So the other day I mentioned working on the first birthday of a pretty blog-famous blog baby, MODG's baby G. She first posted on her blog awhile ago about wanting to pretty much do nothing for this party. And um, that's where I came in. And when she mentioned that the theme of the party was old school Punk Rock, I might have thought she was kidding. Because, if you read her blog, she does that a lot, the kidding. But nope, she was serious. Then I got really excited because c'mon? That's a pretty effing cool party for a one year old. We all know they don't know the difference anyway, so why not do something awesome?
Oh and yeah, I suppose you've realized by now that I live sorta near MODG, right? Ok, well they chose a little coffeehouse/music venue for the party, called Steel City Coffee House. The owner was awesome. I got there extra early to set up and he let me do my thing without bothering me. He even broke out a 12 foot ladder to catch a rogue giant balloon. Nice guy.
The venue was perfect for this theme, obviously. From the 3D background on the stage to the black and purple walls, all the decor just fit right in. Sometimes it sucks to go all out on a theme only to realize that the location you're using totally clashes.
Speaking of decor, when I first heard the theme, I freaked for a second, trying to figure out what to do. Obviously no one has cornered the market on british punk party printables, ya know? (Clearly I need to open an obscure party theme etsy store) So I had to make my own stuff. I decided on black and red pleather, red plaid and denim. Add in some spikes and safety pins and you're set to go shit-kickin' in your Doc Martens.
This is my proudest creation to date. I had the idea in my head and I promised it to MODG but honestly, I was a little worried about the execution of the fruit mohawk. But it went super quick and turned out exactly as it looked in my head.
I made a shit-ton of these little Sex Pistols flags and had no idea what I was going to do with them. Then I set up the fruit and it hit me. I swear, sometimes the best ideas are the most obvious ones.
The cake. Ohhhhh the cake. It was stunning. MODG had designed it in Paint (what else) and had sent it to me to show me the theme. Well the cake turned out exactly like the design. It was made by my favorite cake girl,
Allison of Allison's Cups n' Cakes.
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Check out these awesome cookies. I didn't have anything to do with them but they were made by MODG's friend, One Preppy Cookie. They were pretty bad ass.
This is my other favorite part, the banner. I was trying to think of something to hang that wouldn't be too cutesy or overdone. So I took a cue from the signs I made for John's 40th, and put little G's face on some punk albums. I thought it was pretty hysterical. A wee baby on a Rancid album? Priceless. In fact, I heard MODG's husband wanted to hang it in their room, which is a pretty big compliment.
Here are some of the albums I made. They look a lot better once they're distorted and printed out. My photoshop head skills leave a lot to be desired.
Pretty cool right? I can't wait to see the rest of the pics from the photog she had at the party. MODG hasn't shared too much about the party yet so if you're one of her readers, consider this your inside scoop.
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