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Monochrome kids birthday party

September 26, 2016

Kids birthday party dessert + snack table, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky

Last weekend we threw our kids a joint birthday party, smack dab in the middle of their two birthdays. Our kids are born almost exactly 2 years apart (totally not planned, I swear) so I most certainly will be making use of joint birthday parties for as long as they’ll let me.

I absolutely love party planning (and crafting!) but I’m also a total serial procrastinator. Which, yeah, these two things don’t really go too well together. I pretty much started planning three days before the party with some frantic Pinteresting. But a last-minute trip to Michael’s, my mom taking the kiddos the day (and night) before the party, and my amazing sisters coming over for a late-night crafting session, meant we were able to pull together my vision pretty darn well, if I do say so myself.

It started out as a soccer ball-themed party (since both kiddos are completely obsessed with balls) but it quickly turned into a monochrome party because, well, it was way easier to find just black-and-white things that didn’t also have a soccer ball pattern to them. That and I get a little too giddy about pretty monochrome party goods so I more or less bought everything black-and-white I could find without really thinking about what I needed it for and then came up with crafting projects after-the-fact. (So now I have about 30 rolls of monochrome washi tape. Oops.)

But anyways, enough with the rambling and onto the good stuff: pictures!!

Kids birthday party drinks, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party smash cake, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party balloons, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party balloons, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party, black + white / monochrome marble balloon, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky

Isabelle and Nicolas absolutely loved these marble balloons. Or, to be exact, this one marble balloon. (Even though we had, you know, 10 marble balloons in total. Oh siblings and their need to fight over every. single. thing.)

Kids birthday party high chair banner, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party dessert + snack table, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party dessert + snack table, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party drinks, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party balloons, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party banner, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party cupcakes, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party crown, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party tassel banner, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky

This gorgeous tassel garland is usually hanging in the kids room, but it fit the monochrome theme so perfectly so I of course had to bring it down for the day.

Kids birthday party goody bags, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party smash cake, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky

How amazing is this smash cake from Made with Love by Tiffany? I’m a sucker for anything with a scattered triangle pattern. (Toronto friends, if you’re looking for custom cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, etc., Tiffany is absolutely your gal! All her cakes are gorgeous and so, so delicious.)

Kids birthday party dessert + snack table, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party cake smash, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party cake smash, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky

Haha the way Isabelle is looking at Nicolas. She is not impressed.

Kids birthday party, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party outfits, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids birthday party smash cake, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky

How perfect are these origami cake toppers?? They came all the way from Spain via the lovely Raya of Little Ray of Sunflower.

Side note: Please ignore the terribly iced + lopsided cake underneath. These beauties unfortunately didn’t arrive in time for the party (boo DHL!) so we used them for Isabelle’s actual birthday instead. As you can tell, a cake decorator I am not.

Kids birthday party, black + white / monochrome, first birthday | Happy Grey Lucky

In this post:

GenWoo tassel garland, marble balloons, giant balloons + balloon tassels | Made with Love by Tiffany triangle smash cakes + cupcakes | Little Ray of Sunflower origami cake toppers | IKEA honeycomb balls | Michael’s printed paper, stamps + washi tape | Party City party supplies | [ Isabelle ] Old Navy tutu dress | [ Nicolas ] Lot801 joggers | H&M shirt + vest (similar)

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9 comments

Linda September 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

Looking at this bday party, I want to be a kid again!!!

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Sina October 3, 2016 at 11:20 pm

hehe you and me both! 😉

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Erin Lamb December 11, 2016 at 11:01 am

Love your blog! Can I ask where you found the highchair birthday banners? So cute!

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Sina December 11, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Thanks, Erin! I made those high chair banners – I used printed paper for the flags, folding over the top to attach it around a piece of twine. I then cut letters out of white paper and glued it on there 🙂

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Breena Blake June 16, 2017 at 9:36 am

You have an amazing home!! What a beautiful birthday party 🙂

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Sina June 17, 2017 at 5:49 am

Thanks so much Breena! Kids parties are so fun 🙂

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Zain September 8, 2017 at 8:38 am

Hi I love ur whote theme photos…
May I know what camera you’re using? Thanks!

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Sina September 15, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Almost all of my indoor shots are on my Nikon D610 with a 35mm f/1.8 prime lens 🙂

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Zain September 8, 2017 at 8:39 am

White*

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