It was a huge deal for us! I know there are a lot of people who oppose big parties for a one-year-old but he's the first grandchild in my family so it was a big deal! We had guests from BC and from New York and all over Alberta also! It was a ton of fun and Joey was so happy he didn't want to have a nap!
What People Ate
We had a ton of carnival-style food! hot dogs, corn dogs, french fries, soft pretzels, cotton candy, pickles on a stick... etc... Everything had its own personalized label too!
What People Drank
We served beer and spirits to the adults (it was football playoff season!). The kids drank juice and lemonade.
Joey didn't get what the cake was about so he smashed his face into it and got sprinkles up his nose!
I made a two tiered carousel cake, we had cotton candy, and we set up a create-your-own-cupcake station that everyone loved! They could choose a vanilla or chocolate cupcake, whatever icing they liked and we also offered a variety of yummy toppings!
Gift bags were tailored to the guests, we had a lot of babies so we gave out bibs, soothers and baby board books. The older kids got sippy cups, treat cups and fun toys and candy.
Activities / Games
We rented a HUGE ball pit and set up a really fun photo booth with lots of cool props.