all partied out






After a week of cake, streamers, parties, more cake ... we are all partied out! Oscar is a one-year-old big boy, and I can't believe how fast he is growing up.

The playhouse was finished just in the nick of time. After a weekend of serious play, I am giving it a few tweaks. LOTS to come on the playhouse. :)


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51 comments:

Lindsey said...

LOVE it! :) I really enjoy reading your blog and get the best ideas! However mine never turn out as cute as yours! :) I just found out i'm having a girl (baby number 2) and might try the over the table playhouse someday! Also, Can you PLEASE tell me how you make those big tissue paper balls?! can you also do it with fabric??!! Let me know...may add it to my little girls room...much cheaper im sure than pottery barn kids! ;-)
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Jamie said...

I love the "watch me grow" banner. and your playhouse turned out great.

The Activity Mom said...

It all looks awesome! Great job! Can't wait to hear more about the house.

Katie Bug said...

I love the birthday banner, too! I think I will borrow that idea for my baby girl's birthday in February.

Amy said...

Love it! Can I borrow the decorations and cake topper for my little one's 1st birthday in December?

Summer Nicklasson said...

That is one lucky kid! He is going to have so much fun growing up with a mom like you!

The Harris Family said...

I love all the decorations. The banner is so cute. I also can't wait to hear more about the playhouse.

catt410 said...

Wow great job. Love the banner.

Skye O. said...

Yes...I love the birthday tissue balls and would love to know 'how to.' my little boy turns 5 this week.

Hope it is ok to ask.

skyeolson@gmail.com

Amanda said...

My little girl is only two months old, but I am going to hold on to that idea for the birthday banner...I love it! By the way, I love your blog--I found it about a year and a half ago when looking for a diaper cake tutorial and have been following ever since. I'm usually just a stalker, but I'm trying to get better about leaving comments. :)

Nichole said...

i LOVE the watch-me-grow birthday banner! that is SUCH a cute idea!!

Emily said...

Very cute topper,and well everything is adorable! would you mind sharing the diameter of the head on the clothes pin doll??

Krista said...

Oh Jill - how wonderful! You are such a crafty mommy. Oscar is one lucky boy!

Somer said...

The picture with the chocolate face is wonderful! What a cutie!

Krister04 said...

Did you make the pom pom things or did you buy them...I am throwing a baby shower and these would be perfect but I am not sure how to make them?

the monkey's mama said...

i am in love with he "watch me grow" banner"! so great! I'm doing that for baby #2!

Crissy said...

oh I love all your nifty ideas! my little one turns 1 in december. I can't wait to decorate for her big day!

Sun Cooking Now said...

Oscar is adorable, Jill! Congrats on such a cute party. His playhouse is so awesome.

Happy b-day Oscar!!

Jill said...

Tissue paper pom poms are SUPER easy to make. Here is the link to the tutorial on Martha Stewart:

Tissue Paper Pom Poms

You can also buy her kits at Michael's. I'd only buy the kit if it was on sale or maybe if it was in your perfect color scheme. You really don't need a kit, as long as you can fold paper. :)

sue said...

oh my heck girl you are amazing!!!!

Janelle said...

Still bumming hard that we weren't there to celebrate with you guys. Love the banner - what a great idea.

Cara said...

I literally gasped out loud when I spotted the finished playhouse. Its wonderful.

Ariel said...

I'd like your grow banner for my girl birthday!!!! Love the cake!!!

handbags*n*pigtails said...

OMGOsh! We made those huge tissue paper flowers for my daughters 4th bday party this past Saturday too! Ours were pink, purple, orange and yellow. Im going to hang them on the girls bedroom ceiling...I just cant throw them away I love them so much.
LOVED your birthday banner! Thats an idea I'll have to adopt for my other daughters bday coming up next month. Beautiful pics:)

handbags*n*pigtails said...

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handbags*n*pigtails said...

P.S. Im going to blog about our party in the next day or so as time allows: handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com Come on over to read about more fetivities!:)

Rebecca D. said...

Oh Jill! You have completely out done yourself and that's hard to do!!! It looks incredible!

foobella said...

As Rachel Zoe would say, "That's bananas."

Meleah said...

Jill, Did you make his hat??? And, if so how? I would love to make my little man a birthday hat! He's turning one on November 19. You are so creative and so talented! Great work!

Meg said...

So freaking cute. Super mom.

Andrea Ricks said...

So cute Jill! Congratulations on Oscar turning one!

Jill said...

Emily - the head of the clothespin doll is a 1 1/4" dowel cap with a 5/8" hole. Here is a link to the place I bought mine:

clothespin doll head at caseyswood.com

Shannon said...

Love the birthday banner. What a great idea!!

Rose said...

Wow, I wish you were my mom!! lol Great party ideas!

S.E.Minegar said...

Adorable party decorations. Lucky little guy!

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lisalyn said...

Cute party. I love the colors together! And what great details. :)

Wendy said...

That is ADORABLE! I may have to copy that banner. My girl will be 1 in March.

baballa said...

Oh my god!!! that banner i will copy for sure!!!!! Looks loke a great party!

alexismcdade said...

I am totally in love with your table playhouse you made! I'm thinking my daycare kids would love that!

Shannon said...

I'm loving it all! I'll have to do the banner too, that's so fun! You have the best ideas and are so talented!

{Amanda} said...

oh wow! what a great 1st birthday party...the cake topper and birthday banner are fantabulous ideas. thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

i am feeling a bit loser-ish right now. my youngest turns 1 tomorrow and i haven't planned much.
what a great party. i really love the clothes pin cake topper!

Ashley said...

Wow! Look how happy he is! And I love that banner!

jess said...

so cute! he's so big! i remember reading your blog back when you were pregnant...so funny how time flies...oh and i LOVE your felt playhouse! adorable!

Colleen said...

Jill you are amazing. I LOVE the playhouse.

Deb said...

Wow - awesome party! I think I might copy your banner and tissue pom-pom ideas for my guy's birthday in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the inspiration!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I am loving that banner! great idea!

Life with Kaishon said...

I just love that watch me grow birthday banner. Very, very cool!

SkylarKD said...

Congrats from another person who loves the birthday banner and felt playhouse! :)

Kim said...

Jill, I love your ideas and come see what you're up to at least once a week. Your little party for Oscar inspired me in many ways as I planned my daughters first birthday. Thanks for the great ideas! http://leafytreetops.blogspot.com/2010/02/royal-first-birthday.html