Happy 1st Birthday Turner Jack! We had a wonderful party last Saturday celebrating Turner's first year of life.  We couldn't have asked for better weather.  Sun shining, cool air and lots of room on the deck for our family and friends.  Here are a few pics from Mr. T's party.

Enough with the gifts and on to this awesome balloon that can entertain me for hours. - T

Thank you to my family who helped me prepare the food.  I was definitely overwhelmed when planning the menu.  I've never entertained a group of people since I've always lived in a tiny apartment, so I didn't know where to start.  There were lots of lists involved. 

  • Grape Jelly Meatballs (these are addicting and the easiest thing to cook)
  • Homemade Pimento Cheese & Chicken Salad Sandwiches (thanks to my bro & sis-in-law)
  • Spinach Dip w/Pretzel chips
  • 7 layer bean dip w/Tortilla chips
  • Fruit
  • Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes w/cream cheese icing
  • Beer, Sodas, Water
  • Smash cake for Turner

I was beyond proud of myself for making Turner's ombre smash cake.  I don't know why, but I felt like it was my mom duty to make it for him.  I baked 3 layers of funfetti cake on Friday, and Saturday morning I successfully iced them.  It wasn't a perfect cake, but I was excited it didn't fall over or crumble.  It actually tasted quite delicious.

Turner's party theme started from a blue ombre fabric garland that I made.  The best part about it was I could mix and match numerous shades of blue and it looked great.  I didn't have to worry about everything matching.

  • Fabric Garland 
    • (see the tutorial here)
  • Happy Birthday Banner 
    • (c/o Tucker Reece - Check out these super cute handmade garlands on Etsy)
  • ONE letters - DIY 
    • Paper mache letters from JoAnn Fabrics
    • Silver Metallic Spray Paint
  • Frame w/photos - DIY
    • Thrifted frame spray painted w/silver metallic spray paint
    • Hemp cord
    • Clothespins spray painted w/silver metallic spray paint
    • Photos c/o Prinstagram
  • Balloons 
    • Royal Blue & Sky Blue - Target
  • Neon Flower Bouquet- Sam's

Now that Alex and I have successfully thrown our first birthday party, I can only imagine how much more intricate they get from here.

Have you thrown a children's birthday party? If so, what are your tips and tricks?

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