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!

Courtney made a balloon wreath using a tutorial from HowDoesShe.com. Adding a piece of a pennant banner to the center is such an inventive touch!

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 theΒ 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 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!

You can 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. : )

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!

Styling: Courtney Adams, Interior Designer, ASID, Denton, TX
Photography: Sara Barnes, Wallflower Photographer, Denton, TX

Party supplies
Paper goods, water bottle labels and printables:Β Chickabug
Cake: Candy Haven & Cakes, Denton, TX
August’s party hat: Hobby Lobby
Red polka dot backdrop and table runner: Fabric by the yard from IKEA
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby

Tutorials
Balloon wreath – HowDoesShe.com
Free printable sock monkey puppet template – download here


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