July 11, 2011 · Posted under parties for boys, party features, party games & activities, sock monkey
Every now and then a party comes along that just absolutely takes my breath away (and then, shortly after, makes me do a happy dance). : ) This sock monkey first birthday is definitely one of those parties! It has modern style but a warm, vintage feel; it’s sophisticated but sweet; and it’s ten kinds of beautiful but not impossible to re-create. Amazing, amazing work by crafty mama and stylish interior decorator Courtney Adams, with photography by Sara Barnes, Wallflower Photographer. Enjoy!
I absolutely love Courtney’s choice for a backdrop – the oversized polka dots are whimsical and fun, but they also make such a modern and bold statement! She said she found the fabric for a steal at IKEA.
The red and white cake stands are a perfectly simple presentation for the personalized cupcakes, and the classic bottles of Dr. Pepper are so charming and old-fashioned.
Chocolate-striped ribbon contrasts beautifully with the red polka dots on the buffet cards.
Courtney hand-painted the polka dots and stripes onto white lanterns to give them more character. LOVE them!
A vintage popcorn stand is a really adorable addition to the party! The popcorn boxes are decorated with printable circles.
The fabric that was used as the dessert table backdrop was also used as a table runner.
The candy jars, paper straws, and mason jars are all lovely vintage-inspired touches.
The personalized water labels were really popular!
Now this is cute. Courtney made a sock monkey puppet activity station using paper bags, yarn, googley eyes, and construction paper!
UPDATE: You can now download a free printable “Create Your Own Sock Monkey Puppet” kit here!
I adore August’s little smash cake so much. It’s my sock monkey, in frosting! It just makes me smile!
The perfect little photo-op with a printable banner backdrop! The rug that August is sitting on is a cheapie from IKEA – great for pictures, then no big deal when it gets messed up by all that icing.
Present time! August is as cute as can be. : ) His personalized seersucker outfit is from Buds ‘n’ Branches.
The perfect gift for a sock monkey birthday boy – a sock monkey jack in the box!
Such a stunning party – thank you so much, Courtney! Happy birthday to August!
Paper goods, water bottle labels and printables: Chickabug
Cake: Candy Haven & Cakes, Denton, TX
Paper straws: The Sugar Diva
August’s party outfit: Buds ‘n’ Branches
August’s party hat: Hobby Lobby
Red polka dot backdrop and table runner: Fabric by the yard from IKEA
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Apothecary jars: Collected over time from TJMaxx, Homegoods, and English Creek Gardens