Sunday, April 22, 2012

Levi Turns 1!

As Levi's 1st birthday approached I of course went to the boards, Pinterest of course. :-)  At first I focused on LIONS.  Early on one of the ways I could bring a smile to Levi's face was by calling (sweetly) 'Levi the Lion' and giving a gentle roar.  He loved it so he has become my little lion.  Of course there are no party themes of JUST lions so I searched: Jungle, Safari, Circus and pulled from some pretty amazing parties out there in blog land.  And so course as my Pinterest board grew and grew with ideas I had to do some major editing and focusing, otherwise I didn't even want to think about how much a party would cost if I carried out all the ideas.  Our party was not big some close friends and the grandparents, the boys each had a couple of friends.  

 Levi the Lion

 Noah tried to encourage Levi to dig into his cake, he mostly ate the frosting.
 A little for Daddy!

 Our little safari table decor.  (Nothing too fancy, just fun)
 I found these little cups at Dollar Tree and filled them with animal crackers for kiddos to take come with a bubble wand.
 Our python sandwich, we also have chips, pasta salad, fruit salad and of course...
 cupcakes!  Grandma Carolyn gave me a hand and took care of the cupcakes.  I will brag and tell you that I made the lion cake after finding a picture on a website.
 Happy Birthday Levi, we love you!

Some of the websites I pulled from:
Lion Cake, Sandwich
Safari Friends Cupcakes
Birthday Invitation Invite (wording)

My Pinterest Board for all those other awesome parties I found! HERE


The DeWild Family said...

It's hard to believe he is one already! Nice job on the cake :) It is so adorable!

Jessica said...

Super idea on the take home treats! Adorable party - happy birthday to Levi!