Our son Jude’s 1st Birthday Party Yo Gabba Gabba Style!

So this is how the adventure starts…invitations!
I went to a local craft store and picked up:
Red cards, 2 hole punches (one large one small) for the eyes, and white and black paper.
I made the “bumps” all over the cards with the paint program on my computer and ran them thru the printer. Super easy! Then I glued on the eyes.
With help from my friend Jennette, my MUNO invites got some monster teeth πŸ™‚

I have a pair of “nerdy” looking glasses and Kris has been rocking them lately, so we tried them on Jude and it reminded me a little of DJ Lance Rock!

Thanks to my new favorite website,
I found everything I needed including the gift boxes!
I wanted my son’s party to be extra special in any and every way possible and I thought these were way cooler than the average candy bags ppl hand out at parties.

We are not rich by any means and we needed to keep every thing affordable.
We hit up the 99 CENTS store and also the dollar section in MICHAEL’S CRAFT STORE.

Now for the big day!
It started a nightmare and ended better than I expected, Amen.
For starters…we didn’t have the help we thought we were going to have. Kris was running around buying last minute items, getting all the tables and chairs (for 60ppl) alone. I was making the cakes…yes…cakes. The MUNO cake we made together was smaller and I had 2 others helping me. This time it was a solo gig I wasn’t ready for. It was made with 3 eggs, oil, and tears!
The cake would not be large enough for everyone so I had to make a second cake. Of course it gets stuck to the pan and crumbles!
When Kris gets back, we lost the decorations, the balloon tank runs out before I get a chance to fill my special balloons, and time is running out. The clock reads 2:15pm and my party is starting and we have yet to shower and get ready. I found amazing printable iron-ons to make our t-shirts on http://nickjr.com that I planned for us to wear, so I had to do that too.
We finally make it to the party an hour and a half late. My hair looks like a hot mess because of course my curling iron kept shutting off. It was nuts! Jude was super tired so he was knocked out while I was greeting our guests.

Jude with his tio (uncle) Ray, who is also my handsome brother.
Back it up ladies, he’s married!

Some of my prince’s birthday gifts.
We are so blessed.

Here is Daddy Dunka. Hes rocking one of the shirts we made. I wish someone took a picture of me! I was the camera lady so you get my view of the party. My youngest sister Marina made the best fruit salad and kabobs. Here is Kris modeling our YGG watermelon.
No wasting involved, its hollow!

Jude and Grandma!

My sister Marina, and Jude-o.
She doesn’t know it, but Kris finally decided she’s is going to be his godmother!

Balloon Toss
Here are all the kiddies in the front yard attempting to play Balloon Toss.
I do not recommend this game for children under 3 years of age.
Butterfingers! They kept dropping them, we spent more time filling the balloons than playing the game lol.
Time to hit the Pinata!
With daddy’s help, Jude got the first hit.

He just wanted to touch hit. My son is a lover, not a fighter.

Right now PARTY CITY is having a huge clearance sale on tons of candy.
We were going to buy a bunch of bags at $15 each, when thankful we ran into the clearance table where the bags were only $2-3 each! Wooo Whoo!
For lunch: we had slow roasted beef sandwiches, pasta salad, potatoe salad, rice, and beans.
I couldn’t wait to sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my son.
I have been waiting for a whole year!
He loved his cake too! This cake was not the kinda cake you buy at the market.
It was made with love. I love my son!

I know there are a lot more pictures of this amazing day, but I couldn’t wait to share my story.
Thanks to the encouraging words from my brother (love you!) I got over the stress and had a great time. The kids loved the party, and Jude was in a good mood the whole day!
God has blessed me with my health, my son, Kris, my family and friends.
I wanted to finally thank all of you, my subscribers, for stopping by and reading my blog. It is a bit more personal than my YouTube channel because it does involve much more than the makeup I am wearing…its my life!
*Latina Kisses*


  1. Annie

    Aww! That was the cutest party ever. You are so creative! You did an amazing job on the decorations. I can't believe you made that Muno cake! AHH! It looks like one of the ones you see on “Ace Of Cakes”. Haha. I bet Jude had such a great time. He is absolutely adorable! Especially with his little DJ Lance glasses. πŸ™‚

  2. Laura =)

    Yay!! I'm glad everything turned out so well and that Jude had a wonderful party =) it is obvious his mommy loves him dearly! I'm sure when he gets older he will thank you for all the stress you went through that day lol Thanks for sharing !

  3. Anonymous

    i just went to a one year old's birthday party on saturday with a yo gabba gabba theme as well lol. I love the shirts & the cake. I can really tell you put a lot of work into it.

  4. twistedness

    awe yeah the 1st b-day is always the most special! even though he doesn't remember theres always the awesome pictures! My sons 1st bday was crazy too! we didn't invite a whole bunch of ppl but he didnt care he got to eat lots of cake! first time he ever had cake so you could just imagine his face! haha..

  5. Sandy4UPLZ

    Love that you got to show us Judes Birthday it looks amazing and looks like the kids and Jude had an awesome birthday thanks to you and your family that help put the party together.

  6. Dye-A-Graham

    Yo Dunka Dunka!! What an amazing 1st birthday party..you and Kris did a fabulous job. I still can't get over the cake you made..adorable. Congrats on a very cool 1st birthday, Jude!

  7. Miss C i n d i a *

    Happy Birthday to Jude! I don't blame you for being so stressed out. Hosting your son's 1st birthday is VERY special and once in a lifetime, so it's understandable that you'd want everything to be perfect! I love how you budgeted and made things. I always like handmade things better than store bought. And thank YOU for sharing!

  8. Yuri

    Awww.. this is the cutes thing ever, you remind me alot of myself when it comes to my babies! lol… thats exactly how i throw their birthday parties,and every one clowns of me and calls me “little martha stewart” lol

  9. Rhea

    Awww, first birthdays are always memorable! I didn't have a theme for my daughters 1st birthday but it was unforgettable. Happy birthday to your son.

  10. Jessie

    This made me think of my Baby's 1st Birthday and got me all nostalgic. lol! They truly grow up too fast. I never realized it until I saw it for myself. Awesome birthday party you planned and accomplished. You're such a great mother. =)


  11. liz

    SONIA! this is so wonderful!!!
    how cute id jude and how awesome
    was everything! i bet it was so
    worth it, :D.

    the memories will last forever,
    and the pictures too.

    thanks for sharing

  12. Ash

    awww he is just so gorgeous!!! but ya better get started on making another wee one soon! πŸ˜› my brother was born on my second birthday and he was definitely a great present but sometimes I wish I could get a refund:D

  13. devious185

    You are such an amazing mom! You seriously dedicated so much time into making sure little Jude's first party when amazing. Most moms would just go and buy a cake, order pizza and that's it but you went all out! Jude is very lucky to have you as his momma! πŸ™‚

  14. *ms.angela89*

    *Your a beautiful hard working mother. Your son deserved everything! He have so much love, I can definitely see you made his cake from love and putting so much time/effort into it. Its one he won't forget. Thanks for sharing with us followers. <33 I'll continue to support you with love. :D

  15. Aria82

    Wow you really did awesome for his 1st birthday! Let me tell u, it's always like that…super stressed out and frazzled and it's like nothing goes according to plan when it's the babies birthday!! My daughter is 5 and my son is almost 2 and it never fails!! But at the end of the day there are always smiles and good memories! πŸ™‚

  16. Anonymous

    Sonia, you are a wonderful mother! (: I'm one of your youtube subbies & have been following your channel & blog since before you were even pregnant. I think you've grown into a beautiful woman and mother! I'm so happy for you! Jude is adorable & the party looked amazing!

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