Sunday, January 24, 2010

Party like a rockstar!

Thank you to everyone who was able to celebrate our little monkey's birthday with us. Eli is so blessed to have so many people in his life that love and care about him...Thank you!

Here are a few pictures from our one-year-old's big day!
These are the party favors that I made. They are bags of Monkey Munch (or Puppy Chow) with pictures of Eli attached.

Here are the cupcakes I made...the big one in the middle was for Eli. They were super easy and I loved the way they turned out. The mouths of the cupcakes are Vanilla Wafers and the ears are Sandies minis. On Eli's cake the mouth is made of a sugar cookie and the ears are Vanilla Wafers. I used gel icing for the eyes, nose and mouth.

The picture on the left was for everyone to sign. We played a game with the bottle of Cheerios to see who could guess the number of Cheerios...the winner got the picture of Eli on the right.

We used bananas to tie the balloons to the mantel and on the tables. I made the banner out of card stock and scrapbook paper. Then we framed pictures of Eli and put them on the mantel.

Here is his highchair and birthday hat!

I was in charge of the cake, other desserts and the decorating, but Chris was in charge of the important stuff...the food! Here are Grandy and Steve giving Chris some grilling advice.
Aunt Alison took pictures of Eli opening presents! Thanks!

Eli was more into his gifts than he was at Christmas. It made it a lot of fun!

Aunt Stef won the Cheerio guessing game!

Grandpaw opened up Eli's savings account and made his first deposit for his college fund!

We were so excited that Nanny and Papaw were able to come down. Eli LOVES Papaw's walker!

Here are Mamaw, Nanny, Stef, Lynda and Papaw. The banner in the window is a picture of Eli every month for 12 months.

We served pulled pork sandwiches, chips, potato salad and veggie skewers.

oh, and Polish can't have a Britten get-together without it!

One more shot of the cupcakes...we also had banana pudding.

Cake time!
This was a pretty big thing for our little guy who really hasn't had any butter, flour or sugar except for his puffs and recently Cheerios. He still eats homemade baby food and is gradually eating more of what Chris and I have for dinner...but it is very limited and very healthy.

Of course, he loved the cake and all of the attention!

We were so messy we decided to take a quick bath!

Here is Chris's family that came to celebrate with us! I completely forgot to get a picture of my family until my grandparents and aunt had already left!

It really was a perfect party to celebrate Eli! We are so thankful for our little boy and what a blessing he has been in our lives! Thank you again to those that shared it with us!


Monica said...

Looks like everyone had a blast. Such cute decorations!!! Eli looked like he loved his Monkey Cake.

Amanda said...

You did an amazing job decorating! Everything was so stinkin' cute! :)