Lochlan's Americana First Birthday Party
Back in 2011, when I got sleep, and only had one child (who took nice long naps), I was able to plan his birthday party. I went for Americana because his birthday was in July, and because it was a theme that I knew he wouldn't pick on his own as he got older and had a choice! (Subsequent birthdays were Trains, Superman, Larryboy Veggietales, you know...). Plus he had the most classic, American boy look to him, so I wanted 1950s antique boy toys, retro candy, a casual farmlike Americana style, classic American food.
On the morning of his first birthday party, I found out I was pregnant with Felicity!
I made all the Paper Goods. They included: the invitations/envelopes & thank-you cards, all food labels, Lochlan's high-chair banner, skewer flags for the fruit, trash/recycling signs (not pictured), and the wreath was my own creation too -- down to the little "welcome" flags made with my own paper designs!
Wall Banners: Custom made by HerBeautifulLife on Etsy.
Tablecloths: Upholstery fabric cut from rolls at Ikea.
Brown Paper Runners:Contractor's paper from Lowes ($7 a roll!)
Striped Dishcloths: Ikea
Galvanized Cupcake Stand and Silverware Caddies, Antique Pepsi Crates: Pottery Barn
Penny Jars with lids: Target
Decorative candy canisters and drink-straw holder: HomeGoods
Galvanized mini-buckets (that held the candy bags): Hobby Lobby.
Scalloped paper plates/napkins/cupcake toppers, Drink Dispensers, Drink Chalkboard Labels: Sur La Table
Lochlan’s personalized Bib: Custom made by LizaLane on Etsy.
Paper Drink Straws: HeyYoYo on Etsy.
Mason Jars: Can be found at Harris Teeter or WalMart, depending on when they're in stock!
My dress: Forever21 ;)
Antiques were bought from random shops in Virginia, and a few were borrowed from parents.