Rubber Ducky 1st Birthday Party

Little Man's Cake

Little Man’s PERSONAL Cake

Little Man will be TWO in April – I figured it was time to post about his first birthday!

I was not planning to do much for his birthday – a cake, a couple presents, etc.  As I explained when describing Loodle’s Honey Bee Party, while working as an architect I was BUSY – as in limited decorations, a quickly “decorated” cake, and barely wrapped gifts.  I was happy when I a) made it home at a reasonable time on the girls’ birthdays AND b) had cakes made (or bought).

Literraly two days before his birthday I decided to commit to a THEME.  “Rubber Ducky” popped into my head as something cute…plus I wanted to save the Big Boy Themes (i.e. Trucks, Sports, Cars, etc.) for when he was walking.  {All of my children waited to walk until 13-15 months.}  What sealed the deal though was that I found the recipe for this adorable punch:

The Punch

Isn’t that RIDICULOUSLY cute!!  I couldn’t find blue Kool-Aid at the time so used a jug of Hawaiian Punch (?? I think thats what it was called:)  BTW – Pineapple Sherbert = not so great in my opinion.  It made the punch but no one wanted it by itself…even with chocolate syrup.

I didn’t look for any ideas for cakes because this had popped into my head:

The Bath Tub CakeThe bubbles are mini-marshmallows:)  Not being expert at cake decorating (or even proficient actually:)  I opted to use stacked graham crackers covered with frosting to make the faucet and soap bar.  Amateur looking, no doubt, but still fun I think.

It was a small get-together (just our immediate family, next-door grandma and grandpa, and my brother and sister-in-law) so Little Man and the Silly Sisters got plenty of attention.  The “center pieces” were bowls of colored water with rubber duckies floating in them.  This provided an excellent activity for the kiddos too:

Already had the onesie that said: "Chicks dig me!"  I figured chicks vs. ducky...pretty much the same, right???

Already had the onesie that said: “Chicks dig me!” I figured chicks vs. ducky…pretty much the same, right???

The weather last April was AMAZING.  We were able to eat outside…which made first cake clean-up easy.

Eating Cake

I can’t believe its been almost a year… my darn kids are growing up WAY TOO FAST.  Little Man already looks like a full-blown preschooler.  And – considering I got my first drawn-out, slightly considerably whiny “MOM” just today – he’s definitely starting to act like one!

The Family

It was a great day.  Or, as the cheesy part of me feels urged to type – Everything was Ducky!

Thanks for taking a look!

Blue Skies & Blessings,


I anticipate linking this project up to some (or all:) of these LINK PARTIES:

I {heart} Nap TimeImpatiently CraftyUnder the Table & DreamingI should be mopping the floorMaking the World CuterThe Trendy TreehouseSewing BarefootReasons to Skip the Housework Sun Scholars, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Funky Polka Dot Giraffe, Krafty Kat, Ginger Snap Crafts, Sugar & Dots, The Thrifty Home, Lil’ Luna, Th 36th Avenue, My Repurposed Life, A Creative Princess, Beyond the Picket FenceBe Different, Act Normal,  Classy Clutter, Flamingo Toes, Tater Tots & JelloToo Much Time on My Hands, Craft Envy, Blissful & Domestic, Cheerios & Lattes, Fine Craft Guild, The Dedicated House, C.R.A.F.T, Today’s Creative Blog, WTFab, Brassy Apple, DIY Home Sweet Home, Pin It Wednesday, Navy Wivey Peters, Fall into the Holidays (Horrific Knits), The Gingerbread Blog, One Creative Mommy, A Lived in Home, Sugar Bee Crafts, Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk, Gingerly Made, Diane Rambles, Western Warmth, Serenity You, Homemade Ginger, Project Inspire, Skip to My Lou, Keeping it Simple, Sew Much Ado, Easy Living Mom, Fluster Buster


7 thoughts on “Rubber Ducky 1st Birthday Party

  1. Faith @ Artistic31Mama says:

    You did a great job! The cake is so cute!! 🙂 Love the marshmallow bubbles!! 🙂 My son will be turning two soon as well (March 29th).

    I’m a new Facebook follower visiting from “I Should Be Mopping” link party. Have a great week!

  2. Rachel says:

    What an adorable cake!!! Perfect for a 1st birthday! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Friday over at Sun Scholars! Happy to see you back to share again!! xoxo

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