Baby Ari’s Yo Gabba Gabba 1st Birthday Bash!

October 21, 2013 in Akron,Ari Davis,birthday,crafty,cupcakes,desserts,family,fun,life,links,mommyhood,Oh baby!,Ohio,parenthood,party,pinterest

TGIO! Thank goodness it’s over! Ha ha! But seriously, I planned and planned for that party like it was my job! The weather was terrible, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time.

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I’m short on words today because I’m beyond exhausted (still). Sorry (#notsorry) this post is a bit heavy on the pictures!

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I made the DJ Lance Rock Boomboxes by taping print-outs from Nick Juniors website to individual animal cracker boxes. And I made the Muno chocolate covered pretzels myself.

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And the yellow popcorn boxes were purchased from The characters were printed out from Nick Junior and glued on. Lots of hours went into these projects!

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I ordered his smash cake (above) from Pure Delite. It was vegan + gluten free! Also made with half the sugar of a traditional cake. My mom made all of the cupcakes, which were also gluten free, but not vegan. I figured if Babycakes was going to eat cake, it better be the most healthy cake possible!

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I bought the yellow pails from as well. The Plex eyes were printed from the Nick Jr website, glued on by yours truly! Chex mix = Plex Mix for the win!

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I purchased the PDF for these name tags from etsy shop Reddish Orange and printed them at Staples. If you’re familiar with Yo Gabba Gabba, you know the “Hi My Name Is Rachel… and I Like To Dance!” Ha!

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I bought the popcorn from Metropolis Popcorn here in Akron. They have tons of flavors and I am obsessed! Of course I had to get something colorful for the party, but I don’t actually think the kids cared either way. Popcorn is popcorn, right?? 🙂

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And yeah, I may have made my husband dress up as DJ Lance Rock for the party (found at I even found a striped shirt to “dress up” as Brobee! Ha!

Most perfect 1st birthday ever! I know he’ll never remember it, but I always will. Just like I’ll always remember these first 12 months with Ari, forever and always. And during the party I was proclaiming “I’ll never do a party like this again!” who am I kidding!? I totally will!

We were so grateful to all of the friends and family who came out to celebrate with us!


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel W October 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

RACHEL!! It was adorable!!! Seriously. Just so cute 🙂 I can’t believe these babies are ONE!


Mrs. C. October 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm

SO cute!! Nice job mama!


Heather October 22, 2013 at 7:50 am

Amazing!! Mother of the Year, for sure!!


Amanda October 22, 2013 at 7:51 am

Such an adorable party and your husband looks so cute in that last photo! You’re an amazing mommy for doing all that hard work!


Jessica @ Anchored in CLE October 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

This is SO c-u-t-e!!! And one day he’ll look back on these pictures and will see how loved he is! 🙂


Alicia at Poise in Parma
Twitter: poiseinparma
October 23, 2013 at 7:48 am

I can’t handle how cute all of this is. And Chad is adorable too in that costume, ha! So happy for you to have such a wonderful time celebrating. All the work paid off, girl!!


katelin October 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

aw what an adorable party! still can’t believe the little guy is one already. glad the party was a success!


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