Happy Birthday Owen!

My Owen's birthday is here. Four already! I have to be honest and say how much I am looking forward to this year with him. Four is by far, one my favorite ages. Four year olds want to learn about EVERYTHING. They begin to understand the difference between real and make believe. They have THE BEST imaginations. They still love their mamas more than sports and friends. [Hopefully, Owen always will]

Saturday Owen celebrated this milestone with all of his friends. If you know Owen you know his personality is larger than life and he loves being silly. So, we decided to have a silly party. All of the children we outfitted with party hats that I made and moustaches painted with acrylic paint. Some of the children didn't like the hats or the moustaches, but Owen LOVED them. [don't let the cool as a cucumber picture fool you, he was in heaven.] In fact, he has asked me everyday since the party if he can have a moustache.

I have been dying to make a bunting since I first started seeing them everywhere a year or so ago. We were trying to keep the party budget low, so instead of fabric, I made mine from paper I had in my stash.

I used the same stickers I made for the invitations on the treat bags. After filling them, I sewed them up with orange thread.

These are the goodies that were inside the treat bags. Silly glasses, a whoopee cushion and some pop rocks.

I made these vanilla cupcakes with this frosting. Divine. A goal: Learn to pipe the frosting on using a large pastry tip. I tried and failed. I was able to use scrap paper from the bunting to create these cupcake picks.

We washed everything down with some delicious Clementine Izze. [In a coordinating color, of course]


Owen had a happy day celebrating with his friends and the sweet boy thanked me over and over for his first big boy party.

Happy Birthday, Dear Owie!

We LOVE you!

24 comments:

  1. looks like the silly party was a success! what a fun theme.

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  2. I love all the little details here and I didn't know those things were called buntings, but I want to make one! I see them every where and they are so cute. Very creative you are :)

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  3. That is the coolest party idea EVER! I love the whole "silly" idea, and the mustaches and hats are so perfect!

    Don't be surprised if Design Mom calls you to be a guest blogger! Seriously!

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  4. You really inspire me! Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas with all of us. You teach me alot....and you are a fabulous Mother!

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  5. Megan told me all the party and that it was adorable! Such a great idea! And those cupcakes sound so yummy!

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  6. What a fun party! You sure know how to not only make them fun but very stylish!

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  7. Happy Birthday Owen! It looks like and awesome birthday party! You are very creative and did a great job!

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  8. So fun, and so perfect. Happy Birthday Owen!

    The easiest way to pipe the frosting on cupcakes is getting the right tip. You need a big one. Michaels even has a Cupcake Decorating Kit that comes with a few tips that are perfect and make it so much easier! With a 40% off coupon it's pretty inexpensive too! It also comes with a tip to fill the cupcakes, which have been my favorite thing lately. I'll email you a recipe. Good luck!

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  9. My silly boy had a great time and didn't think twice about walking around Lowe's with a mustache.

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  10. How fun for Owen and all of his friends. Great job with all the decor too.

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  11. What a fun party! I love the hats! So cute!

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  12. Happy Birthday to Owen! I can't believe he is 4! It doesn't seem that long ago I visited you in the hospital when you had him. Congrats!
    And you throw such wonderful parties!! Great job.

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  13. above and beyond. what a party! i must admit that owen looks mighty handsome with that mustache. happy silly birthday! love, lindsay

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  14. Oh my goodness.....what a fun creative party! I love the mustache! So cute! And I love the paper wreath you have on your wall~! Please tell us how you made it!!!

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  15. Oh crap. I totally forgot to call and wish him happy birthday. Payson had a lot of fun at the party, despite his lameness at not wanting a mustache. I can't believe you didn't post pictures of Audrey with hers!

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  16. I love your new header, it's adorable! The details at Owen's party are fantastic too, and IZZE is definitely a favorite of mine!

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  17. I love the idea for a silly theme. And those Izze drinks look so yummy right now! Oh and those cupcakes....hello cravings!

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  18. What a fun party, did they appreciate the details like us Mom's would? I guess one day he will see the pictures (or his wife) and love it! :) He is so gorgeous! He is too sweet to marry Avery but I will keep him on the list! :)

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  19. I love the painted mustaches, that is such a fun touch. That looks like one fun party!

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  20. What a blast! I'm sure all the kids LOVED it and Owen will have great memories. A silly party is so unique, so much better than character parties.

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  21. Looks like it was a fun party! I love all the decor, good work mom! Such a cute 4-yr. old boy!

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  22. I just discovered your blog and I would like to formally invite you to be my mom. I promise I will be good and let you draw mustaches on my face all day.

    Your creativity and style is too good to be true!

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  23. That is the cutest party ever ever ever. Owen is adorable. And all of the things were picture perfect. I love it all.

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