It's quite the milestone when your baby turns one and a great opportunity to get all the family together and splash out on a big party! As Ollie is a 4th July baby there will be a lifetime of blue, white and red themed parties (I'd say I'll run out of ideas by the time he's 5). By a very happy coincidence my sister in-law (and one of Ollie's 3 soulmamas!) gifted Ollie with a Dr.Suess book on the day of his naming ceremony. The book is named 'oh, the places you'll go!' and was the inspiration for our Dr. Suess 4th July birthday party!
We moved into our house in January so the party kind of doubled up as a bit of a housewarming too.
I found the fantastic 'cat in the hat' backdrop on Etsy. It was a digital file that I downloaded and sent to a commercial printers to print. They did an excellent job, it really brought the whole theme together and worked as the perfect backdrop for pics (rather than a blank white wall!) The glass balloons (either side of the backdrop) were sourced on notonthehighstreet and fitted in with the theme so well. I picked up the red, white and blue table clothes, paper plates, cups and napkins in Woodies along with the 1 balloon.