Somewhere around the time that Nolan was born, I started to fall in love with little kids’ birthday parties. I had always fawned over the cute details of bridal showers, baby showers, and weddings, but I started thinking about my baby Nolan’s first birthday party, and I got SO excited!
I’ve put a lot of time and work into the parties I’ve thrown for my sons because ultimately, I want to create unforgettable memories for them (and for all of the family and friends that attend)! Granted, my boys may not remember their first couple of parties, but we’ll have the photos to show them. Nolan STILL talks about his donut party—8 months later! So I don’t think there’s a chance he’ll ever forget it :)
Andrea is doing a linkup today—Show and Tell Your Favorite Party. I can’t exactly decide which is my favorite, so I’ll share the FOUR kids’ parties I’ve thrown (three for Nolan and one for Ephraim). The most recent was Ephraim’s Peter Rabbit 1st Birthday Party.
It was a winter party (end of January), so the spring garden theme made all of us happy!
This cake was a labor of love by Steve and me, but I thought it turned out PERFECTLY!
I had some fun with Candy Melts making Lettuce Oreo Truffles and Carrot Pretzels. :)
Making the invites, graphics, and signs might be my favorite part of party-planning!
We waited until Ephraim’s birthday party before we gave him cake for the first time, and he was really into it! Then it smashed into a million pieces and he cried and CRIED!
For more photos of the Peter Rabbit party, click here.
Nolan celebrated THREE years with a DONUT PARTY! It was a huge hit :)
Nolan’s birthday is in early September, so it’s still summery weather. This day was a little rainy, so we stayed indoors and had a sugar overload!
Steve and I made this “cake” out of a styrofoam cone, toothpicks, and donut holes. Yum!
The kids liked donut ring toss!
For more photos of the donut party, click here.
The year before that, we went all out with a TRAIN theme for Nolan’s SECOND birthday!
The color scheme was orange, navy, red, and mint! I love buying M&Ms in custom party colors :)
My mom makes the pretty sugar cookies at all of our parties!
To see the rest of the train party, click here.
And lastly, for Nolan’s very first birthday, we did a classic NAUTICAL theme :)
Look how little and innocent he was!
For the post on the nautical party, click here.
Looking through all of these party photos really puts a smile on my face! They were some of the BEST days of my life!
As the summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking themes for Nolan’s 4th birthday party! I asked him what he wanted a few days ago, and he said a dog party. We will see!
What has been your favorite party (to host or attend)?