Aside makeup, nail polish, fashion, Hello Kitty, home decor, thrift store shopping and anything with bows, I have an obsession with cute parties. This came about when it was time to start planning our son, Jude’s 1st Birthday party.
I think I drove my husband nuts talking about it for approximately 3 months. After about 45 days of listening to me ramble, he started joining in the fun too and actually helped me come up with some great ideas for the party. I was pleasantly surprised when Jude’s party was featured on Apartment Therapy Family, one of my favorite blogs!
“My husband Michael & I had a hard time thinking of a theme for Jude’s 1st birthday. We knew we wanted to do something a little different, but something that still represented Jude well. Since music and dancing is Jude’s favorite pastime, we thought, why not! I mean, people often start singing The Beatles to us the instant they hear Jude’s name.
Michael is the head chef at an amazing Irish pub in Roseville, Ca called The Boxing Donkey and we were lucky enough to use the restaurant side to host Jude’s big bash. It made for a fun atmosphere, the vibe of the party fit well with the location. The turntable cake was by Melyssa Tucey from The Boxing Donkey.
Almost everything you see pictured I made by hand myself. It was very cost effective this way and much more personal to me than going on Etsy and paying someone else to do it for me. Since Jude’s party was in October, I wanted to choose colors that would be easily accessible which made the tableware and decorations a lot more affordable.
I made The Beatles cover album party hats by buying a pack of cheap party hats, taking one apart and tracing it to make a template, printed the album covers from our home printer and assembled from there. The “Jude” banner on our food table was made from actual “Hey Jude” sheet music. All the photos from the party were done by Jason Pryor.”