Sunday, November 30, 2008

1st birthday












I am finally breathing a sigh of relief. For some, the party season is just beginning. For me, it feels just about over. November was a whirlwind of festivities, ending with my son's first birthday party. I had so much fun planning and throwing his party, but I must admit I am happy to be done for now! 

Above are some snapshots from the big day. The photo garland was my favorite thing...a compilation of pictures from the year past-chronological from top to bottom. The color palette was inspired by the invitation, which also dictated my choice for his birthday party outfit (sweater by Gap). The favors were large balloons, with a rainbow drumstick attached...chosen because it is my son's favorite instrument from music class. I made my first ever cake from scratch (and my last ever cake from scratch), which was fine, but definitely not worth the effort. My mother-in-law helped with the non-sweet food, and my husband helped set up.

We spent quality time with good friends and good food, and were able to reflect on the year with our wonderful, exhausting, too-amazing-for-words son. We felt especially grateful this Thanksgiving season for the little +1 at our table!

9 comments:

copperseal said...

love the garland:) congratulations

kayce hughes said...

love all the photos! Don't stop clicking. At the risk of sounding older than i am...they grow up so fast.

chelsea said...

LOVE how this turned out! It's just perfect!!

Mama Bj said...

Cute party. I just had my youngest son's second birthday this weekend as well. (Monkey See, Monkey Do)

So I know how you feel. (I came down with the stomach flu the morning of the party. Ugh!)

Doesn't it feel like these late November birthdays make the holidays come a little faster?

Time to switch gears!

Ambrosia Girl said...

That photo garland is beautiful! I too am glad that the pressure of a birthday party is now behind me.

Janice said...

The photo garland is amazing!! Could you tell us how you did it? I'd love to do something like that for my kiddo!

sweet80pea said...

Love the party! My little one's first bday is coming up too, and I was totally going to do a first initial/number 1 theme. I also love the photo garland and the weighted balloons. I have high ceilings, so inevitably balloons end up lost up there. I may have to lift those ideas from you!

JenAve said...

Really cute.. My son will turn 1 next year and I'm getting anxious about it.

Brooke said...

i have been so inspired by your site over the last few months! i would love to submit a couple of photos from my 4-yr-old's birthday party.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=2008000&id=1472239100