Last Sunday we celebrated our lil beignet's first birthday at home.
We propped Charlie's favorite thing in the world, his Radio Flyer, in the front yard along with some balloons tied to our garden flag and a pennant banner on the front door.
|I'm still trying to convince hubby to move that oddly placed gutter drain!|
I'm stating the obvious here, but if you ever plan to tie balloons to something outdoors, say a garden flag, make sure you really tie them up tight. I had twice as many balloons as in the picture above and half of them flew away because of my poor tying skills. Oh well. Lesson learned.
In our teeny tiny entryway I hung all of Charlie's monthly pictures.
And set out a finger print 'guestbook' for people to stamp their fingers and sign their names.
The picture above looks kinda lame. It got a lot more filled in!
I also hung the same pennant banner on the mirror in our living room.
I had originally planned on using just red and teal balloons (like the colors in the pennant banner) but I couldn't find the right colors, so our Radio Flyer theme turned into "Birthday" theme with an assortment of colors.
I also set up an ice cream sundae station with a ton of toppings.
And no first birthday party would be complete without a smash cake!
I made funfetti cupcakes with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles for all of the guests.
The birthday boy stayed over at Grandma and Grandpa's house while we finished getting everything ready. And of course, he fell asleep right as everyone started showing up at our house. We gave him a little while to sleep and then Grandpa (Mitch's dad) back with the little ones to go get him. It was so cute watching them all hold hands to walk to Mitch's parent's house to get Charlie.
After everyone had ice cream sundaes, we stripped the b-day boy down to his diaper and brought out the smash cake. I thought he would've dived right in but he was pretty skeptical at first. I had to stick his hands right in there.
And then he started making the funniest faces.
And because no birthday would be complete without a meltdown (and no one believes me when I say that this kid isn't always happy)...
Happy Birthday Boogie! I love you!