With that said, I'm actually excited. I love hosting parties, I mean really love hosting parties! I used to have a side business of wedding planning. You can check out my wedding planning blog if you so fancy. It's called Abby I thee Wed. I haven't updated it in forever, but it still has some good ideas. So you get that I love to host parties and Drew turning one on March 27th is a reason to host a party and celebrate his first year of life! I know some mom's are really quite sad that their baby turns one, and I'm sure I'll get there, but thus far I'm actually very excited. The milestones he's reaching are incredibly fun and each stage he's reached have been more and more enjoyable so I can't imagine this next will be anything but wonderful.
With that said you know me Miss Type A has already been thinking about his party since January 1st. I could not set my sights on a "theme" I absolutely loved. Drew doesn't loves any one thing per say. Well, except his lovely Mr. Cow. So after looking high and low I decided to go with a somewhat primary color "theme" I use "theme" in quotes because come on people it's a first birthday party. We're going to have some decorations, cupcakes, balloons, and call it a day. The party is for Brendan and I, he won't remember it. No need to go way overboard. Just my opinion though. I found some great decorations at Party City, and we don't have one near us here in Podunk Iowa so I shopped online and they arrived at our doorstep in a matter of days.
I chose not to get all the decor. I did get Drew a personalized banner, the plates, cups, napkins and then red plain plates and napkins. I also did get a number 1 to go on the table, I couldn't resist! Then I plan on making Martha Stewarts Pom Poms in yellow and red to give our great room a bit of a pop.
Add a few balloons and food and we'll call it a day!
Oh and how could I have about forgotten about Drew's shirt. This is seriously the cutest thing I have ever seen! I wanted to get Drew a birthday shirt but not break the bank. Nothing for this party is going to break the bank, remember this is a first birthday party! Again, he won't remember it! So I went to my faithful Etsy and found an adorable shirt that will go perfectly!