Saturday, June 05, 2010

1st birthday photos…


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…

1 comment:

Rachel said...

You know we love this idea! (the park party, I mean!) This will be Collin's first year without one (he's turning 6). I love how easy it is, no rental fees, no big mess to clean up! Love, Love, Love park parties!!! : )

Happy Birthday Evan!!! : )