Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Let the Celebrations Begin

Little G isn't officially a year old until July 8, but when he was born we took a mommy/baby class at Isis with seven other mommies and their children who were all born within six weeks of each other. So, we had the parents and their babies over to our house this past weekend for a joint birthday party.

I tried not to go overboard, but as previously mentioned, I'm on crack, so I made up some favor bags and decorations to fully festify the place.

A friend of mine gave me a kit for a monkey party a while back, so I used some of the decorations from that including these awesome monkey cake decorations.

I also had a cheese and grape spread for the kids with cheese crackers (not pictured). In addition to that we served meatballs for the kids and hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, chicken...your standard BBQ fare.

The highlight for me for the afternoon was getting to see all of the kids together and see how much they have grown over the past year. Second on the highlight list was watching Little G eat his first cupcake. They were vanilla cupcakes with whipped cream frosting, so I was totally comfortable with him going to town...

But he very cautiously checked out the frosting...

...and then meticulously ate all of it off the cupcake...

...when he was done, I'm not sure he realized that the cupcake was actually edible...so I broke it into a couple of pieces for him...

...and he proceeded to eat that efficiently as well.

He ate. the. whole. cupcake. And with VERY little mess if I do say so myself. I'm such a proud mama.

Another special treat of the day was that one of the daddies is a burgeoning photographer who took lots of really great pictures. Having professional pictures of my son as he turns a year old has always been in the back of my mind...but it isn't something that we really want to budget for...so to have received these pictures was a wonderful, greatly appreciated, surprise. All pics below are from the super talented PurpleGanesh.

It was a great afternoon and we all had lots of fun and this wasn't even Little G's OFFICIAL birthday event...nope we have a couple more parties to get through before that happens.

Any birthday parties in your calendar this summer?


  1. Oh my gosh! Little G is such a cutie! I love the pictures where you can see his little teeth. Ahh so cute!

    And look at you...Mrs. Party Planner! Very cute decor!

  2. looks like a great party! love those pictures of G :-)

  3. The flag bunting is adorable, lady! I love that you captured Little G's first cupcake moment. He's got the cutest little grin! :o)

  4. What a fab party! And happy early birthday to Lil G!!

  5. Great party - love the banners! Your son is adorable...the cupcake photos are priceless!

  6. Lovely!

    And I can't believe his first birthday is just around the corner. How did that happen?!