Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gunnar is 1!

Our sweet baby boy is 1!

For his actual birthday, we made cupcakes and let him have one all to himself, just like we did with Kylee. He was more interested in playing with it than eating it!

He eventually did eat a bit though.
For his birthday, we did a Dr. Seuss theme. So fun!

Per my mom's suggestion, the invites were little books.

This was the cover...
and all the pages...


{if you're interested in using my invite idea, just let me know and I can link a downloadable file of all the pages for you to download and print. All I ask is a pin on Pinterest as a thank you.} :)

For the party, we did a Cat in the Hat cake. We had originally planned to just do the hat, but this was our first time using dowels to help hold up the cake, which resulted in improvising. After we had placed the fondant on the started to settle a bit, resulting in this:

So we improvised at 12am and I did my best to make a Dr. Seuss-esque fish.

The themed food was so fun!

 We had Oh, the Places You'll Go! cookies...
 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish...
 Hop on Popcorn...
 Truffula trees...
 {I bought yellow straws, and put black electrical tape on them. Then I put marshmallows on one end. I dipped the marshmallow in melted candy melts and then colored sugar.}

Pink Yink Ink Drink (Even though I messed up the recipe and so it was actually red...)
And what would a Dr. Seuss party be without green eggs and ham?!
 I made his little personal cake into a "Thing 3" cake.

 A friend at church who teaches at their school had a bunch of Dr. Seuss cutouts that she uses in her classroom and she let me borrow them. Awesome! Thanks, Ashley!

 I made a banner of all of Gunnar's monthly pics and hung it on the wall in our foyer.
 And here's the birthday boy!

Gunnar did even better with his cake the second time around...

And he had no problem digging in!
For games, I used an oatmeal container, a paper plate, and construction paper to make a Cat in the Hat hat, and the kids tried tossing marshmallow in it.
They also played Pin the Hat on Cat with some of the hat cutouts I had, but I didn't get a picture of it.

The third game was called "Would You Eat it in a House?" The idea was to puree food and dye it green and have the kids (and adults!) taste it and guess what it was. I have leftover baby food in the pantry so we just used  that.

We let the kids and adults play, and it was fun watching everyone's faces! A few of the foods we picked were green beans, peaches, and even ground chicken...yum!

The party went great! Thank you, everyone, for helping make his day special!!


  1. Everything looked amazing! I'm so bummed that I missed it!

  2. I'm just now seeing this... but everything looked so cute! Happy birthday, Gunner!