March 26, 2012

Birthday Extravaganza!!

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.


A "cheery" disposition said...

Noah is adorable. I have always loved that name for a boy. Plus the rockstar theme is so cool. Great job.

The Millers said...

This party looks amazing! That cake is to die for. You have such an adorable little guy! Loving your blog. Xo

Amy said...

Hey! Found your blog from Fash Blvd...The birthday pictures looked SO cute! When my little man turned 1, he would not touch his cake. That boy is the pickiest kid in the world and he freaked out when we tried to give him some cake! (He loves it now of course...he's 3). My 2nd baby is now 6 months. I'm looking forward to him smashing his face in his cake because that is what kids are supposed to do! Can you believe how fast they grow up?!


Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Beautiful cake! Love it!!!
Those pics of Noah helping are so darn cute!

Samantha said...

The Millers- Thank you for the comment and thanks for reading! Amy- So happy you found my blog! It really is crazy how fast time flies when you have babies.
A cheery disposition: Thank you! It took us 2 hours after he was born to name him, we just couldn't decide on the right fit.
Rolex: Thank you for your cont. comments and reading. Enjoy your time together, a baby changes everything!

Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness, cutest pictures ever. The cake turned out AMAZING. thanks for sharing, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest Rachel Zoe dress. xo

Samantha said...

Fash Boulevard, thank you- I am so pleased with how the cake turned out. I'll be checking your blog for sure.