cookies and milk [first birthday party]

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

i have the sweetest party to share - a cookies and milk first birthday party for little guy jack. his mom is the beautiful and inspiring kate of cocktails and cupcakes. before we talk about the fun party, do take time to read her blog later as her posts managed to make me cry and laugh out loud from one post to another.

now back to jack's first birthday party which was still back in august but i am not hesistant to share the creative details she and her husband made for the big day. brown and white was the most fitting color scheme for the theme and i'm loving this casual look for the party invitation.

 the birthday banner shown here was made by kate herself by using paper and chipboard letter and brown ribbon to tie them together. it hung above the most awesome portrait of jack that her husband created. love that idea!

milk and adult beverages were served on vintage milk bottles

what a heavenly display of cookies (i spy brownies too?)

seriously? this cake shaped like a cookie is adorable. my son would have loved to bury his head into it. also, do you see the cups behind it? kate made photo tags of baby jack and tied it with baker's twine on each cup for added pizzazz. such a brilliant idea!

party favors were cookie mix in jars and adorned with handmade labels and tags, checked fabric and twine. kate didnt stop there - she (and a friend) made those lovely hanging poms!  (oh did i mention i love her kitchen? im crushing on her kitchen chandelier!)

thanks kate for allowing me to share these photos. for more details (including the downloadable program for the cool wall portrait) on party vendors that she used, read her post here.

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Cat said...

What a cute party! I love the photo gallery of his face! How did they do that?! Love it and such a creative idea. Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog this morning. How did you stumble upon me and how have I not seen your blog before! love it! I will be back :) XO, cat

swankychicfete said...

cat, via kate! thanks for stopping by!

JC's Loft said...

What a cute cake and I love the blown up picture!! She did a fabulous job on the details...thanks for sharing!

Studio 13 said...

Adorable birthday party, very creative!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Thanks for this post- my little guy will be one in 4 short months!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

so glad that i stumbled upon your great blog.

that party looks amaz-balls. :) i love the cookie cake. precious! i kinda want to have a kid so that i can throw a party like this. :)

Cocktails and Cupcakes said...

Thank you so much for all of the kind compliments and for the party post!!! I am so flattered!!

I love your blog!!

Sandi said...

so cute! love that cake, and the picture of the birthday boy is really cool.