Tuesday, June 1, 2010

it's fun to be one! by christy q.

Bellz & Whistlez had an eventful week, with a corporate event last Thursday and a "It's Fun to Be One!" birthday party on Sunday for one of our team members' son. Read Christy's approach to the theme, details, and planning for this special occasion. Weddings, corporate parties, birthdays, grand openings -- call us! We can plan any event!

{written by Christy Q -- bellz & whistlez}

Turning one is a major milestone, especially for new parents! It's a celebration of surviving the newborn stage and an anticipation of exciting surprises for a toddler that is beginning to walk, talk and most importantly, discover the new world around him! So when my bundle of joy, Elijah, became a li'l boy on May 20, my husband and I knew we had to celebrate this new chapter of our lives that encompassed both our love for education (Francis is a 5th grade teacher, and I'm a college counselor) and the importance of reading for intellectual development and family bonding! Hence, the Dr. Seuss theme. It was going to be the perfect way to "bookmark" this special occasion in our lives.

Party ideas were centered around concepts associated with books and Dr. Seuss. From a "Cat in the Hat" rhyming word invitation to "Thing 1 & Thing 2" face cut outs for photos, our guests were treated to a Seuss-filled environment that released the kid inside all of us! The space was splashed with paintings of Dr. Seuss characters, Elijah-themed book cover posters, and a colorful birthday banner that served as a backdrop for a "Cat in the Hat" cake. A "creation Station" was also available for parents to work with their child(ren) in personalizing their goodie bag, a white canvas tote filled with a Dr. Seuss stationary set (pencil, pen, sharpener, eraser and a mini-notebook). In addition, kids were invited to make their own "Cat in the 'Hat'" with red and white construction paper, glue sticks and markers. To top it off, guests had tons of fun creating their own photo flip book, provided by A Little Scene. This interactive station allowed families and groups of friends to be fun and zany for seven seconds and turn that action into a memorable photo flip book to take home and enjoy. It was the highlight of the entire party as it was a unique, original and personalized give-away! Overall, the details were consistent with our book theme and it really embraced and captured the spirit of Dr. Seuss! Here are some shots to enjoy from Elijah's birthday party. It was such a great way to turn the page into a new chapter of our lives!


  1. It was super fun to be part of Elijah's birthday number 1! From the candy station, ice cream station, creation station, and photo-station, it was hard not to be entertained at this creative and awesome party!

  2. You guys are creative powerhouses, you never cease to amaze me!