Sunday, July 15, 2012

Monster Birthday Bash!

I still recall Mark posting on Facebook the day of Brianne's 1st B-day Party....he commented that "Adrienne Sullivan might have over done it"........overdone a kiddos FIRST birthday - IMPOSSIBLE!!   It's a time to celebrate our kiddos - and that calls for a party! 

Bryce's 1st Birthday - A Monstrously Good Time!

LOVED the Monster Theme for Bryce - so many cute ideas, and it was so much fun to pull them all together!

 Monster Birthday Bash Door sign - need to make sure people know where the party is at. Poster board, 50 cents from the Dollar Tree....then free monster print outs taped on.  Simple and cute!  Printouts taken from here:  Monster Mania Printouts

Dollar tree flag banner - and balloons!  Love the bright colors.

Bryce's B-day shirt was made with Iron-Ons from Hobby Lobby.  Soooo simple and I was pretty impressed with how it turned out.  And of course a 2nd outfit is required for Post Smash Cake!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE the library?! :)  Monster books for decoration - and fun night time reading.  I'd totally forgotten about the "Monster at the end of this Book"....classic!!

 Wally World has these great Monster Craft Kits....Monster Camp Crafts  And I was psyched to find these fun monster bags (along with the party invitations, favor bags, and thank-you notes!) in the Target Dollar bins!

 Monster Food and Drinks

Monster labels were found here:  Monster Name Tags

Monster Punch

Monster Punch  = 1 Gallon Blue Hawaiian Punch, 1 liter Sprite, and a few scoops of sherbert = sugary deliciousness!

Monster Toes

Monster Toes = Caramel Bugles

 Monster Noses

Monster Noses = M&Ms

 Monster Eyes

Monster Eyes = Deviled Eggs with 1/2 an Olive

 Fruit Monster!

Thank you Pinterest for this fantastic idea!  And thank you to Grandma Suzie for creating this masterpiece!

 Monster Happy Birthday Banner - Free Print-Out and then strung together on Blue Ribbon. Print Out taken from here:  Monster B-day Banner

We've had a row of Brianne pictures up since her 1st birthday....we'd talked about doing the same thing for Bryce but never got around to it.....glad that his birthday party gave us the motivation to get some more pics of our little guy up!


 Albertson's did a GREAT job on the cake!  A fun bonus is that they throw in a FREE smash cake for a first birthday.  I was very concerned when I saw the size of the smash cake (it was gigantic - i'd expected something cupcake size?!) - but I was very happy when my friend Aarin assured me that it was okay - her suggestion was to just give Bryce the entire cake and take it away when we felt he'd had enough. :) - I must say - that giant ol' smash cake made for some nice pictures!

Happy Birthday to You!!!

 LOVE that he went for the monster eyes first.  The eyes must be very tempting....considering another little party-goer snagged an eye off the other cake. :)

Daddy and Sister wanted in on the cake SMASHING.  

Nicely done, Bryce!
Post Bath - Ready to Keep on Partying!

 Monster Photo Props!

You can find all sorts of fun photo props if you search on Google....some are free - some have to be purchased.  Or you can put your husband to work creating them in PowerPoint.... :)  Thankful that my hubby was the one that worked on these!!!  Thanks dear!

Monster Pug :)

Party Play Time!

Sister got into Bryce's presents a little early....and managed to get this bow stuck on her behind. :)  Priceless.
Bryce and his friend Emily - he was ENAMORED with this little girl....think we may need to set up playdates with her!! :)
Tons of new toys!

Grandma Suzie gave Bryce his first set of golf clubs!
Very excited to have some serious 'boy' toys for Bryce! :) 

Birthday artwork! 

 Can't believe that Bryce's birthday has come and gone!  The days are flying by way too fast!  Doing my best to try and enjoy every moment.  

Brianne and Bryce are amazing kiddos and they make this parenting gig a great time!  :)

I suppose I should probably take down the birthday decorations one of these days....but I like the house being full of little reminders of our celebration!

And for those of you wanting to see the entire smash cake episode.....enjoy. :) 


  1. I love that you put a pic of your little monsters in with the monster books! Adorable :) Looks like you all had a blast!

  2. Awesome party!! Thanks for posting so many wonderful ideas, my sons 'monster' 1st birthday is coming up soon and I will be using some of these!!