1st alphabet birthday [for baby alex]

Friday, February 25, 2011

a dear friend based in canada will be celebrating her cutest baby boy's first birthday soon and about a year ago, i have suggested she does an adorable alphabet party for his birthday. i didnt realize it was that time already! it also means, her maternity leave will be up soon and she faces reality that the return to work memo is any day now. sorry han. but before all that, baby alex still has to turn one year old first and it's party time!

i've spent most of the afternoon researching (more like "googling" really) for different cute party elements i can share with her. first came to mind, is this hip alphabet birthday shirt found online (credits at the end of the post). i'm also loving the floral centerpiece with mixed letters in the vase and maybe even topped with a letter flash card on a stick. the inspiration board below also includes the coolest invite made out of magnet letters and sealed with the actual invite. for the menu, alphabet tater tots and letter cereals or crackers for baby guests. letter cupcake toppers makes for adorable cupcake decor and would tie in with the theme perfectly!

party favors can be DIY letter crayons made using the silicone alphabet molds or alphabet books or even boxes of flashcards. totally educational and fun too!


alphabet shirt, tater tots - kitchen doughdough
alphabet flash cards - gaddie and tood
cupcakes - shindigz
magnet invites - city cradle
alphabet molds and floral centerpiece - one charming party

friday faves will be back next week! in the meantime, you all have a great weekend!


PartyMom said...

What a fun theme!? A curtain of alphabet garland could be a really fun backdrop! Or what about using block letters as platter risers? Now you got me rolling when I'm supposed to be doing my real job!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

What a darling party idea. Never even thought of that. I love the letter party favors. There are so many things you can do with this idea. LOVE!

A Delightful Design said...

What amazing ideas! That will be one special party. xo

Erica said...

Adorable right down to every last detail. Loving your blog.. the green post below was sublime. Following here and on twitter (@ECmothdesign) :)


Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

This is such a great theme - love the moodboard xo

Ashley said...

Such a cute theme!

Sandi said...

cute! i love the magnet vase filler from city cradle.
don't forget Trader Joe's -- they have the alphabet cookies that are yummy and cheap! and the alphabet tater tots.

GabbyRM said...

Wait, I'm confused, maternity leave is one year in Canada? Cause that would be awesome... definitely would make it easier to breastfeed!

The Weekend Gourmet said...

really lovely party ideas Paz :)