It's funny when you think about how much work goes into first birthday parties and they don't even remember them!
Let's start with the stationary. I worked with a shop I have mentioned previously Crease Studio. Sarah did a great job with my invitations, my poster and favor tags:
In the favor bags, I had a package of crayons, a package of goldfish and a coloring book for each child that came! Pretty sure there is no picture of that part.
We had about 40 people for Noah's party, so needless to say it was a full house! We served pulled beef on a bun, along with a veggie tray, fruit tray and snacks. Snacks that I forgot to make little tags for and some I even forgot to put out (goldfish crackers) - oops!
I made some tissue poofs for above the snack/gift table and got some balloons, which I will say was hard to get in our little city. Apparently there is only one store that does helium balloons, so I had to buy the elmo balloon from one store and take it to another to get filled. So here is a picture of the empty table... go me!
About 3 months or so before Noah's birthday I won a birthday set from Carolyn's blog from the shop Polished Pebbles. I couldn't have been happier with the set, even though Noah really didn't want to wear the hat, despite how many times we tried to get him to!
Oh and the cupcakes:
So there we have the details, now I will just let the pictures from the party do the talking for a bit:
The birthday buddies - born on the same day:
Noah checking out his new cousin - just 11 months apart!!
As you can imagine Noah was exhausted by the end of his party! But overall he held it together and seemed to have a great time! It was on busy day to say the least! We held Noah's birthday party the day before his actual birthday, so now I will quickly sum up his actual birthday for you!!
Here he is going to bed the night before he turns ONE! I can't get over it!
And here we have the birthday boy on his big day:
Trying out the ball pit we gave him with Daddy!
But really you can't go wrong with balloons!
Mike's parents came over for the afternoon and dinner! Here is 3 generations of trouble:
Loving his Happy Birthday song:
And right before bed we read On The Night You Were Born as a family!