"I've always been a "do it yourself" kinda girl. When I had my oldest he was born during the summer and I have been able to make home made invitations and choose from a wide variety of themes, but my youngest was born VERY close to Christmas and I was having a difficult time coming up with a theme that was distinct, masculine, and wasn't something that lacked origionality. Also inbetween working full time, preparing for holiday activities, etc. I didn't have the same amount of time to dedicate to my youngest birthday. I found the most ADORABLE 1st birthday theme which is the sock monkey. I love the colors, theme, everything! I even took one of t he invitations into the baker and requested that she mimic the look on the invite for the cake. The party pack had every thing you need. I ordered some additional balloons and such. No complaints what -so-ever! Thank you CelebrationExpress!"