Party Recap

We celebrated Madelines 1st. Bday, at my mom's house, in her backyard. It was really a last minute decision! We couldn't reach any parks #'s and I was getting overwhelmed with everything so we just went ahead with plan b.

Since my boyfriends mom, (mother in law) is Filipino, we did half Mexican-american-filipino food. We had adobo, with white rice and chicken salad, with pasta salad n some rice crispy treats for the kiddos.

Madelines cake was red velvet, white and strawberry. It was delicious! Perfect!

I spend about 45$ on the basic materials for the decor, at party city. I managed to buy the polka dot wrapping paper at hobby lobby for about $6. I also spend about 30$ on center pieces materials, I made my own Minnie mouse center pieces. All items from hobby lobby.

I used a box, cut it up into Minnie mouse head shapes for the other set of center pieces, I'm an artist so I already had the paint n the paint brush stuff.

I also made de big Minnie mouse shape to put on the wall for pictures.

And all the decor I did, the night before the actual day of the party. It took me 2 hours to get everything organized n ready. So the next day it was pretty easy to set up.

I enjoyed this party very much, I think I did a pretty decent job. Most important thing I would recommend to parents who are throwing a 1st bday party, is take plenty of pictures!!!!!

I hope you guys like this party, and feel free to ask questions n take some ideas for future parties! :)


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cake & rice crispies

  • Party Favors

    rice crispies

  • Activities / Games


  • Budget

    Under $200

  • What People Ate

    Filipino food & Other snacks.

  • What People Drank

    Soda, water & juice

  • Best Moment

    When Madeline opened her own gifts!

  • Funniest Moment

    When madeline was eating her cake

  • Most Touching Moment

    Taking family pictures

  • Best Dressed




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    Kim J wrote:

    How did you put the ears on?

  • Alejandra R

    Alejandra R wrote:

    Kim J, I used tooth picks, but later at the party I realized I should hav. Just used hot glue.