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

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