Oh my goodness! If you haven't planned a party before, holy smokes. There is so much to do and I have to admit, I try to do it all on my own instead of delegating tasks. In the end, it all worked out and everyone had a fantastic time. Noah is such a loved baby.
Here are some of the highlights from Noah's first birthday...
The amazing cake from a local bakery. They always do such a fabulous job!
My girlfriend made the giant Rice Krispie guitar. I made little paper stars and had everyone at the party write a wish for Noah on a star. I'll save them and read them to him when he's older.
This was the dessert table. It was really simple and had specialty suckers, the cake, the wishes, and the silverware.
We didn't have too many children that came but I still wanted to make treat bags. I bought stamps at Hobby Lobby and designed my own bags since I did not find any I like in a store. The kids got a glow stick, guitar shaped bubbles, fruit snacks, pop rocks, and a bouncy ball.
The massive cupcake was Noah's smash cake. For future reference (you'll see below) have the cake people choose a light frosting for the baby's cake. (Mine did not have that)
Yes...this is my baby helping daddy unload the beer into the cooler we kept on the balcony. What can I say about that, he's a helper.
I found this awesome banner that I still have hanging up. It came with letters to customize for your own child's name and then the suckers a lady at church made for me.
My little boy starting to open his presents. He is so loved. All our friends and family put a lot of thought into his first birthday gifts, but mommy had to take over opening after the first few.
So, at first, he was not really sure about what to do with the cake. He just looked at it, with a bit of disgust on his face.Than he dug in and got really messy, really fast. To end the perfect birthday part...a dunk in the sink.