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!