I took some photos of him and using Picassa, designed him a birthday invitation to send to all his little friends.
His birthday card was made by scanning the back of one of the game cards.
As Max's birthday gift I freezer-paper stenciled him an UNO shirt to wear to his party. (Idea and tutorial from here.) I've been wanting to try the technique for awhile and it was really fun!
Here he is next to his girlfriend, sporting his shirt. :)
There were color-coodinating balloons,
and Max's mom and I made loads of paper pom poms.
I created an UNO card banner,
and made inexpensive party plates by gluing game cards to dollar store plates.
Little Max's face in a birthday hat made up the cupcake toppers,
and the piece de resistance was the UNO card birthday "cake"! I got the idea to make the centerpiece into a cake out of cards from the idea of diaper cakes at baby showers. The different layers stacked conveniently inside each other for effortless travel to Max's house, where I set it up and then added some shredded-up office paper for "frosting". It turned out great!
This party made me so excited to get started on plans for Annalise's first birthday party!
What a darling party....I love that cake..so many clever ideas! Makes me wanna play uno!ReplyDelete
Such a cute idea! I love what you did:)!!ReplyDelete
Awesome idea! It turned out great- so adorable!ReplyDelete
So cute - love the cake!ReplyDelete
Party and Entertaining Inspiration
What a cute idea for a party!ReplyDelete
WOW - this is adorable! I am loving that shirt!ReplyDelete
This is just amazing!!!! WOW!!! I love the cake and the theme!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE this party idea! Everything is so well done!ReplyDelete
From the Cake to the T shirt!I That party looks like it was a blast!!!!
This is so freakin' clever. I love this! Could work for 21, 31, etc. The cake is so perfect. This whole thing is so well done.ReplyDelete
I have seen a ton a first birthday ideas, but this is truly unique! I think that cate is adorable, and the cupcake toppers are my favorite!ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Love it! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!ReplyDelete
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I just LOVE this idea! I am going to feature it next week on Thrilling Thursday. Come by and grab an "I Thrilled on Thrilling Thursday" featured button if you would like :)ReplyDelete
Jessica! This is so creative; I just love it! You picked your theme and stuck with it - I bet we'll be seeing more "UNO" parties popping up, all inspired by your ideas! :)ReplyDelete
my husbands birthday is in a few weeks and i think he would love something like thisReplyDelete
This is so cute - love the "cake" centerpiece!ReplyDelete
That cake ROCKS! And so does all the rest of it. You're a genius! :)ReplyDelete
OMGosh, that party was just adorable. Love all the decorations you made. The cake is absolutely the piece de resistance ŸReplyDelete
What a fun party! I have fond memories of UNO games back in high school! Very very fun! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!ReplyDelete
I am totally featuring this at my blog! I LOVE it! Thanks for linking it up! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
So clever! What a cute birthday party!! I love the tower made out of cards!!ReplyDelete
What a great party! We will be having a 1-year old party soon. These are great ideas!ReplyDelete
SOOOOO CUTE! I'm featuring this one on my blog as we speak! (errrr, as I type i mean....) :) smallfineprint.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! This is coolest party!ReplyDelete
My son's birthday is in two weeks and we've been actually wanting to do an uno themed party, we just have been unable to decide how to decorate....until now! thanks for the great ideas!ReplyDelete
Nice theme for the party really liked it. Where did you got the t-shirts, did you custom print them or got them from a local store?ReplyDelete
I made the t-shirt using freezer-paper stenciling. You can find a tutorial for freezer paper stenciling if you Google it! (The tutorial I used is found on the blog of link I provided above.) It's easy and very cheap! :)ReplyDelete
What a creative and adorable party!! I love it! ~nancy~ReplyDelete
This is so awesome! I was looking for a way to do my son's UNO birthday party and found this page. Glad I wasn't the only one who thought it was a cute idea! Great ideas thank you sooo much! Happy Crafting :DReplyDelete
I LOVE this cake! I think it would work for my 9 year olds cake, too!ReplyDelete
love your Uno theme. I shared on my games night post http://bit.ly/xhS9u0. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Love the Uno theme... how did you get the cards to stand, for the cake, layered like they are? Cut out circles of cardboard? (what is holding up each "layer" of cards?ReplyDelete
what did you use as goody bag favors?ReplyDelete
I am planning on an UNO party for my son next month and am trying to recreate your UNO card "cake". Did you buy styrafoam levels? I'm having a hard time understanding the structure of it and how it is stacked. Thanks so much for any help :)ReplyDelete
How did you make the Uno cake?ReplyDelete
How did you make the Uno cake?ReplyDelete
Oh! This post reminded me of my niece she loves UNO so much. I can actually organize a party just like this for her on her birthday. We are planning to book a convention center for the day and I got some really amazing ideas from this post. Superb work done here!ReplyDelete
Hello, I love it! Can you tell me how you did the cake? What did you use to keep them up?ReplyDelete