My adorable little nephew just turned 1! I can't believe it has been a year already since I made these shirts for my family to meet him in the hospital.
He had a milk and cookie themed party. And I designed the invitations. I used Adobe Illustrator to draw out the design.
I also helped my sister out while she made dozens and dozens of cookies by making the cookie cake.
I used 3 chocolate circular cakes with a thin layer of icing in between for the base. And for the cookies on the top I carved the cookie shape out of 2 white circular cakes. Since the shaping left all the edges crumbly I had to do 2 layers of icing to cover the cake crumbs that mixed into the icing.
I then stuck real chocolate chips into the cookie on the top. I used larger bakers chocolate chips for decoration around the bottom and top of the base cake.
I think Liam thought my cake was awesome!
I also made a chalkboard poster for a photo prop with all of Liam's first year information. There are a lot of them on Etsy right now that are hand painted with pen markers but I am a little more indecisive, I like to place something try it out, move it around, change the font, see where it looks best.... so I did my poster on the computer.
I used Adobe Illustrator but you could use any vector based design program. I downloaded my favorite chalk board fonts from www.dafont.com or you could use the links from this site: http://www.lilblueboo.com/2013/01/favorite-free-chalkboard-fonts.html
I took the file to staples and printed a engineer print, only cost $3.46. Then I used spray adhesive to attach the paper to a black foam board then cut off the white border and voila! Done.
My sister had tons of unique, special touches to make this party awesome, these were just my contributions.