Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stay Gold >> Silas turns 1

This past Saturday my baby turned 1.  I wrote about our idea for a fun party theme here, and I wanted to share some photos from the special day.  We really wanted to keep things laid back and as relaxed as possible and since I only prepped for this party two weeks in advance, we kinda skimped on some of the decor I originally planned on adding.  All-in-all I thought everything turned out nicely and it appeared everyone loved the theme and decoration, but most importantly, we had a blast celebrating SILAS!

Since we went with the "Stay Gold" party theme, it actually was really easy to gather things for the special day, since a lot of things are gold!  And if they weren't gold, we just spray painted them - which I did with a lot of stuff!  Here's a little peek from the day!  (I wish I got more photos of Silas and everyone at the party, but because we didn't have a designated photographer, I ended up only getting pre-party photos, which I'm kind of sad about.)

 ^^We hung spray painted gold feathers from the trees and I personally loved how they turned out!^^

 ^^We added a little picnic area, for more seating, but also for when Silas opened presents.^^

 ^^My sister spray painted these gold pots and added the triangle effect to them and we gave these to our guests as favors when they left.^^

 ^^The gold feathers!^^

 ^^This was the only sign we ended up having that proclaimed our "Stay Gold" theme, I wish I did more, but it worked.^^

 ^^It's amazing how far a can of spray paint can go.  I loved how the gold mason jars turned out with these pretty wild flowers."

 ^^Again with the feathers.  These were a bit smaller so I turned them into a garland for the dessert table.^^

^^I added some glitter to a few for that extra "pop" effect.  You can do this right after you spray paint and it will stick to the wet paint.^^

 ^^A simple plain white sour cream pound cake with some gold flakes.^^

 ^^This was sweet Silas' cake.^^

 ^^Gluten-free cupcakes for all the gluten-free friends and family.^^

 ^^S for Silas, filled with gold wrapped candies.  Reeses', Rolo's and Almond Hershey Kisses.^^

 ^^Silas was pre-walking for the whole month before his birthday and on his birthday he decided he was done with crawling.  So we officially have a full on walker!^^

 ^^This shirt was the perfect final touch to the party!  It's from Knox and Lola and it says, "Stay Gold Ponyboy."  You can find it here...  Love this top!^^

 ^^He was a bit skeptical about just digging in with his hands...^^

 ^^Looks like he got the hang of it!^^

 ^^We rented a cotton candy machine and a bounce house for the little ones and they were the hit of the party.^^

 ^^We were all on a sugar high by the end of the day...^^

^^Unwrapping birthday presents...and an outfit change for Silas since he was a mess after his cake!^^

It really was an amazing day.  I loved every single second of celebrating Silas' birthday.  Even though I wish I could've done more, it turned out to be enough and at the end of the day, all Silas and us cared about was having our loved ones there to celebrate with us.

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