Picking a first birthday party theme is tricky since the babes are still so little they really don't have many opinions yet. From just a few months old Wesley loved playing ball, so that made me want to do something sporty, but I wanted something a little more original too.
Brainstorming sports memorabilia led me to the foam finger number 1, which felt like a perfect fit for Wes. I was surprised more people hadn't already done this as a first birthday party. Or maybe they just hadn't posted about it online. Either way, the party turned out great and, most importantly, Wesley had a great time.
Here are just a few pics from the super fun day.
few details: I designed Wesley's invitations and then took them to a local bakery to have them duplicate it (along with Wesley's special smash cake). It turned out great and tasted even better!
I filled a photo album with pictures of Wesley's first year and it was a hit with our guests. I did a similar thing for Carter and he loves looking through his album, so I know Wesley will too when he's a little older.
I filled the treat bags with mini foam fingers & squishy balls (both from Amazon) and baseball peanuts. Then used some little stickers I'd had made when I printed the invitations for the labels. Overall they were super cheap and easy to throw together.
In the end the party was a success and Wes was a giant mess of happy-sugar-high baby. Just the way they're supposed to be following a 1st birthday.