“I Love Lulu” – a retro birthday party

Lulu’s first birthday was last week, and we had her party on Saturday: very low key, dinner with family – Mommy put together a little “I Love Lucy” theme…

webcardIf you are trying to create your own custom “I Love Lucy” heart, Google the Coronet font; it’s not an *exact* match for the original since that was hand drawn, but pretty close, don’t you think?

IMG_4179Mommy got this super cute outfit from The Tiny Closet Boutique on Etsy. I’m pretty sure Lulu should wear tutus All The Time from now on because she looked insanely adorable.  She sent in the heart graphic and they digitized it to add to the shirt. Mommy printed that same graphic on iron on transfer paper to make my shirt.

P1010048The color scheme was red, black, white, and turquoise, with fun polka dots.  The straws came from Cupcake Social on Etsy.

P1010053The cake! Mommy doctored up a Duncan Hines Devil’s Food mix, and made Magnolia Bakery vanilla buttercream frosting. It was delicious.

P1010056Birthday banner! Glittery cardstock, polka dotty scrapbook paper, and stick on letters. Easy peasy.

P1010057We tried to stick to a 50s theme with the food: the appetizers were pigs in a blanket and potato chips with onion soup mix dip. The main meal was a nod to a classic tv dinner: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a vegetable.  We made Ina Garten’s Roasted Broccoli because it’s the yummiest ever. Mommy picked up $1 frames and printed the televisions on cardstock to hot glue on them.

You don’t mind a few more party pics, do you?

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12 Comments

  1. It looks like Lulu had an awesome party! I absolutely love the theme…so fun and unique. And I LOVE Lulu’s outfit too!

    • It was fun – and pretty simple! Rylie’s parties always look fun – I wish we had one of thouse bounce places near us… And I love Hello Kitty. 🙂

  2. What a wonderful, completely personalized birthday theme! Everything looked great. Happy Birthday to LuLu!

  3. Lulu is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!! She is the cutest!!!!!!!
    As the mother of a Lucy, I feel totally qualified to tell you the “I love Lulu” heart was perfect. You nailed it!!
    The picture of her asleep at the end made me squeee!!! The cuteness overwhelmed me.
    Fantastic party!! You are a force to be reckoned with!!!

  4. Happy birthday I need to try that roasted broccoli

  5. What an adorable theme, that was a great idea! She’s darling!

    • Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by – I love your blog, and I admire your parenting so much. You have such creativity and humor!

  6. I am currently planning an I love lucy themed party and I was curious where you got your invitations! The party looks adorable!

    • Thanks so much! I actually made the invites myself and had them printed at Office Depot. I use Paint.net, which Is a free faux-Photoshop. If you decide to make them, I can dig up the tv graphic and send it to you if you like.

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