I thought as part of my blogging, I would be able to build a great scrapbook for myself. Even my children might enjoy looking back on this one day. I hardly have the time or energy to put together a REAL scrapbook anymore. Although, that used to be one of my favorite hobbies. The whole process of dragging the scrapbook tote upstairs (yes, I even have a tote full of supplies), is exhausting in itself.
So, I will be posting pictures of previous birthday parties I’ve hosted, starting with the very beginning. Who knows, maybe you will see an idea or two you like and will be able to use it or share it with someone you know.
Izzy’s First Birthday, was a Rubber Ducky Themed Party. I wanted to go with something fun, bright and cute. Also at this age, she really wasn’t into any particular character, color, etc.
Here is a picture of a centerpiece my Aunt Karen made for the party. It ended up being quite useful, since this is a float you can use in the bathtub or swimming pool with your little one. But, it doubled as a really cute centerpiece too. Izzy loved playing in it for quite a while after the party, and then Braeden got a chance to love it too.
At this time, Pinterest wasn’t really HUGE yet, so I kind of had to WING it – literally and figuratively! I filled sand buckets with goldfish, which creatively were called, “Quackers”. I also added some rubber duckies to the tops of the cupcakes. The rubber duckies I ordered from Amazon in bulk. I used them for the cupcake toppers, extra centerpieces, favors and any extra duckies we had after the party were used in the tub at home!
I put together some quick sandwiches and cut them out with a duck cookie cutter – “Duckwiches”.
For the party, we reserved a room at our local Town Hall facility. I would recommend reserving a LARGE space with several tables and chairs for your child’s first birthday. We invited a ton of family, all of our friends and even coworkers. The turnout was a lot like our bridal shower and baby showers, which I don’t know about you, but my house just won’t accommodate that many people comfortably.
It seems like yesterday, but it was six years ago! Hard to believe.