June 23, 2011

JDs 1st Birthday Party

So my baby has turned one year old! He’s now walking, waving and clapping. He can say mama, dada and a few other words, including his special variation of his big sister’s name. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t really been able to put as much planning into his birthday party as I’ve done with Brie’s. That being said, his party still rocked. We had it on Father’s Day and we had a great turn out of friends and family.

I chose a Sesame Street theme and as you can tell by the pictures, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We had Count von Count’s Mac ‘n Cheese, Pop goes the Grover (pop station), chocolate Sesame Street characters on a stick, Bert and Ernie’s Juice Box Lounge, Oscar’s Garbage Pail Snacks (little cups at a station where you could fill them with a trail mix of gold fish, Cheerios, raisins). My girlfriend Laura brought an appetizer called Big Bird’s Nest which was a Chinese noodles and marshmallow melt topped with Smarties. My piece de resistance, was my Oscar the Grouch Punch, which was made with a couple bottles of Arthurs Green Energy drink and Ginger ale – definitely a new concoction for me but it was a huge hit. The party favour was a bucket and sand toys set. We provided foam letters so the kids and their parents could take a time out from the party, go inside to the activity table and apply the kid’s name to their chosen bucket.

My friend Sarah brought a picture frame (with a special scripture verse) that everyone was able to sign and leave blessings for JD. My little sister Alison had loads of fun games and prizes for the kids. The day was sunny and bright with a dazzling blue sky; perfect weather for the pool. What can I say reader, except it was a wonderful way to transition my little baby boy from an infant to a toddler.

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  1. What a beautiful family you have!! Oh to have my kids so little again! What a blessing you have 😉

    I found you from the blog hop and I’m your newest Facebook fan. I would love it if you would follow me back.




  2. What a beautiful family you have. Turning one is just the beginning!

    • Thanks a bunch Lotus Flower! I feel blessed because he’s growing so well but I also feel misty eyed because time seems to be going by so fast and my kids are growing so quickly!

  3. thanks for the hop, new follower from MBC!
    Have a good weekend!

  4. Ok- love the cake and I must say you have an adorable family.

    Found you on BloggyMoms and I’m your newest follower. Great blog.

    • Thanks Heather, it was an ice-cream cake and boy was it a hit with the kids (young and old)! Oh, and I love the cupcakes you made for your friends baby shower, they’re so cute – Ms. Mini Martha Stewart!-)

  5. Happy Birthday little one!hopping over to leave some ? on your wonderful blog. I’m happily following along . Hugs

  6. Happy B-day to your little man! You have such a pretty family and I hope you guys had tons of fun to JD’s party! I’m really glad to land on your blog and I am now following you thanks to Social Parade and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
    Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is… no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time. See you there! Happy Friday!

  7. How cool!!! I LOVE the slideshow… so fun! Your family picture is so sweet! It looks like everyone had a blast! Happy first birthday, JD!


    • Awww, thanks Jenn! I went to our weekly drop in kids program and some of the ladies were still talking about the party. We really had a blast!!!

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