|Teddy bear crayons|
|Dick and Jane banner|
|Schylling nesting blocks|
Another Amazon find.... plus, they double as the most adorable nesting blocks on the planet. I used them in the middle of the food spread on the dining room table.
This has to be my favorite, most thought out project of the party. I took monthly photos of Finn with the same GIGANTIC blue blanket (so that there was nothing else in the background), and used alphabet blocks to spell out his age. Seeing the milestones in snapshot moments like this was amazing. Once again, I used red and white polka dot ribbon strung through yellow, blue, and green index cards that I glued the pictures to. Of course, the same alphabet blocks said "Happy Birthday, Finn!" on the mantle.
Finn got a polka dot bow tie, too (and a 50s looking hairdo that didn't last long) to give him the classic American boy look =) I made it from directions I found after some poking around on various blogs.
Now.... THE CAKE!
ALL FINISHED! Can't wait to try it again... Any guinea pigs?!