as you walk in our front door, there is our linen cupboard with a chalkboard door. so i did a party board!!!! the trick was using a chalk pencil for the fine lines, i just find if i only use chalk it looks clunky.
outside on the deck, we used balloons, feathers and pine cones. some of the feathers were dipped in gold glitter which looked great in the sunshine!
our cakes were a simple carrot cake, one with two layers and one with three, both with a healthy amount of home made cream cheese icing. the bunting was handmade, and the animal figurines from mini zoo
the light above our dining table has a branch, with six pendants off it. we added a little embellishment in the party theme, with white flowers, pine cones and feathers.
and here is the sweet birthday boy!!! he kept his crown on for the whole party [hand made with a piece of felt] and he enjoyed his first taste of cake. the high chair banner was also handmade with all materials from spotlight.
it was heaps of prep but totally worth it. it was a great time celebrating our boy and that we had made it through the first year of parenting, and that we are all still alive. it was fun celebrating my thirtieth also, albeit a year late - i don't mind waiting if its for this precious boy!