Sunday, February 17, 2013

Zoom over to Kale's Party!

We had Kale's first birthday party this weekend and it was so much fun! I went with a little red car theme. My friend Jamie was awesome and helped me design the invitations and the graphics. I couldn't have done it without her! ---and I know for some people this is going a little overboard, but I really like throwing parties and I wanted to have a nice one for Kale. 
Also there are like 30 pictures. These are pretty much for my mom who wants to see everything!

This area was the "Auto Body Shop" where we had little wooden cars that they could color with markers.

This area was the "Speed Race Way". We had two different little race tracks that they could race cars down. Tim built this white one. The kids had a lot of fun racing cars. (I took all the pictures before the guests got here! I swear people came!)

Here was his twelve month banner sign. 

Here was the food table...

 AKA the "Fueling Station"!

Wall Pictures. 

I had my friend from Ventura make these cakes. Another friend from Ventura was coming up for the party so she brought them up. They turned out great!

The "Stop and Go Fruit Combo"---it was all red, green, and yellow fruit. Also, I made this fruit dip from Our Best Bites that has toffee in it. SOOO good!

Haha don't laugh at my artistic skills! Or lack of...!

For the thank you things, they got a sucker and a little garage with a toy car in it. The top of the garage says, "Thank you for rolling with us"!

Kale was ready for his nap at the time the party started, so he was tired the whole time. He was pretty hesitant at first with his smash cake, but he got the hang of it pretty fast!

There were quite a few little girls and they wanted to dress up in the princess dresses.

Kale's little outfit had a car on it and I didn't even take a picture where you could see it. 

Thanks to all of our friends who came to support us and brought Kale such awesome presents! 
I think it turned out pretty good!


  1. So so so cute! I never thought I would be one of those "overboard" moms, but I've found how much I love throwing kid parties too! You did a fantastic job. Everything looked so fun and was just adorable!

    As I type this I realize I never replied to your FB message about the reunion... whoops! Call me so we can discuss that!

  2. You're amazing! What a fun party! Your decorations were super cute and the food looked delicious! I know who I need to contact for party planning advice! I love the picture of Kale eating his cake, he is super handsome!

  3. Tori! You are so creative! I love love love this!! Will you come do my birthday, my husband's, and my baby's?! ;)

  4. Holy cow!! You go above and beyond!! I can't believe you did all of that!! Everything looks amazing, and that was such a cute idea! I know who I'm calling when I need ideas for my kid's birthdays....

  5. Hey! So I have been getting ready for Calin's birthday and since he loves cars I have been plannin on doing a car party. Then I remembered you did one!! Where did you get all your cute labels and the little car garages, etc.?