1.20.2016

Camden's 1st Birthday Party



Happy Wednesday!

I'm so excited to share pictures from Camden's first birthday party! I know I've said it before but I can't believe that I actually have a one year old now...it feels like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital! The party was on Camden's actual birthday (the 10th) and it couldn't have been better - I was so happy with how all the decor and food came together! There were about 30 of our closest friends and family who celebrated with us, and about 13 kids! I really wish I would've got a picture of the whole group - we were so thankful for everyone who showed up. Anyway, we decided to do a "Woodland Animals" theme, after I came across the idea on Pinterest, and fell in love with it!! It was perfect for Cam because he loves animals, and I knew finding decorations for it would be pretty easy.

Since my parents offered to have it at their house (thank you!), I was able to go over the night prior with my best friend Lindsay, who was such a huge help planning and decorating, to set everything up so that there would be little to do the morning of the party!

 For the food, we kept it simple with italian and turkey subs for the main dish. We also had pasta salad, asian salad (that we called "critter salad" to go with the theme), trail mix, a pine cone cheese ball with crackers, veggie tray, "pond" punch, chocolate acorns (I made them out of a hersey kiss, white icing, mini vanilla wafers, and a butterscotch chip-they were delish!), and the most adorable fruit hedgehog that my girlfriend Lindsay made...





I'm not gonna lie-the food was all super delicious! Oh, and I picked up the little burlap trees around Christmas at Target and the wooden signs were finds from Hobby Lobby!

I found the most darling woodland animals highchair banner, cupcake toppers, and birthday crown all on Etsy. Ah, they were so cute! (and I now know who I'll be using for future birthday events-highly recommend these shops for your little ones!)

 
 {birthday crown: from LaLaLola Shop!}
 
 {cupcake toppers-from AngiesDesignz!}

 
 {highchair banner: from The Shabby Cupcake!}
 


My stepmom actually made Camden's fox smash cake herself! Isn't it adorable? She did such a good job and he wasted no time digging into it!


Another one of my favorite decorations was that chalkboard sign! I knew right away that I wanted one for the entry way when people walked in. I ordered it from Sarah, the owner of Lovely Little Designs. She does all kinds of chalkboard signs (for any event you could think of pretty much) and she does an amazing job! I received so many compliments on it, and of course I love that we get to keep it forever (and that I didn't have to worry about doing my own handwriting, ha.)

For favors, I picked up some chalk (that happened to have a fox and raccoon on them!), bubbles, and other small gifts from Target and placed them in a metal bin for the kids to take home.


And the absolute best, best, BEST part (besides the fact that Cam was happy) was that since I had help from family and friends making the food, everything was pretty much stress-free. We really got to enjoy the day with our birthday boy, which was the most important thing!

Happy birthday (again) to our little Cam! We love you so much!

12 comments :

  1. Katie his party looks adorable! I love the theme, perfect for a little boy and your stepmom did a great job on the cake, so cute!

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  2. What an adorable party! Too cute! Love the cake your stepmom did!

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  3. The cake was so cute!! Happy 1st birthday to little Camden :)

    Blessings,
    Edye

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  4. It turned out so adorable! The fox and hedgehog are too cute and so perfect with the theme! Well done mama!

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  5. So adorable! Love that fox cake..she did such a great job!

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  6. Such a cute party!! Everything came out so cute! My daughter just turned 1 in December and it blows my mind to have a 1 year old too! It is definitely a fun age though!

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  7. Happy 1st birthday Cam! Can't believe he is 1 time is flying. Such a great theme and love the smash cake.

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  8. What a special party (and the cutest theme!) for your little Cam!! Happy birthday sweet boy x

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  9. He is just the cutest! And everything for his party...LOVE!!

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