Party Recap

This was a great low budget party for my baby's 1st birthday. I used old party hats, recycled boxes and packing materials. Everything was homemade.


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Caramel Apples, Rice Krispy Treats, Marshmallow Pops, Brownies, Vanilla Cupcakes, Oreo Pops

  • Party Favors

    Candy from the Piñata

  • Activities / Games

    pool/ kiddy pool/ piñata/ video of baby's 1st year

  • Budget

    Very low budget. Used old party hats and turned them inside out, painted them and then embellished them. Only bought plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, and the paper lanterns.

  • What People Ate

    As people showed up, we had a veggie platter, chips, salsa and guac. For dinner/lunch my mom made a Guatemalan Chicken casserole, JOCON. There was a huge salad to go along with it and watermelon cutout in mickey shape.

  • What People Drank

    Bottled water, iced tea from Trader Joes, Coke

  • Best Moment

    watching my niece say that it was the best day ever

  • Funniest Moment

    My two year old going up to the dessert bar and picking out a marshmallow pop, licking it and then putting it back and trading it for another one.

  • Most Touching Moment

    Being able to celebrate my baby with family and close friends.

  • Best Dressed

    The birthday boy



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    Kim J wrote:

    are those shoe boxes? Where did you find the wrapping paper?

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    Andrea P wrote:

    No, they are not shoe boxes. It is foam packaging that I cut up. I had ordered a mirror and I saved the foam packaging material that came with it. I wrapped them with black or red wrapping paper from Party City. Then I stuck the white circles on them. They are Avery Labels that I had leftover.

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    Kim J wrote:

    cool idea. thank you!