First Birthday Fun!

Connor’s First Birthday was May 20th.  Hold on, let me get my megaphone…ONE!!!  How did I blink and a my tiny baby is a toddler???  We celebrated with close family and friends on Memorial Day weekend.  It was a blast.

Party planning is my crack, it’s almost therapeutic for me.  The ability to create something from start to finish and feel the pride in a well executed party that people enjoy just brings me joy.  Naturally, I went all out for my little bug…I mean who needs sleep anyway?!  My most productive hours are from 9pm to midnight these days.

I picked a sock monkey theme ages ago, mainly because of all of the cuteness I saw on Pinterest.  I found wonderful things on Etsy (see credits below) and shopped around at craft stores.  Enough yapping, photos please!
bday 1
bday 2 We served picnic foods: hot dogs, BBQ ribs, cole slaw, potato salad, orzo salad, bean salad, green salad and watermelon.
bday 3 For dessert I made funfetti cake with marshmallow buttercream and banana pudding parfaits, and got the most adorable sock monkey cookies from Lorraine’s Cookies.  I put together Monkey Munch favors after seeing Bakerella’s cowboy one.  I put them together in jars and topped them with burlap, twine and tags.
bday 4 How adorable are these cookies?!
bday 5 Connor really loved his cake!
bday 7 He was such a good sport for photos.
bday 6

We love you sweet boy.
bday 8

What theme did you pick for your little one’s most recent party?  I’m already dreaming up ideas for next year!

Vendor Credits & Resources:
high chair banner – Shred Handmade | invitation & party printables – Hello Love Designs | ONE shirt – Lil Threadz Clothing | polka dot balloons – Bake it Picture Perfect | party supplies – Pink Lemonade Party Shop & JoAnn Fabrics | cookies – Lorraine’s Cookies | party favors idea – Bakerella | funfetti cake recipe – Baked Bree | banana pudding parfait recipe – Hostess with the Mostess | giant Schylling sock monkey – Zulily but can be found here

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on YummlyEmail this to someonePrint this page
This entry was posted in baby & kids, parties, personal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*
*