Photography by Vashti Co.
Balloons, plates, and cups – Arne’s Party Store
Table Cloths – Party City
Organic Cake is from a local freelance baker. Her cakes taste amazing!!
Chalk board signs – Michael’s
Highchair One banner DIY thanks to my good friend, Amy’s, cool printer, and glue gun!!
Elmo Birthday banner is by my step mother. She has skills!!
Sandwiches – Jimmy Johns.
We celebrated Manny Jr.’s big first birthday in February. I can’t believe when these pictures were taken my little man was officially a one year old. I’m really late to posting these sweet photos of his big day. He’s 15 going on 16 months, and I wish I could freeze time because this is such a fun age. He’s learning so much everyday, and changing and growing. I’m thankful he’s such a happy baby. He loves clapping for all things that need a little extra celebration, and his new favorite things to do are climbing on the couch, and opening the doors. It’s crazy how he learned to do both of these things in a three day time period. Life’s about to get very interesting since he’s my little sponge picking up on everything.
We celebrated his birthday with a little help from Sesame Street. He loves Sesame Street, and Elmo so it was the perfect theme for his first birthday. I know he probably won’t remember turning one, but he loved seeing all the characters hanging through out the house. So it was so worth it to see his sweet smile. Planning his birthday was a fun new experience since I had never planned a little ones birthday party. Thanks to Party City, Arne’s Party Store, and good friends his birthday came together really well. There was one hiccup that could have been a big hiccup. (Or at least in my head it seemed big.) I usually don’t share negative experiences, but I would hate for anyone to have the same experience. I ordered a personalized shirt and bow tie from the Etsy shop Best Birthday Ever for Manny Jr.’s big day. I emailed them before ordering to make sure they could fill the order, and was told it would be no problem to get the shirt before his birthday. I was excited for him to have a personalized shirt, and thankfully checked on the order. Long story short, they hadn’t even started on his shirt, and wouldn’t consider covering expediting the shipping. So, instead they canceled the order without asking talking to me. I was so upset, and stressed because I planned some of the decor around his shirt. Thank fully a good friend had the perfect connection, and a shirt was made that was so cute!! It had one on the front, and his last name on the back. I loved it!! I’m officially off my soap box about this. Thanks for listening. It felt good to get it off my chest so to speak. My in laws loved his shirt, and bowtie. The party guests had a great time so all in all it was a really fun party for the kids as well as the adults. So it was a success in my book!! If you have any questions about anything about his birthday I’d love to chat. Hope y’all had a great weekend!!