What was the theme, you ask? (Oh...you didn't ask...) I had an owl theme. I know it sounds weird, but it was much cuter than it sounds. Eli has this super cute owl shirt (you can see it here), and I thought I could do a party based around this shirt. My friend Sara (whose Etsy shop you can see here) made adorable invitations. And I found some other cute owl-themed items on Etsy, including stickers and cupcake toppers. I also found an owl balloon online (b/c I could not find one anywhere in Jackson) and some owl ribbon at Michael's. I was out of control with the owl stuff.
these are owl stickers that I made everyone wear (b/c I'm bossy)
(there were more than four cupcakes, but I forgot to take a picture of them all)
I made chicken wings to go with our theme (let's see if you can figure that out without me having to write on the Internet how I made the decision to serve chicken wings). I also had a jar of tootsie-roll pops (b/c of their owl mascot). I decided to go with cupcakes for Eli's induction into the world of diabetes-inducing food. My first batch of cupcakes tasted like popcorn (because I accidentally bought butter-flavor cupcakes. What?! Who wants butter-flavored cupcakes?). Luckily, I bought a box of normal flavor cupcakes and made those after discovering my butterific blunder. Eli INHALED his cupcake. I mean, it was a new world record in the one-year old division. It was cute (until his stomachache caused him to wake up several times throughout the night).
It was a great day spent with great people! Here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure. (You're welcome.)
("where's my next cupcake, fool?")
Happy Birthday, sweet boy!