After contemplating various 1st birthday party ideas, I settled on a Thomas the Train theme. Decorations such as hanging 3d clouds, cloud posters, highchair banner, Name; letters and numbers, candy buffet containers and banners, favor bags and luggage tags, wall decorations (corresponding trains) and tissue poms, edible treats; candy apple (favors), cookies, jello cups, Chocolate lollipop (#1 center pieces), all of the aboved were created and designed by myself. Water bottle labels, smash cake and cupcakes were outsourced, via a local baker, and etsy
Vanilla cupcakes with alternating blue and red buttercream icing. Layered jello cups (strawberry, lemon,and blueberry), homemade sugar cookies with homemade icing, Color coded candy; red and blue airheads, yellow banana taffy's, and Thomas the Train gummy snacks.
Homemade Red of Blue (Blue Raspberry) candy apples, Wrapper with "Amari" cookies, #1 chocolate lollipops, assorted Thomas the Train trinkets; bubbles, crayons ect.
Activities / Games
No organized games, just allowed the one year olds to be one!
Didnt set one, definitely didnt stick to one, In retrospect bought a lot of unnecessay things, a lot of which are still in its original packaging (couldn't locate my reciepts)! I did utillize Dollar Tree when able, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Party City.
What People Ate
Chili Bar; Two crockpots of chili, both beef one with beans, one without beans. Chili offered by itself, or to be placed on top of nachos, hot dogs, and/or pasta. Condiments provided; sour cream shredded cheese, salsa,ketchup, mustard, and relish.
What People Drank
Homemade sweet tea and lemonade, and water.
My son's smile.
Son attempting to smash his cake only after realizing he'd need to be a bit rougher to get through the fondant.
Most Touching Moment
Realizing your celebrating one year of life, when knowing life is not guarenteed.
Wasn't even on our mind. Cliche answer... our son!