Baby’s First Birthday

My baby turned one in February!

It is hard to believe how a tiny newborn who was so helpless at first is now my little boy with tons of personality. We made some special plans to celebrate his first birthday with a lot of family, so I wanted to do a few projects.

My inspiration for his t-shirt and birthday hat is from one of my favorite blogs, Crap I’ve Made:

I’ve already done a fun applique shirt for Valentine’s Day, so this was a breeze. I gathered my supplies….

Ironed my fusible web to the dinosaur fabric and cut it out:

Then ironed on my number 1 and my son’s name with iron-on letters. It’s an adorable, 5-minute project!

I also added some stitching to the edges.

I had extra dinosaur fabric so I made him a matching party hat by using spray adhesive and some hot glue to attach the fabric to a hat (bought from Target), then decorated it some more with ribbon and a pom. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t wear his hat for more than the time it took me to snap some blurry photos.

Since we were going with a dinosaur theme, I did a quick search on Amazon and found these adorable molds for just over $9:

Melting chips come in pre-made colors which resulted in adorable blue and red dinosaur chocolates to put on his cupcakes! Such an easy little project and they are the perfect mix of boy and cute.The mold is small so it will be easy to store away for a future boy party.

My mother-in-law made these cute candy bars and dinosaur cookies:

The results? A happy birthday boy!