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Superheroes Unite! // Hudson’s 1st Birthday!

30 Mar

We threw Hudson a Superhero themed party for his big day. It was such a cute party to put together. Unlike previous years with Kyler, I had zero time to really put anything together ahead of time. I created the invitation 2 months ahead of time and then really didn’t think much of the party until a week out. Oops.

I printed the invitations out via Catprint.com and they turned out great! If you need an online printer, they are great!

Superhero Invite by This Grey House

Hudson’s superhero backdrop and dessert table.
Blue wallpaper, foam board, buildings made from boxes and tissue poms! The garland was purchased from Amazon.

Superhero Party by This Grey House


Part of his birthday gift were the Fisher Price Little People Superheros…. they made for great decorations too!
Dessert plates from Target

Superhero Party by This Grey House

His AMAZING cake and cupcakes were from Sweet By Holly!

Superhero Party by This Grey House

I mean look at those things! All buttercream and all delicious.

Superhero Cupcakes.... This Grey House

The most perfect Smash cake. Spiderman and Captain America!

Superhero Smash Cake//This Grey House

Batman and Superman (On the back, not pictured)

Superhero Smash Cake//This Grey House

Happy Birthday indeed!
Happy Birthday napkins from Amazon, Itty Bitty Spiderman from Hallmark, and metal H from from Michaels

Superhero Party by This Grey House

The spread. I opted to not go overboard with food considering the party started at 2 in the afternoon.
Superhero tablecloth and red, blue and yellow ribbon banner from Target

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Cabinets are a great way to include some pictures. Hud’s own comic book 🙂

Superhero Party by This Grey House

I love to cover up the art in the living room and include it as part of the party decorations!
Cardboard cutouts (6 in total) from Amazon, yellow tissue poms from Party City.

Superhero Party by This Grey House

I created a board to display all of Hudson’s monthly pictures and printed it out from Office Depot.

Superhero Party by This Grey House

On the other side, I created his 1st birthday Superhero Stats 🙂

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Smash cake area!

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Chris’ Batman Lego set was perfect decor for the table.

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Super “Heros”

Superhero Party by This Grey House

The birthday boy!

I just love him to pieces!

I bought mine and Kyler’s shirt from Target and Hudson and Chris’ shirt from Old Navy.

Love my super family
The masks are from Target

Big sis ❤

The dogs got to hang out this time

Checking out his cake….

I think he likes it

Happy guy!

Hudson Smash!

He loved the cake and may have loved playing in it more 🙂

Messy boy, time for a bath!

The aftermath

Hudson with Grandma and Poppa!

Hudson with Nana and P’Pa!

Time for presents!

It was beautiful out so we spent the day outside.

Hudson and his pal Crosby

It was an awesome day filled with friends and family. I think Hudson enjoyed himself 🙂 Can’t believe my baby boy is ONE now!

Kyler’s Nautical First Birthday Party

28 Jan

For sweet Kyler’s first birthday, we decided to make her birthday party a nautical theme complete with anchors, whales, stripes, pink and navy! I started working on making things for her party well in advance so I didn’t have to stress out and stay up night after night working on her birthday party…. yeah…. I still did that. Not sure where I went wrong or perhaps I kept adding to my already long list of to-do’s but I felt like a Christmas Elf on Christmas Eve for the last month now. The day before the party I told my mom that next year we are going to Disney for her birthday. I am half-joking, half serious.

For those of you that don’t know me or my background, I am in the event industry so event and party planning come natural to me and I LOVE to do it. Anytime I can wrap my head around an idea, theme, or project, I tend to go all out (money hindering of course 🙂 ). I ended up making 80% of her decor items so that can be cumbersome. I made the invitations, thank you cards, monthly photo cards, menu cards, other signs around the house, birthday bunting as well as all of the other bunting, ONE letters and KJ letters, and painted all sorts of anchors and whales.

Invites and Thank You cards:

The party came out great and I think Kyler had a great time. Thank you to EVERYONE that helped me with this party 🙂 Pictures are below 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions!

Outside decor:


Foyer & Thank You pails for the kiddos.


Kitchen area & Monthly Photos:


Dessert, yum!


Push-Pop cupcakes and cake!

cake collage

Kyler’s First Birthday Cake!


Cake Eating Chair!


Food set-up:



Drink Display:


Family room aka party spot!


My First and My First Holiday photos:



Looking into the backyard:


Now the fun begins…. cake time!



She LOVED the cake ❤


She ate more than I thought she would!

cake collage3

Time to clean up!


The Birthday Girl!


Talking to her cousins in North Carolina on FaceTime.


My love.


Kyler and her cousin Cole. 


Grandpa helping Kyler with her new car.


Opening up gifts.


Cruising along with her new ATV from Grandma and Poppa.


It was a GREAT party and we are so blessed to have such great friends and family that love her to come celebrate her birthday with us! I think Kyler had a great time but the poor girl was tuckered out afterwards.



Well Kyler Nicole, we hope you had the best first birthday a girl could have. We love you so much and are so lucky to be your Mom and Dad ❤

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