I ordered the balloons on Amazon for half the price and paid 10 cents per balloon to have them blown up. I ended up saving quite a few bucks.
The pinwheels all said Jakey's First Birthday!
I used plain brown recycled paper to wrap his gifts and added ribbon and sock monkey tags to match the theme. We used his toy box as the gift station.
I bought a barrel of monkey's and added them to the cups for extra fun.
I painted wood scraps with chalk paint and attached them to the jars with ribbon.
Above our slider we had a 12 month timeline of Jakey's first year; using clothespins and computer made labels for each month.
The party favors were just candy. I used popcorn containers for the favors.
My credenza worked as the party favor/card station.
I attached balloons to his high chair and decided on a giant cupcake instead of a mini cake. Jakey loved it!
Including food and drinks I'd say we spent about $60 on Jakey's first birthday party! Most of the decor was handmade or pre-owned. We used coupons for everything we didn't own. It was a great party and a great day! Hopefully, this year will be even better!