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Jaces 1st birthday  

Hey everyone! I`ve been a bit behind lately due to holiday festivities - Last minute shopping, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, then of course our son made 1 December 30th and celebrated his birthday party over the weekend. I made a lot of the decor on top of some store bought stuff so I have been super busy in the "real world" leaving the blog sort of lagging behind.     Jaces 1st birthday   For his party we did the Sesame Street Theme since he loves Sesame Street. My husband hand made a wooden Sesame Street themed lamp post and we put "Jace Street" on it. I made "rubber duckie punch" by combining blue kool-aid (premade in the bottle) with white grape juice and gingerale then using Pineapple sherbert as the "soap suds". I`d recommend trying it and adjusting it to your taste of course for the drink mix. Let the pineapple sherbert sit out about 30 minutes prior to adding it in. I found it stayed "sudsy" for the whole duration of the party.
  Jaces 1st birthday  
Then of course add some rubber ducks to the top and there you go! Then I made Character shirts for us. I made the cookie monster for me, Oscar the Grouch for my husband, and Big Bird for my daughter, Sophia. Jace got a neck tie with Elmo made on it. I used felt and printed out the outline and cut out the shapes from the felt and glued them together to make the design - super simple and fabric glue works great! Plus our local Hobby Lobby has shirts for $3.99 + 30% off so a cheap project but a bit time consuming! I also made a "Happy Birthday Banner" in the shape of chocolate chip cookies and some even have bite marks! Then used white adhesive letters to spell everything out. To finish it up I added a cute cookie monster face to each side of the banner.   Jaces 1st birthday  
We had fun games (my husband made these) for Oscars Trash Toss and Feed Cookie Monster. My husband rigged a small trash can and put Oscar in it so if you stepped on the petal Oscar would "pop" out. For the game we used old soups cans and balled up newspaper as the trash balls and of course you had to knock the cans down. To feed Cookie Monster you had to toss the handmade cookies (made by me out of felt) into Cookie Monsters Mouth.   Jaces 1st birthday  
For food I made an Elmo shaped fruit platter out of strawberries, raisins, carrots, and whipped cream. Then we had Slimey`s Gummy Worms (Oscars worm Slimy), Goldfish (crackers) inside a fish bowl to scoop out, Big Birds Bird Seed (salted sunflower seeds), and Cookie Monsters Cookies (mini cookies). And of course my father in law cooked actual food for the party.   Jaces 1st birthday  
It was a lot of work, but lots of fun and it all paid off! Either way, I`m back on the road to catching up with the reviews I`m behind on. Luckily I`ve kept up a bit with some regular posting.   
Jaces 1st birthday

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