The first birthday party is always extra fun to plan because the little ones aren’t old enough to demand what theme they want. For my little Abe I couldn’t resist the ‘Honest Abe’ theme once it crossed my mind. Abraham Lincoln has some fantastic quotes so we used that along with the color copper as inspiration for decorating.
:: Sweet birthday boy. We used an iron on transfer to make the shirt.
:: Cait spent many hours collecting and hot gluing pennies on the wooden letters.
:: My garden is full of the loveliest peonies right now.
:: A couple party favorites: cheese curds from a local farm and 7 layer taco dip [vegetarian, of course ;)]
:: Manda painted the utensils with copper paint.
:: Love this silly little guy.
:: The tiniest lincoln logs, the little cabin was about 2 inches tall!
:: We used copper tins for some of the snacks and goodies.
:: Cait also made Abe’s sweet little silhouette! DIY tutorial here.
:: We pulled out a vintage table and butter churner for the desserts and drinks.
:: Decorated with some vintage books and copper accessories.
:: We had IBC Root Beer and Cream Soda..always better in glass bottles.
:: One dessert is never enough when Manda comes! Peanut butter caramel bars and little chocolate top hats!
:: Manda made the most delicious ‘White Out’ cake. The white chocolate frosting was a-mazing.
:: Vintage glass pitchers.
:: It was a perfect day for a party on the patio!
:: We used copper wire and wooden dowels to hang the Lincoln quotes.
:: We spray painted cans copper. Love how they turned out.
:: Baby Abey.
:: Uncle Mike crafted this amazing copper cake stand for Abey and I love the tiny silhouette cake topper Manda made!
:: Close up of Abe’s sweet little silhouette.
:: It’s his party…
:: Always helpers near by when it’s time to blow out the candles.
:: Realizing that frosting on the fingers is not a bad thing.
:: Skyping with Aunt Gingy in Santa Barbara.
:: Lincoln in his top hat.
:: I’d say little Abe had a good day!