A Nautical Party for Leo

30 Jul

No no. I don’t have a mystery son that I’ve never told you about. This post is about an adorable party that our friends threw for their son Leo’s first birthday. Leo’s mom, Carrie, did such a great job curating lots of fun nautical themed details (mostly from Etsy sellers!) that I just had to snap a few pics on my phone and create a post for you. You’ll find all of Carrie’s resources throughout.

The party was held in the cutest (and yummiest) pizzeria in Hoboken, Dozzino.

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Carrie got the pennant from Etsy seller Subway Party. It’s an instant download so she had to print, cut and string it.

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Dozzino has long farmhouse tables where guests sit family style (ie: When you go there, you’re sitting with strangers. Embrace it.) but since Mike and Carrie rented the whole restaurant, Carrie used one of the tables as a dessert display.

Happy Birthday Banner: Etsy seller Cutie Putti Paperie

Chevron runner: Etsy seller Fantasy Vintage Bridal

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My kids may or may not have OD’d on those swedish fish in the candy jar!

Candy jars: Michael’s

Picture frame: Oriental Trading

Smash cake: Lovingly made by grandma!

Pennant on the smash cake: Same download as the big one above! Etsy seller Subway Party

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Aren’t these simple plates and napkins just perfect?

Plates and napkins: Oriental Trading

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Little picks from Etsy seller Chelsea Lee Designs decorated the cupcakes from Hudson Cakery.

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Of course, Leo had his own personal birthday hat from Etsy seller Prop Shop Boutique.

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The cake (also from Hudson Cakery) was so cute…

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and totally delish! (Hello, fresh strawberries!)

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Carrie’s been taking monthly (or probably more like hourly!) pics of Leo since he was born so of course, they had to display the whole year. She found the banner, which came assembled, from Etsy seller Stampin Fanatic.

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The party favors didn’t disappoint. Can you believe she got the great bags from Oriental Trading?

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The bag tags were another printable from yet another Etsy seller: Jen Leonardini.

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 Lily did not like me swiping her party favor just to take a still life shot but I did it for you, people. Don’t worry, she got to eat her gummies and Goldfish.

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I would be missing part of the story if I didn’t mention the delicious food we ate for lunch. Dozzino served simple green salads, bruschetta and “spesto” (spinach pesto) crostini.

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And the pizza. Ohhhhhhh the pizza. Of course, there was the classic margarita pie but this white spinach version was quite possibly the most delicious pizza I’ve ever eaten. (Disclaimer: I should note that I am currently on Weight Watchers so maybe I was just so crazy about it by comparison. But don’t knock my beloved Weight Watchers. I get to eat just about anything I want as long as it’s in moderation. And believe me, watching my intact of this pizza was hard!)

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Carrie and Mike did such an amazing job with the party but the cutest, most adorable, and totally delicious thing there was Leo himself! Is it any surprise my girls are obsessed with him?

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Carrie made the highchair sign herself using Powerpoint! But you don’t need to be a DIY expert to pull off a party like this. As long as you don’t mind printing, cutting, punching holes, and stringing, then Etsy sellers can help you create a totally unique party.

Happy Birthday Leo!

XO

Sue at Home

3 Responses to “A Nautical Party for Leo”

  1. Joanne Pennecke July 30, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    So cute!! Bummed we couldn’t make the pretty.

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Jenn Owen July 30, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Love, love, love this! Everything looks perfect. And Master Leo is adorable! As for my nieces and the Swedish Fish, wonder where they got that love of them from?

  3. gabisbag August 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    He’s so cute!!!

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