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Bennett’s 1st b-day- Part II

posted by Kelly

As we know 1st birthdays are totally for the parents. Bennett had no clue what was going on, he was just happy to stare at faces other than ours! We kept it to a few friends and family but I still had to have a theme! I love themes, color schemes, the whole nine. I’m that person!

After looking on flickr for some boy cupcake themes I stumbled upon the most adorble sock monkey and banana cupcakes and fell in love! Bennett has a sock monkey animal in his room (thanks Uncle Dan) so a theme was born along with a red, brown and mustard yellow color scheme. Off to the party store I went for a few extra decorations and this was the end product for our little party.

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

You have to see a closer view of our cupcakes. My amazingly talented friend and owner of Taste Selects Confectionery, Beth Baxter, took the picture I sent her and ran with it. These cupcakes taste as good as they look. The icing is ridiculous and the cake was so moist! You must, must, must call Beth if you are looking for a unique and delicious wedding cake, favors or specialty deserts. I stand behind her work 110% !

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

The little shortbread cookies were almost better than the cupcakes. DEEEELICIOUS!

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

We let the kiddos blow off some steam in the backyard before coming in for cupcakes. Here are some of the cuties that came out to celebrate Bennett’s first year.

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Chloe has been logging some serious hours on her new swing.

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

My niece, Isabel.
Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

My bro, Jamie and his mini me, Noah.

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

I love this next progression. When we started singing “Happy Birthday” Bennett just glazed over in the eyes. No clue why all these big people are singing and a flaming cake was coming his way. You can see where he starts to “get it”.

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

This is my favorite picture. I put some icing on his lips to taste.

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

It’s on like Donkey Kong now. I love his onesie. We have patiently waited a whole year for it to fit. My hysterical friend, Amanda, got it off of Etsy and it rocks.

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

Bennett's 1st B-day Party- Sock Monkey Theme

That’s all folks!

6 Responses

Dustin says:

May 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm

He is way too squishy. Soooooo cute. I need to snuggle him before his squishiness ins gone.

jo says:

May 5, 2009 at 7:35 pm

What fun! Those cupcakes are so awesome, is that fondant? Amazing!!

Heather H says:

May 6, 2009 at 7:30 am

precious! i wish z and i could be there so she could celebrate her future man’s b-day milestone. ;)

chrissy says:

May 7, 2009 at 7:41 am

holy hannah. i want you to throw my 30th! monkey cupcakes and all!!!!!!

love it!!! your children are two of my favorite little people!!!!!

Oh My Gluestick says:

August 1, 2009 at 9:34 pm

HOW cute! You did an amazing job on his party! I too did a sock monkey themed party for my sweet boy’s first this year. It is such a fun party idea and you worked it! =)

Qing @ Coolest Party Ideas says:

July 26, 2011 at 2:23 am

Bennett’s so cute. It is a amazing party! The monkey cupcake are darn cute. ^_^

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