Lets GO BANANAS!
I remember giving birth like it was yesterday (yes-even the pain…you don’t actually forget), so you better believe I remember planning his first birthday party when he was around six months! Some people thought six months was a bit early; however for me I can honestly say it wasn’t as much time as I would have liked to do all the things I had planned.
I went through countless online checklists on how to plan a birthday party…I utilized pinterest and various other sites. I quickly became inspired by moms turned party planning pros. My son loved Curious George at the time and so the theme for his party was born.
Theme: Curious George
Color theme: red and yellow with touches of blue
Food: Pizza, Pulled BBQ chicken sliders, fruit and veggie platters
Snacks: Chocolate covered bananas, chocolate covered marshmallows on sticks, rice crispy treats dipped, cupcakes, jello cups topped with whip cream, chips, cheese puffs and of course a full color themed candy bar!
Favors: Curious George coloring books and stuffed monkey with mini red canvas carrying bag “Adopt a monkey” themed favors
One challenge I have with having a very large extended family is that everyone always shows up late! There was a period of time that was pretty much a few people standing around waiting for everyone else to arrive which I will be planning around for the second party.
Here are some pictures from the party before I learned how to properly focus my new camera (sorry for the blurrrr)
It was a great party and I had so much fun planning it! I cannot wait to jump in and really start planning for his second party (I have already purchased some of the basics).
This would not be a proper first birthday blog without the cake smash photo of course so *drum-roll*