Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sock Monkey Favors--Baby Food Jar Cupcakes

One thing a craft hoarding mother of a one year old has plenty of is baby food jars.  Unless you make your own...then kudos to you!  I made FAVORS for Lotte's First Birthday using baby food jars with jelly bellies.  So going with the same idea I wanted to do take away cupcakes in a jar.

I really just loved how Brother's party favors turned out!  I used THIS recipe for Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper Cupcakes with Vanilla and Cherry Buttercream Frosting.  I made mini cupcakes (without liners) and used 2 in each jar along with 3 layers of frosting.  

The baby food jars were washed and sanitized.  I very carefully mod-podged matching houndstooth patterned paper on to the top of the lid.  Then I hot glued on pom pom trim around the came in the perfect size.  

The spoons were probably my favorite part.  I purchased these from Lemon Drop Shop.  They were only $2.50 for 50 wooden spoons!!

I stamped "THANKS" on to the handle of each spoon using a lovely aqua colored ink.  Mini Color Boxes are my favorites because they are less expensive and come in so many colors.

I attached the spoons to the baby food jars using Caribbean blue twine from The Twinery.

They were delicious, a big hit with guests, and inexpensive.  I spent $2.50 on the spoons and about $6.00 on the trim from Walmart.  I made 40 baby food jar cupcakes...and I only had about 8 left over.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Little Brother's Birthday Attire

**So apparently something has happened to last week's full birthday party post...I'm trying to fix it/redo it, so until then enjoy outfits!**

If you are having a sock monkey birthday party, you must have a sock monkey hat!  There are so many crocheted hats on etsy.  I was really close to buying one, and then I found this FREE pattern from Red Heart.  This is the first hat like this type that I have crocheted.  It was a perfect fit!

If you have read my blog much, you know that I like to make shirts...Circus Party ShirtMustache ShirtsWatermelon Party ShirtSt. Patrick's Day Shirt, and my all time favorite Lotte's Ruffle Chickie Shirt...

So here is Brother's birthday shirt.

I love the bunting because we used a lot of them throughout the party decorations.

He is actually blowing kisses here...not saying "Oh.Come.On."

For his cake smash, I didn't want just his birthday suit (HAHA) so I made him cute little man suspenders in decor-matching fabric.  If you didn't see it last week, you can see the tutorial HERE.  And here is a little tip for you...the white diaper cover is actually "bloomers" from one of sisters spring dresses from when she was little.  reduce REUSE recycle.

He got rather messy with his little cake.  I love the "blue beard" look!  It isn't a first birthday if Mommy and Daddy don't have icing all over their faces too!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mister's Sock Monkey Party

Here is a photobomb of Brother's 1st Birthday.

I have various posts with more details scheduled for later!

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