Drake and Hunter found a new fascination with Toy Story since Christmas. So, I decided this would be the perfect theme. Hunter is more fascinated with Woody and being a Cowboy, and Drake prefers Buzz Lightyear. Their birthday kind of snuck up on me after Luke's first birthday celebration. I was late getting out invitations, which upset me. I hate being late about anything. I ordered most of the stuff from Birthday Express and Amazon. I picked up some last minute things from Party City. The birthday turned out perfect! The cakes and cupcakes were absolutely adorable. They tasted amazing which makes them even better! Their shirts were super cute! The Toy Story theme and so many things to go with it. It was easy to decorate and get gift ideas for people.
When deciding what Luke's first birthday theme would be I wanted to do something with red and turquoise. I had a ton of decor from Drake and Hunter's Dr. Seuss First birthday that I could reuse. I decided on a Carnival/Circus theme. I looked on Pinterest and looked at hash tags on Instagram. The one thing that really stood out to me was I definitely wanted to make a circus tent. This was what solidified that he would definitely have a Circus birthday. I went on Etsy and looked up invitations, birthday banners, high chair banners, cupcake toppers, etc. Modern Bebe is who I used for Drake and Hunter's first birthday, but her shop was on vacation. I had a really hard time finding someone that does not sell only the digital file expecting you to print all the items. I wanted to purchase it already printed and put together. I eventually found Bebops and Lemondrops on Etsy and decided to use them. They did a fantastic job. I used Oriental Trading and Amazon for all of the other birthday needs. I used Sharayah's Cakes for the cakes and cupcakes. She did an absolutely amazing job. I highly recommend her. I used Cupcakes and Lollipops for their personalized shirts. The shirts were perfect! She is a great person to use for your personalized shirts for birthdays and holidays. I had a first birthday print made for Luke from Fly on The Wall Ink. I had it printed at Walgreens. I ordered a birthday banner from Oriental Trading that was absolutely precious! Worth the money, and not expensive! To create the circus tent I purchased cheap plastic table cloths. Each stripe took two table cloths. One to be draped from the ceiling then tacked to the top of the wall, and a second one to be tacked at the top of the wall going to the ground. So each stripe required 4 tacks. It was not difficult, does require two people for the most part.