s ball pit did the trick…until they all crashed into his room ahaha!
I hope you loved it, thank you for reading!
Please leave me your feedback below and few design ideas.
Also I’m curious to know? what was the theme on your child’s first birthday? did you include any games and other entertainment?