Nathan's birthday party was last Sunday. We had 25 people at our house for a BBQ, drinks, and plenty of fun. Most of the party consisted of adults (with a few exceptions) since we're new to the area and most of our friends with kids live elsewhere. Nonetheless, Nathan had an absolute blast and was a total trooper with only being able to have one nap instead of his usual 2!!!!!
I wanted to post the 'decor' and theme of the party first. Mainly because I'm not very crafty or creative and I was actually quite pleased with how everything turned out.
We did the Hungry Caterpillar Theme for 2 reasons: 1) Nathan loves the book (and so do mommy and daddy) and 2) I thought it would be super cute for a 1 year party since I had lots of ideas from pinterest.
This was the favor / present table. For party favors we did boxes of jelly bellies for the adults and loot bags for the kids.
We had a BBQ complete with sliders, mini hotdogs, and cold salads. On the main food table we also had an assortment of food based on the book: cupcakes, watermelon, apples, pears, lollipops, pickles, cheese and the list goes on and on.....
We had an amazing cake (with a train of cupcakes) made by a local bakery (idea from pinterest) and she did a fantastic job!!!
We played a slide show of Nathan on the "big screen" packed with our favorite pictures. I still can't believe how much he's changed over the past year.
I didn't get to take all the pics that I wanted since my DSLR camera decided to go ka-put right before the party, so most pics are from my amazing sis (thanks Auntie Renee).
Our guests were dispersed throughout the house as well as in our "shoe-box" of a backyard.
Overall, I love how everything turned out. I'm such a procrastinator and the day before the party and the morning of were a little stressful (okay, a lot stressful) but was well worth the anxiety!!!!
Next up, the party itself including pics of the little guy!!!