It's Brody's 1st Birthday - so had to go BIG! I had a lot of ideas for the theme, but wanted to wait until he was big enough to appreciate them...and then I reflected on his first year and came up with the "newsie" theme! Since my "picture of the day blog" came to be all about Brody, I figured why not have a theme that captures "our main story" :) The best part about this party theme ... it's FREE!!! My dad was nice enough to save all his newspaper for the past 6 months! Check out the party action: Broden Times Celebration & Sodahl Times Celebration!!
**It wouldn't be a NEWSPAPER party without some "stories" :) **
I made little "newspaper boards" and hung them around the house!
**Onto the NEWSIE Decorations!**
1. Paper Pom Poms: http://yumyum-inmytum.blogspot.com/2013/12/tissue-pom-pom.html
2. Mod Podge Newspaper Letters
3. Party Hats: http://yumyum-inmytum.blogspot.com/2014/01/party-hats.html
4. Photo Backdrop
5. Table Centerpieces
Yes, that is a Newspaper Table Runner...I got that on Etsy!
6. Picture Banners!
**Party Favor Bags!**
**Random other party decorations**
**Game - Broden Chronicles**
This was uber tough, but I needed some sort of "newsie" game to go with the theme! People (aka NRon) was trying to cheat by looking at my blog!
**It wouldn't be a party without some yummy FOOD and DRINK!**
The menu was simple - all the Birthday Boy's favorites :)
"Wet Your Whistle" Station!
The kids appreciated a kid friendly feast :)
**AND the best part about a Birthday Party - THE CAKE!!!!**
Didn't my mom do an AMAZING job!! The teddy bear was holding a newspaper and the cupcakes said "Extra! Extra! Brody is 1" -- so cute!! Brody even got his own teddy bear to eat!!