I love throwing themed parties. My son’s first birthday was no exception. I opted to do a robot party theme which was perfect as his nursery is already a robot theme. This meant I had most of the decorations that I already needed for the party.
To add a little more spice to the food setup, I made robot fruit and veggie trays using dollar store items. It was a great way to really tie into the theme. I found a few other ways to turn his party decorations up a notch at minimal cost.
First up was a cake stand, or in this case, it became a cookie stand. I had some awesome robot cookies made for the party but I needed somewhere to display them. I didn’t really want to go out and buy a new one so I found a way to repurpose the pink one from Miss O’s pink party. All it took was a little tin foil! I had to use a few pieces of tape to secure a few of the edges due to the shape of the glass tray but they were underneath and not noticeable.
Another bit of spice added to the party decorations was in the form of gears. For Miss O’s pink party, I did a banner of photos from each of her first 12 months. I wanted to make one for Little J so I printed out his monthly photos and punched with a large circle punch. I attached them to some gears I cut out using my Cricut Explore Air but you could easily print out a template, draw them on some paper and cut them out. I also cut out black circles just a bit larger than my photos to add a bit of pop.
I had this silver bulletin board and some blue & silver thumbtacks – everything just worked out perfectly! You could also string them together in a line or attach them to a piece of grey or black bristol board. For the months, I simply wrote the numbers on with a black marker.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.