Here are some first birthday photos. This is from the little family party we had my parent’s house. In contrast to Seth, Evan does not like it when a group of people suddenly burst forth into song and stare at him. Happy Birthday to you, big boy. =)
He’s decided that he likes cake. All kinds. He knew what it was this morning at the park party and started whining and screaming when I wasn’t giving it to him fast enough.
My tip to you… If you’d like to have a quick, neat, simple birthday party, schedule it at 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning at a hot park. =) Take your own ballons tied on strings to put up and simple snacks. No frouffy serving bowls, either. Everything should fit in a few plastic grocery bags and a cooler for ice and drinks… Only invite a few friends, too, just your bestest local ones that can appreciate a birthday party for a 1-year-old. Voila! And cleanups a snap.
Disclaimer: Yes, I think fancier birthday parties can be da bomb, but I’d rather save energy and creativity for the older parties when the kids get a lot out of it and enjoy it more. Simple is good for the 1st birthday. And the cake turned out really cute! More on that later…