Beary Special Birthday

Theodore is ONE! This has hands down been the fastest year of my life. For Theodore’s birthday I wanted to play on the theme of “woodland” and “bears” since he’s our “Teddy!” The first decoration I purchased was Theodore’s bear cake topper from Etsy. I customized the bear with a white ballon and a black and white plaid wrapped present. As soon as I received the cake topper in the mail, I fell in love with the buffalo print and decided to add more of the print to the party! I purchased a B/W buffalo print table runner from Amazon (cheaper than a full table cloth). And, Little Blue Olive from Etsy also made a customized B/W buffalo print “ONE” party hat to match the occasion! I love their keepsake party hats and crowns.

I ended up buying a lot of decor on amazon for this party. Literally, who has time to shop these days? And, I personally don’t have time to do it with two kids in tow. The “one” balloon, mason jars, letter-board and cake stand were all purchased on amazon. And, to make things a lot easier, I second hand purchased many of the other decor items (digital print of the mountains, 2nd cake stand, cupcake wrappers and toppers, greenery, tree straws, bear print balloons, etc). I got lucky!

The mountains were printed on engineer paper from Staples. I cut them out and glued them to cardboard for support to display as the party backdrop! It was a fun project. My daughter even helped with the glue.

I bought a styrofoam cone from AC Moore and got munchkins from Dunkin Donut to make the dessert tree! The tree took way more donuts than anticipated! The back of the tree was bare since we didn’t have time to run out to buy more!

To fill the party table, I added some additional personal touches. I picked up a B/W XOXO valentine frame ($3) from target and put a newly printed birthday photo of Theodore in it. I framed the “12 months” milestone card by Pearhead. I also displayed a Polaroid photo from his cake smash a few days prior in a cute winter woodland card holder.

For the guests, I requested that they “log in” and leave a message for the birthday boy in the book “the wonderful things you will be.” The book can be purchased from amazon, here!

Theodore’s birthday cake is homemade. I had to buy the cake pan since I didn’t own the smaller circular size (again, amazon). His cake was 3-tiered which I felt was the perfect size for our party size. We had about 35 guests.

The additional breakfast treats were purchased from Whole Foods and displayed in “bear” bowls and on the secondary cake stand.

I used the mason jars for water! I put a “bark” paper straw in each cup and added twine around the cup for a cute rustic touch. If I had more time, I would have created a themed birthday beverage to go with the glassware. If you have any questions about the party decor, leave a message or send me a DM over on Instagram!

Happy Birthday Theodore! Mama loves you! 🐻💙

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