So the posts have been lacking around here, all because we’ve been busy getting ready for THIS PARTY.
It feels real now. We officially have a one-year-old. It always takes the party to prove it. ;)
I’ve known since Sammy was born that I wanted to throw him a “Sky Party.”
He’s my rainbow baby. And that is something so very special to me. So I wanted to honor the God-given gift that he is, and celebrate with an ode to the Heavens.
We had rainbows, clouds, planes, hot air balloons…you name it. The sky was the limit. (See what I did there?)
Here’s a few pics from the day…
The ribbon bunting was my subtle nod to the rainbow–tutorial coming later this week. It’s literally the easiest tutorial ever, but still worth sharing.
And the cake. Oh, the cake. It just might be my favorite one I’ve ever made. The toppers just melt my heart. Each one made with love for my little man. I squealed out loud when I finished it. Ask Michael.
And how amazing are these cookies?! A friend of mine made them. There is NO WAY I could ever tackle anything that daunting. I keep telling her she needs to start a business. I’m serious, Alice!
One year pictures covering the mantel, courtesy of Alicia Skinner Photography.
And ribbon bunting on our double door wreaths. I made these wreaths almost a year ago, and I still adore them. You can change the decor to match the season (or party, in this case). The How-To is here.
The favors were little clothespin airplanes, complete with hand-drawn instructions.
And what’s a party without a photo-booth, right?! Samuel had his very own Hot Air Balloon photo station.
We simply bought a large roll of white craft paper (4 feet wide), sketched out the balloon, and placed a large basket (World Market) in front of it. Big props (get it? I’m on a roll!) to Michael for helping me put this together. I was such a hit. And the pictures turned out just precious.
It was such a perfect day. I truly loved every minute of celebrating my Sammy baby.
Now…time to start planning his 2nd. ;)
We love you, Samuel. We love you more than all the stars. And we hope you loved your party half as much as we loved throwing it for you.
Mommy and Daddy