Saturday, October 6, 2012

First Birthday Celebration

I can't believe it's already been a year!  My little guy turned one last week, and we had his party the weekend before.  I spent the couple months before the party scouring the web (and joining pinterest) to find ideas to plan the perfect party.  I even did a few craft projects.  I made a birthday bunting, a photo banner with a picture for every month, and a birthday hat to match the onesie I ordered from Etsy.  I had also purchased a number of decorations, but the high winds made nearly impossible to put them all up.  Besides I realized that I probably should have shared my grand plans for decorating with my husband and dad who ended up doing most of that work since my number one job is tending to my son.  I had planned to make a smash cake, cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, and chocolate covered Oreos, but in the end I decided a smash cupcake was fine for the first birthday.  Yes, I like to go a little over the top for big events.  Maybe someday I should go into party planning as a career. ;)

I had planned to put the banners above the food table, but the wind was too strong.  It kept blowing the plates away.

I put a number 1 on the birthday boy's cupcake to make it stand out from the rest!

I love decorating cookies even though it's a bit time-consuming.  I was curious how much cookie places charge, and couldn't believe that some charge around $90 for a dozen decorated cookies.  Crazy!

I hung up the bunting and photo banner at home after the party so we could enjoy it the week of his birthday!

He did not want to keep the hat on, but we managed to get a few decent pictures with it on!