Viking Birthday Party
As my middle son’s birthday is drawing nearer (less than a week away!), I am doing the natural motherly thing and reminiscing. And lucky for you, you get to join me on my trip down memory lane, back to his first birthday, a Viking Party!
Elliot’s birthday fell just around the time we closed on our first home, so we did a combined first birthday and housewarming party all in one. I drew this little viking ship myself. It’s not awesome, but it gets the point across.
Viking gear is a little in short supply (why? I don’t know), so I made my one-yearer a shirt myself using my favorite freezer paper stenciling method. I drew this viking using some other images as inspiration, and I was pretty happy with the end result. Cute, but definitely a viking.
For his cake, I did a chocolate cake with a samoa inspired icing because, well, it sounded super yummy to me. Then I cut the cake in the shape of the viking head I had used for his shirt. I decorated it with modeling chocolate. I was actually finishing this cake while everyone was there, so I forgot to take a picture of it completely whole, but here’s what it looked like minus a small section of his beard. Elliot had his own smash cake that was a small viking helmet.
What really inspired this viking theme were these hats. I thought they were so cute, and seemed really easy to put together. And they were. I was so pleased with them. They were made to fit kids, but because of their stretch, they could fit adults too!
The Thank Yous
Again I used the viking that I drew myself, only for the thank you notes, I did not print the beard on the card. I filled that in with yarn. I loved how the beard had the ability to “sway”. The card read, ” I guess you could say I’ve taken a ‘viking’ to your gift. Thank you!”
And that was my boy’s first birthday party. And now I get to plan his second. Stay tuned for a Tiger themed party soon!