Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"In a Flash" First Birthday Party

We celebrated Will's first birthday a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share some of the photos from his party. The theme was "one year in a flash" because it really has gone by so fast.

The idea came from a party seen here and I got the photo props from Oh Happy Day. They were definitely a hit. We originally planned to be outside, but it ended up being so cold and windy, we mostly stayed indoors. A big thanks to my sister Katie for taking pictures and making the cake pops, my mom for letting us use her house and to everyone else who helped out. It was a good time.

the invite:
the birthday boy (and his crazy parents):
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my darling sis-in-law (who also made the cupcakes) and her husband
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Brandon with his BFF Tyson
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my sister (and photographer) with her husband
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Will did not want to wear his birthday hat.
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the menu:
hamburger sliders and mini hotdogs
sweet potato fries
corn on the cob
fruit kabobs
lemonade
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the cupcakes (filled with cream cheese goodness)
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chocolate dipped oreos
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the treat bags filled with bouncy balls (Will's favorite), sill bandz, slinkys, and mini m&m's
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the straws and treat bags from The Party Fairy
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peachies and sour peaches (I think I got these more for me rather than for the party)
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cake pops (which everyone loved)
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the shades
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the big balloons from Party City (and are still floating according to my mom)
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I also prepared cards and asked everyone to write Will a note he can read on his 18th birthday.

8 comments:

buddhenrie said...

Nice job honey. Put me to shame as a parent.

Kins said...
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Kins said...

Wow Ali! You should honestly become a party planner. It looks like it was a blast!

The Wright's said...

What a cute party Alison!! Love the idea - just might have to use that when Alyssa turns one.

I LOVE the idea of the letters- I did the same thing. I hope it is something they cherish!

Adrienne said...

So cute!! So Marisa and I are planning a getaway for the 3 of us, after the guys go on there trip. Wish you still lived here!!

Karissa Kay said...

cutest party ever!! You're amazing.

Nicole said...

Love it ALL!! :) Great job and SOOOOOO fun! :)

Lauren said...

how fun! cute little will