Mr. Potato Head Birthday Party

My little guy turned 1! It's amazing how a year ago he couldn't do much and now he is walking, climbing, interacting with others, constantly on the go, and the list goes on and on.  We had Rylan's 1st birthday party a few weeks before he turned one so that we could celebrate with family while we were in Oregon.  It was also nice having my creative mom around to help out a ton. Here is a recap of all the fun and festivities of the party.


Mr. Potato Head Banner: We drew, traced, cut, and glued the Mr. Potato Head banner.

Photo Banner: Picture of birthday boy each month of his first year

Potato Heads:  I found some at a garage sale and borrowed some from a friend.  Thanks Kelli @ fingerprintsonthefridge

 First Year Smash Cake: I wanted a smash cake that was bigger than a cupcake but smaller than your typical 8 or 9 inch round cake.   So we got a 4 pack of foil round pans from the Dollar Tree.  They were the perfect size.  I made the best homemade frosting (recipe to come soon)and decorated it simple with sprinkles.  I then piped frosting around the edge of the cake.  This was my first time piping.  I always have dreaded the thought of making homemade frosting because whenever I would try to make it, it never turned out right.  Thanks to my cousin Jen, I have a recipe for homemade frosting  that I’m going to stick with.


  Mr. Potato Bar:
o   Baked potatoes, sour cream, green onions, chili, shredded cheese, frozen broccoli, butter


 Mr. Potato Head’s spare parts (Veggie Tray)
o   Tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers
Fruit Kabobs
o   Grapes, pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe

Water and Lemonade


Mr. Potato Head: on  table to put together
 -  Pictures of Mr. Potato Heads laid out for people to rebuild

       Huge Floor Mr. Potato Head- Made out of fabric.  Put Mr. Potato Head together on the floor/grass

    Decorate your own Mr. Potato Head cupcake

Candies used for body parts:
o   Eyes-York Peppermint Pieces with black icing
o   Nose-Reese's Pieces
o   Mouth- Life Saver gummies cut in half
o   Ears- Licorice tidbits or Life Saver gummies cut in half
Mustache/Eyebrows: Chocolate twizzlers
o  Feet: Orange candy slices and fruit candy slices
  Clown (aka my brother):  Made balloon animals and juggled 

   Photo Booth: Get your picture taken with Mr. Potato Head
          *  Props: Hats, wigs, glasses, microphones, mustaches, party hats 
          * My mom made this Mr. Potato Head out of fabric and put it on burlap.
          * Each family got their pictures taken with Mr. Potato Head.  We put these pictures in with their thank              you cards.  

Party On!


  1. Great party. Fun theme. Happy first birthday

    1. Thanks for celebrating in the fun with us!

  2. I've never seen this party done before and I super love it ! A baked potato bar! the decor! cupcakes! wheee that is so much fun!

  3. Such creative, fun ideas! Looks like it was an awesome party! Can't believe your little guy is already a year old. Happy birthday Rylan!

  4. Where did you get the table cloths? Do you still have supplies and banner? Are you willing to sell??

  5. Can you please tell me where you got the plates? I have been looking all over.

    1. @Poolgirl, My mom got these plates a few years ago when a store was closing. I haven't seen Mr. Potato head plates anywhere. Sorry I can't help you out.

  6. do you know where you got the plates, tablecloths, etc? I can't find them anywhere!