Some Boy just celebrated his first birthday and it was a HUGE hit! We went with a rubber ducky birthday theme, which meant little yellow ducky decorations and favors everywhere.
Minted tragically doesn't have these invites in-stock anymore, but Amazon has some adorable ones that are similar. I loved the little duck images, and quite a few guests went with the theme and actually brought rubber ducky inspired birthday presents!
We opted for blue and yellow birthday party decorations bought online including a party banner, cupcake wrappers, cake pop stands, treat tags and boxes, decorative paper and straw flags. They were all a huge hit with guests (and with me because they matched the theme perfectly and I didn't have to slave for hours creating it all myself!).
Yes, those are rubber ducky birthday cake pops. I made fifty and they were all gone in minutes.
Some Boy got his very own cake with a little rubber ducky candle (yes, we blew it out for him and promptly took them away before he could ingest any wax…but it made for cute pictures). You can see I frosted the cake blue and piped white bubbles on there so it looked like the duck was floating on a pond. After a little prodding, Some Boy hesitantly smashed his cake to pieces and smeared frosting all over himself. And let me tell you: buttercream frosting is really, really hard to wash off a baby. Imagine slathering your baby in butter and you'll know what I'm talking about. That stuff does NOT come off.
I screwed hooks into the backs of some of the floaty ducks (you can see it made some of them a tinsy bit lopsided) and set them afloat in a baby pool, where guests had fun trying to hook them with makeshift poles made from gardening stakes with ribbon and washers tied to them.
I also bought a blow-up rubber ducky pool from Amazon that we filled with ice and drinks. I forgot to get a picture of that but it was ADORABLE. If you ever plan to have a rubber ducky birthday party, I'd recommend you buy one of those because it got quite a bit of attention!