I Am A Bunny Birthday Party


Tate turned one on August 3rd and to celebrate we threw him a party with the theme of the vintage children's book by Richard Scary called I Am A Bunny.
This was one of my favorite books when I was little and it was also part of my nursery decorating inspiration when I was pregnant with Tate.

I needed to do his party for as little money as possible. It was challenging, but I was blessed with finding MANY good deals on woodland looking decorations. I spent less than $20 on decorations and less than $100 total for the whole party.
I was so pleased with how it came out looking. Tate had a blast and I think his cousins and aunts and uncles who came did as well.
My parents hosted the party at their house and it was perfect!


My mom decorated her chalkboard for Tate's party :)


My dad found me 3 vintage green embroidery hoops that had never been used. He got them for pennies each. I printed off images from the I Am A Bunny book onto regular old computer paper and framed them in the embroidery hoops. It came out SO nicely. 



I got the golden mushrooms (sooo hideous!) at the flea market for .50 cents and spray painted them with leftover gray paint. I found two large mushrooms candle holders at Goodwill for .95 cents each. They looked great and didn't need any painting. 


I found this wooden owl cutout on clearance at Michael's for $1.75. I painted the edges a mustard color and then painted the owl's belly area with leftover chalkboard paint. Then I used .25 cents worth of gray and white polka dot paper that I decoupaged with Mod Podge onto the top. I think it came out looking adorable! And for only about $2.


My dad found this cute vintage figurine for the party.


My dad found a handful of old miniature clothes pins at the same yard sale where he found me the embroidery hoops. I dyed them with different colors of food dye and then used them with twine to hang pictures of Tate from over the past year. I glued pictures back to back so that you could see an image of him from any angle in the room, and then attached them to the chandelier in the dining room (where the party was being held).

 

Caleb found this awesome looking tree branch that had fallen in our backyard. He cut it up and glued it together to make me two cupcake stands of various sizes. They looked so perfect!


I just used plain old boxed white cake mix in white cupcake wrappers and whipped up some red buttercream frosting and then sprinkled on white candy beads. I wanted them to look like mushrooms.
I also photocopied images from the Bunny book and cut them out and glued them onto candy making sticks to use as cupcake toppers. My mom also got me some super cute plastic mushroom cupcake toppers to use. 






I got that cute vintage deer figurine at Goodwill for .25 cents. I also got pussy willow branches from a local antique store for $3/bundle. 


Some of the fabric I used on the bunting that hung over the buffet. 
It was leftover fabric scraps I had from decorating Tate's nursery last year. 


Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that my sister in law cut out for me using a bunny cookie cutter my mom found online.


We served gummy frogs that I found at Michaels craft store, Annie's bunny shaped pastas (yum!), Annie's bunny crackers, and Annie's bunny cheese crackers.



I made homemade marshmallows and cut them out using the same cookie cutter shaped like a bunny that I used to cut out the sandwiches with. 
I found the yellow utensil holder at the flea for $1. I got all of the red and yellow plates, cups, napkins, and utensils at the Dollar Store. 

 

I saw the idea for these homemade acorn candies on Pinterest and they came out really well! They looked adorable and tasted great. 


We served celery and carrot stick shooters (rabbit food haha).


I bought these red and white paper drink straws on Amazon. They looked adorable being used in Fizzy Izze drinks and other yummy drinks. 


My mom made this insanely cool looking woodland terrarium centerpiece that we put on the dining room table. She used an antique wooden bread bowl as the container to hold the terrarium.


My mom made some cute terrariums to be used as party decorations. 


I spray painted some vintage plastic frames I had in my craft room and then framed images from the book to use as decorations...plus a pine cone from our back yard.



Last year my mom gave Caleb a book called "Natural Wooden Toys" that teaches you how to make wooden toys. One of the toy sets in the book that you can make is woodland creatures (plus mushrooms). Caleb made these for party decorations. 


I think Tate really enjoyed eating his birthday cupcake.


Opening his birthday gifts.
Caleb made him that black truck.
Also...notice that I even dressed Tate like Nicholas the Bunny (the main character in the book)? I found vintage red overalls at Goodwill (the right size too!) for only $1 and then I found a used yellow polo shirt on Ebay for $3.50 and free shipping.



Playing with his Pook.


Me with Mama and Tater.



I bought an inflatable kiddie pool for less than $10 online. Tate hated it, but his cousins loved it.

We had SUCH a fun time!


*thanks to my mom and sisters in law for the photos*



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  1. LOVE all your details! Super cute party :)

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