Alrighty, finally here is the summary of what I did for my friend's son's (we'll call him "M") first birthday party. They kinda "hired" me :), they were my first "clients"!! I would love to do stuff like this as a side business but with a full time job, time is the biggest issue. I think of it as a good way to justify all the money I spend on all my supplies. But I always wonder what the demand is. I'm sorta hoping that by word of mouth I could get a few jobs here and there :). Let me know if you're interested, we can talk!
I'll post about the table numbers first. I also did the place cards, photo centerpieces and goody bags.
We picked this theme because M's favorite stuffed animal is a monkey - So cute when he hugs that thing!
I used PTI's Polka Dot Basics on SU! Soft Sky with Craft White ink to create the background paper. I added patterned paper by My Mind's Eye appropriately called "Birthday Boy Plaid/Brown" :). I used Lollipop die cut numbers from my local Archiver's and created a shadow effect by using 2 different colors. My Mind's Eye "Birthday Girl Dots/Aqua" and SU! Chocolate Chip. Glued them down and then stamped my monkey scenes. I used both monkeys from Stampendous and CC designs. I colored with mostly Copic markers but supplemented with SU! Markers when needed. After I finished I thought I might have gone a bit overboard but my friends really liked them.
Here's how the final product looked on the table.
For the photo cubes, we took pictures from each month of M's life and put them with the matching table number. So month 1's pictures went on table 1, etc. All in all, I think it turned out pretty welll!
I'll post the goody bag idea tomorrow, I carried the monkey theme out. I've posted the place cards previously.
Thanks for looking!