The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Turning One

Monday, March 31, 2014

Turning One

My baby boy turned one on March 16!  In lieu of a party, we hosted a family get-together on the Friday before his big day. There was dinner, cake, and a DIY photo booth for some picture taking fun!
I wanted this party to be all about making memories...

The Invitations
We got the invites from Tiny Prints. Aren't they cute?! I loved them so much that I themed the whole party around them.

The Food and Decorations
The party set-up was simple and budget-friendly--proving that you can have a fantastic party with very little expense or stress. We enjoyed dinner together as a family. For dessert there was a non-dairy cake with vegan icing since Caleb is severely allergic to milk. I'll post the recipe for this scrumptious cake soon!

The Entertainment
I made props for some photo booth fun.  Lydia Grace especially loved this and tried to be in every picture! What can I say? She loves to be in the spotlight.

 Uncle Carl and Aunt Allison joined in too...

 Here are Tim's parents and step parents with the kids. I bet you can tell which is Tim's dad...

The Birthday Boy
Caleb loved having everyone sing the birthday song to him. His reaction towards the cake was a different story though. He is an exceptionally picky eater. The silly guy started gagging before he even tried a bite. In the beginning, he just looked at it incredulously as if to say, "You want me to do what with this?" Although he had fun making a mess with it, he did not eat any cake or icing. It was cute watching him with it though.
Sweet, happy boy! You are such a blessing, and I love you so much!
Happy birthday!
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4 comments:

  1. So cute! Looks like a great party celebration!

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  2. Happy birthday! I love that it was a low-key yet still super sweet party with just family. Gabriel's 1st went really well but it was pretty big. I think next time we'll try to simmer it down a bit. Love Tiny Prints.

    XO/Lena @ Root&Blossom

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
    Everything looks so cute and festive and FUN
    You definitely had a wonderful party

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