Monday, June 18, 2012

Cheerios First Birthday Party

I can't believe my little monkey is one already!  We had a birthday for him last weekend, and it turned out really cute.  The theme was Cheerios.  I got the idea from here, but I added some details. Here's the party!


Let's start with the super-cute sign that my husband made.  It all started when I decided to use pipe cleaners to spell out CHRISTIAN in capital letters.  I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but I knew I wanted it somewhere.  Right when I got to CHRIST, Josh said, "You should make it in cursive", to which I replied, "How about you make it in cursive."  So he did.  Then my mother-in-law suggested the bead board backing, and voila! 


Josh glued the panels of pre-finished bead board together (Home Depot), and used a piece of cardboard to reinforce it since we didn't have time to frame it properly.  He's such a handsome crafter!


Here it is mid-glue:


Ok, onto the food.  We had the chocolate cupcake with white icing and Cheerios, and the Cheerios box cake made by a local baker.  But I was sure to tell everyone at the party that I made it myself.  No one believed me.


All of the food had Cheerios in it, one it, or it resembled a Cheerio!  It was so much fun, and I got some of the recipes from the Cheerios website.  Here's some Cheerios parfaits that my mom made:


Mini-bagel sammies (I used tuna salad, egg salad, and cheese spread for the adults)...


and PB&J for the kiddos.


I put glazed donuts in a large white bowl with a huge spoon and powdered sugar (to look like milk) to create a giant-sized bowl of Cheerios...


and the table was decorated with little pipe-cleaner Cheerios hearts.


 The drinks were served in a large galvanize bucket (what else?).  I splurged on glass bottle cokes to add a little nostalgia.


The room was decorated with white and yellow-with-white-polka-dot balloons, Cheerios garland, and red, white, and yellow paper decorations. 



The flag banner is made with all those Cheerios boxes that I used.


The big 1 was made using a multi-colored number 1 pinata from the party store.  I ripped off as much tissue paper as I could, spray painted it white, covered it with white paper, and glued on all those Cheerios.  It took several hours over several sittings to get it done, but it was worth it!


Since the party was indoors, I created a craft table for the kids.  The kids glued colored Cheerios to mini canvases and made pipe-cleaner jewelry.


  I dyed cheerios with spray-on food coloring (to avoid soggy Cheerios).


The craft table was a big hit, surprisingly.  The kids sat for quite some time and had fun making jewelry for the adults. 


The centerpiece for the table turned out cute as well.  I spray painted cardboard letters from Joann's to spell out ONE.  We tried to glue them together, and we were using the ribbon scraps to hold them in place to dry.  It looked kinda cute so Suzanne (my mother-in-law) made cute little bow-ties out of them and we left them on.


I used white chocolate melts and Cheerios to create these mini spoon favors.


Here's Christian tearing one up!


I picked up some Cheerios holders from the grocery store and used them as balloon weights.  Then we gave them away as favors for the kids, and they got to take a few balloons with them as well!


I think little monkey had a great time!


After all that hard work, Mommy finally got a break!




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48 comments:

  1. What a fun and cute idea! So original! You did a wonderful job on all the details!

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  2. What a great idea for a party. The details are just amazing. I love the wreath. :) Megan

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  3. How adorable! Love the sign and the snacks--everything :)

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  4. i've never heard of a cheerios birthday, but the name and letter wreath is ridiculously adorable! happy first to your little one!

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  5. I love this theme!!! Your party turned out adorable- and the wreath is perfection. I shared it on my facebook page!

    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437?ref=tn_tnmn

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  6. This is such a fabulous birthday party theme!!! I just pinned this!!!!
    Stopping by from the Claiming our Space Tout It Tuesday Party :-)

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  7. Jamie, I never knew you were so creative. I just love what you did with the Cheerios and just sorry that we couldn't make it to the party. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the next party! Happy belated birthday to little Christian. Looks like he had a great celebration for turning one.

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  8. To stinkin' cute! Makes me wish my sons weren't all grown up! I was lucky to remember to order a cake from the store and look at all you did for your precious sons first birthday! No detail missed. Thanks so much for linking this up this week at the party! I can't wait to see what you have to share next!

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  9. What an adorable idea! My son loves cheerios! I've researched so many 1st bdays but I've never seen this theme!

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  10. Oh how cute this is! What a great party idea. Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

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  11. What a great party! And the colored cheerios to occupy the kiddos - inspired! Thanks so much for sharing at Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

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  12. Too cute for words! Love all of the details! I just featured your party on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/seevanessacraft

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  13. What a fabulous theme. I've never seen anyone do this, and your ideas are so creative. From the bagels and donuts to the cheerios signs and spoons. Great work. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  14. Wow - you did an excellent job!! You had a LOT of cheerio details. I'm impressed!! Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime. I'm pinning this.

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  15. Love that idea - so cute, and smart!

    From Cheerios & Lattes

    Marissa @ forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

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  16. what a fun party! happy birthday to your ray of sunshine! I am totally pinning this. thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  17. I love all these fantastic cheerios ideas for the party. So cute! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  18. This is sooo stinking cute! I love the idea of cheerios for a party theme.. and all the sweet O's touches are brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  19. What a really cute party. I love all your little touches to it!

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  21. That is amazing! I've never seen a Cheerio themed party before - but why not?! GREAT IDEAS!!!!

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  22. I love this theme! How cute and unique! And your decorations and food are all perfect. FBing this!

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