I had the best intentions to post all about my Little Son’s first birthday party right after it happened. I really, truly did. That was over a month ago. Better late than never, right?!
I’m still kind of in mourning. I can’t believe he’s already one! It went by so fast! A blink, really, and that year is gone. I think maybe I’m so emotional about it because I know he’s my last. I’ll never again have that tiny, snuggly baby bundle sleeping peacefully in my arms. Just these wriggly, stinky, little people climbing all over me like I’m a jungle gym. Don’t get me wrong, I love this stage, too… but I really will miss those baby days.
I made the invitations with a few scrapbooking supplies and washi tape.
I had planned for I swear the first half of the year to do a pie (Pi 3.14) themed party since he was born on 3-14 and shares his birthday with Einstein, but somehow, like MANY other things since birthing two children, I forgot. :/ We had a Bow Tie Bash instead.
To eat, we had bowtie pasta with either marinara or chicken alfredo, green salad, and garlic bread. So easy and perfect for the bow tie theme! I didn’t get any pictures of the food because everyone who came was apparantly famished. 😉 I did, however, get a picture of the cute silverware bowties…
All it took was some square napkins and a little washi tape!
I printed a bunch of blank paper bow ties and had markers so everyone could create their own bow tie. I used these as the centerpieces for the tables. Two birds, one stone.It kept everyone entertained while we sat and watched a one year old stuff his face with frosting, too. I could have watched it for hours, but I know, that’s kind of a parents thing. Everyone else was probably thinking, Um…when can I stuff my own face with frosting?! AMIRIGHT??
One thing that I REALLY wanted to do was get a picture of him and have it blown up on one of those huge industrial prints from Staples and play ‘Pin The Bowtie on Lars’, but it didn’t happen. 🙁 So please, DO IT and tell me and send me all the pictures so I can live
vicariously viKARIously through you! K? Thanks!
Of course, it’s a birthday… so let’s talk presents. For both this birthday and my daughters first birthday I included on the invitation a request that if guests wished to bring a gift, instead of clothes or toys they would outgrow, would they please bring a book… new or used! We got Lars a new bookshelf and now he has a HUGE collection of books that he will be able to enjoy for YEARS! And, it is so fun for the little cousins to pick out a favorite book from their own collection that they wish to pass along!
My most favorite part of his party wasn’t even planned at all. I covered all of the tables with brown craft paper, just because I liked the way it looked compared to plastic table clothes. Since I had all the markers on the tables, everyone started writing little notes and Happy Birthdays to Lars. I just love it!! Awww! Feelings!
Next up…. Saylor B turns 3! She’s requested a Mac & Cheese party. 😉 Stay tuned!