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Looking around the room, and seeing how many people were there to celebrate my son's 1st year of life!
Sutton began to cry when everyone started to sing "Happy Birthday." It was a true reaction to being so overwhelmed, and it was too cute!
The Birthday boy (ofcourse)!
What People Ate
With so many sugary treats, we didn't want the kiddos just eating candy and cake. Because the party was held from 1pm - 4pm, we had an array of snacks and finger foods to keep guests munching all afternoon. The adults snacked on mini sandwiches and wraps that were made fresh by me and my mother in law before the party. Most of the kids had eaten lunch, but we did provide home made mac n cheese, hand battered chicken fingers and fresh fruit for the kids to snack on.
What People Drank
Old fashioned fountain drinks, water and chocolate milk!
The handmade ghosts in the front yard were my very favorite decoration. They were unique, original and the ties just made them stand out! They were super easy to make - dowels, fabric and felt all with a few touches of my trusty glue gun, and voila! The compliments I received on my "dapper ghosts" made me smile from ear to ear!
Homemade Owl Cake and cupcakes with handmade cupcake toppers!
Activities / Games
Pumpkin decorating with pumpkins chosen from "Sutton's Pumpkin Patch."
I was on a very, very tight budget. For a girl that was brought up being taught that birthdays are for families only, and cake and one gift was enough for any child, hosting a birthday party for my son was full of many firsts! I had a very specific vision, and wanted to get everyone excited for the fall season. Everything was hand designed or handmade, so Sutton's 1st Birthday was a complete DIY Birthday party! I spent between $150 - $200 (including food and drinks) on the total party by making things myself and using things I already owned :)
Halloween treat bags filled with treats from the candy bar, hand made yarn treat keepers with candy corns in them and every child got to take their own decorated pumpkin home.