Thursday, May 22, 2014

Miller's Nautical First Birthday! (the details)

This past Sunday we celebrated our sweet boy's FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!  It is so hard to believe that we made it through the first year.  Miller definitely deserved a big birthday has been quite a year for our little guy.  Thankfully the past few weeks have been wonderful and I finally feel like we are over the hump.

When I started thinking about his first birthday, I wanted something sweet and not too "themey".  When I came across a few nautical ideas online, I decided that had to be it!

Having an outdoor party was a MUST.  Luckily the weather was absolutely perfect on party day.  We worked hard to get everything together to have it in the back yard.  One of the biggest additions to the yard is our new swing-set!  Don worked tirelessly day and night finishing this monster before the party.  I think his hard work was worth it because the kids entertained themselves and had the best time playing!

I knew if I could  find an old cheap high chair that I would want to paint it apple red for the smash cake. Luckily I found one for less than $10 and spray painted it in about 10 minutes!  Easy easy and it turned out sooooo cute  (in my opinion).

We had BBQ, hot dogs, baked beans, slaw, potato salad and chips.  I hung his monthly picture banner above the food table.

The favor/drink table.  We had iced sugar cookies and koozies for favors.  I decided to do something different than the usual treat bags.  They were a bit of a splurge but worth it!  I also set out bubbles and sidewalk chalk for the kids.  They were a hit as well I think!

I set up the cake table inside.  My usual cake lady was booked.  I was bummed at first but I think Sam's has yummy cakes!  I ordered Miller's smash cake and cookies from a bakery and Sam's did the cake and cupcakes and I thought they were all perfect!

I may or may not have rented table cloths and Don may (or may not have) said YOU RENTED table cloths?!?!  HA!  I just couldn't justify buying them for a one time deal or using plastic.  I HAD TO HAVE navy table cloths.  I'm weird:)

And of course we need a picture of the birthday boy himself!

1 comment:

  1. Miller's Nautical First Birthday was awesome. You do such a fabulous work with such fun creativities. Planning the DIY parties is not easy for me but I am going to attempt one for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. Will book one of the garden themed Los Angeles venues and finding the decoration ideas online. Can you help regarding it?