We sure had a fun filled weekend. We celebrated Liam's first birthday with a little party. And trust me, if we had the funds and a bigger place to have the party, it wouldn't have been little. BUT it was perfect the way it was and I think Liam enjoyed himself. I know I sure did. I had planned for a little while what I would like to do theme wise. I thought of a jungle theme, but Ian brought up a great idea to have the theme of "one". I loved it. There is only so much you can do for that, but I went with primary colors for the decorations. I made a felt pennant banner and some pom poms that I was inspired by here. I had strung some streamers and made some coordinating party hats for the kids. The night before I baked the cakes and then decorated them that morning. I was actually a little teary that my baby was going to have one of my cakes that I have been baking for years. I really didn't' think this little monument would ever happen! We just had a few friends over with their kids, really small and intimate and it was a blast. I made a "homemade"
version of skeeball (my favorite
game) and since Liam didn't have an opinion I knew it would be okay. I just taped three different sized bowls together...the first one worth 1 point, the second worth 11 points and the third worth 111 points. The kids had a blast (and I think the adults enjoyed it a bit too.) Afterwards we opened up gifts (which, thank you all for the fabulous presents. Liam has loved playing with them) and then we had delicious cake and ice cream. I just bought his new birthday so I was the anal mom and took it off so he could get as messy as he wanted. He had no clue what to do with it. Such a change from the boring Cheerios that I put on his tray. Finally Rachel and my mom convinced him to get into it and then he went crazy. He was up a lot later than usual that night...I think he was on a sugar high! Earlier in the week I made some party favor bags to give to his guests so those were fun to shop for. I really tried to keep the cost low so it was fun to see what I could do for everyone for about $1.25. I sent home some cake for some husbands that couldn't be there and all in all we had just enough cake to have a midnight snack last night. Yes, Liam does have little friends that are boys, but I didn't even realize that the friends we invited are all girls! He is such a ladies man!!!
I know that he won't even remember anything about this day, but I sure will and I will let him know how much he is loved.