My baby turned one on Saturday. I know. I can't believe it. It feels like he was just born. We had a small family get together and I thought I would share with you the ins and outs of our super-simple party.
First things first.
The theme: Little Blue Truck.
I have been a fan of these books since Ryals was born. Literally. My mother read it to him in the hospital, six years ago, the day after he was born.
But for some reason, I've not ever used it as a birthday theme until my third baby!
I ordered these invites off Etsy and they were delivered digitally (you can support a small business this way without spending a fortune!). The owner of the shop customized them with our info (which I took out to share on here) and I simply texted the invite to everyone. I know that's not the classiest of ways to get the info out, but honestly, right now it's whatever is the easiest.
Decor: DIY and Use what you have
I did order a birthday banner, but my printer ran out of ink halfway through, so I just used a small portion of it for decorating.
I made an adorable bunting for the back of Jesse's chair (that truck in the center came from said banner). The fabric some of you long-time readers might recognize from Isaac's nursery way back in the day. I just ripped up some leftover pieces and ran with it.
I also used some things we already had like this pig chalkboard, that I wrote happy birthday on and hung near the front door. I also decorated with our Fisher-Price farm sets and a bucket of farm animals from Walmart.
My mother, who has a great eye, helped arrange things for me.
I also had Jason pick up some fake sunflowers to throw in a vase because that just feels farmy to me. And I used a metal six-pack carrier to hold utensils, napkins, and cups.
Food: It's the best part.
I kept the menu simple. Except for the cake. Oh. Good. Heavens. That cake. It was gorgeous. And it tastes amazing. I will dream about that cake long after it's gone. We got a friend, who bakes cakes as a side business to make it. She charged us a very reasonable rate (I expected to pay a lot more). It was worth every penny.