How is it possible that my sweet baby boy is already ONE? It just doesn’t even seem real.
Let me start by saying that I LOVE to plan and throw parties. I am that crazy mother that started planning my child’s first birthday party when he was about 4 months old. Not that it took me 8 months to do everything, but I was just so excited that I couldn’t wait to start thinking about it.
We decided very early on that we would have a zoo animal theme and then I began brainstorming and planning…
wooden animal cut-outs for the yard – Matt cut them out of plywood and then we painted them & added the details
the front of the house
monkey cut-out with balloons
birthday banner – not a great picture, but we cut the pennants out of cedar fence pickets and then stenciled the letters on each one, connected them with thick twine and hung :)
birthday wreath made by my super talented sister
Parker’s “Month Pictures” banner inside the house
the food table – Matt built the crates and stenciled the “Animal Feed” sign
the cake :) – my mom is so incredibly talented!
friends & family :)
sweet boy LOVED his cake!
I just love this sweet face :)
our little birthday boy had a blast!
Parker’s birthday party was so much fun! It was exactly what I had been envisioning for so long, but I most definitely could not have pulled it all together without the help of Matt, my mom, and sister…they were amazing! and Parker had a great time playing with all of his friends and cousins who came to celebrate. He had so much fun, in fact, that he took a 3 hour nap after it was all over :). We can’t wait to see what this next year holds for our Parker-man and our family!