Today was Collin's birthday party! Putting together the details for the party was so much fun. Collin (and everyone else) had a great time celebrating his first birthday. :-)
We greeted guests with an "It's Collin's birthday!" wreath on the front door.
Hanging from the ceiling were garlands made out of scrapbook paper squares sewn together with a sewing machine.
We also used tissue paper poms for bursts of color.
We printed some of our favorite pictures from Collin's first year for a quick look at his growth over the past 12 months.
A banner and sign decorated the area by Collin's highchair.
We used the breakfast nook as the kids' table - with coloring books and supplies for making paper plate tambourines.
We made personalized favors for the 11 children who came to the party.
They said "bear hugs from Collin" on the outside and had teddy grahams inside.
Papa Kent and Grandma Sue put together a gorgeous and delicious spread! On the menu were pulled pork sliders, bacon-wrapped smokies, pepperoni pizza puffs, mini mac&cheese, fruit skewers, fresh veggies, cheese and crackers, shrimp, chocolate pretzels, and vanilla cupcakes.
There were 30 people at our house for the party - 18 adults and 12 children!
First we spent over an hour eating and playing. The kiddos got along really nicely and it was fun to watch them all interact. We have such great friends!
Next it was time for cake!
Sweet boy wasn't sure what to do with the cake. After his first grab, he just had one single pearl in his hand. :-)
He decided to try a little bit of frosting.
He wasn't too impressed at first...
He went for it a little bit more, but not too much!
During cake time, we skyped with Grandma Lee (+ Max and Crosby).
Finally it was time for presents. Collin received tons of great gifts! It was very sweet to watch him pay close attention to each card, and then I had to divert his attention to the toys. :-)
It was a wonderful day celebrating Collin's first birthday!