I LOVED planning Robby's party. And, thanks to Pinterest, it wasn't too difficult to keep all my thoughts in one place! I knew pretty early on that I wanted to go with a monkey theme since he loves his little Kai Kai so much. The first thing I found was the invitation package.
I saw several pins of these cupcakes and just knew that's what we had to do instead of a cake.
The other decoration that I found that I just had to do was the door hanging. This is the one I saw:
I decided to just use buttons that coordinated with the colors I was using. I outlined the "1" on some cardboard, cut it out, then hot glued all the big buttons down, followed by the medium buttons and filled in all the empty spaces with the small buttons. I'm not good at random so I was getting a bit frustrated with the button placement, But thanks to the encouragement of my sister-in-law, I kept going and eventually got it done. After I finished with the buttons, I hot glued it to a wide ribbon, glued the "Happy Birthday" card (from the printouts) on the ribbon right above it and taped the ribbon to the inside of the door so it would hang flat on the door. I am pretty proud of the way it turned out!
I had such a great time planning everything and I love how it turned out! I'm not a crafty person and I usually get very frustrated because things don't turn out absolutely perfect, so I'm surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Robby's sweet little face when he saw all the decorations made it all absolutely worth it! I know he won't remember this party, other than what he will see in pictures, but the way he looked at all the different decorations with me makes me know that he saw them and enjoyed them during the party!