Baby Boy’s First Birthday Party

Birthday Celebration, Decor, Denver, Entertaining, Family, fashion, lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting, summer

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I recently started reading the 5 Love Languages and although I’m not very far into the book, I’m wondering if there is a “Making A Big Deal Out of Milestones, Events and Parties” love language?!  Because if so, that’s me to a T.  I live to celebrate the special occasions in life… baby showers, birthday parties, bachelorette parties… sign me up!  I will pin ideas, craft decorations, and be the first one there.

Carter’s first birthday party was no exception, and actually my inner party-planner took over and relished in the experience.  I decided that the theme of his birthday party would be primary colors… more of a color scheme I know, but nonetheless…  I mean the kid doesn’t know where his nose is, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time with a theme he could care less about, but I did want to celebrate his birthday to the utmost.  He’s my first born little angel and since I make a big deal out of these things there was no way we weren’t having a party for him!  Plus, we made it through the first year of parenting and of course we had our ups and downs but I feel like we did a great job – what more could you want to celebrate!

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IMG_1561^ Carter and his girlfriends.  We literally have one other little boy in our group of friends and he was napping when this picture was taken! 

FullSizeRender_4         ^ Two seconds later, Carter was over pictures.

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I found these awesome jumbo confetti balloons which were the inspiration for Carter’s colored birthday party.  Then came these adorable rainbow party hats to go with and I really just added from there.  Blue striped plates, red striped and confetti napkins, gold paper straws, and a cute banner I made of Carter with pictures from each month of his first year.  (Yes, I am basically Martha Stewart!)

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I ordered funfetti cupcakes for guests and a polka-dotted smash cake for my little man from my favorite Denver bakery, Mulberries Cake Shop.  They were delicious and funfetti is a staple at all of our major events.  We even had a funfetti wedding cake and I’m hoping to transfer my obsession to our son. 😉

And of course a cute outfit for the birthday boy was a must!  This multi-color striped romper is just the cutest.  I am loving Boden’s baby clothes and also picked up this striped sweatshirt for him.  This reversible rainbow colored hat and tee are also really similar and cute.

I took the day off of work for his actual birthday which was a Monday and we celebrated with a trip to the zoo including Carter’s first (and second) carousel ride and a good, solid nap.  It was a perfect day besides getting attacked by a crazed goose who was going after C’s puffs!

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If you missed it, make sure to check out my heartfelt letter to my baby boy on his first birthday and my must-haves for the first year as a mom!

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