We had a few of our friends and their kids over on Saturday to celebrate Spencer's first birthday. We were hoping the weather would be nice enough to grill out, hang out on the deck and watch the kiddos play in the backyard. Unfortunately it was 56 degrees and raining, so we all hung out inside instead. We just rolled with it and everyone seemed to have a good time!
I didn't necessarily have a theme as Spencer doesn't really like anything in particular yet, so instead I bought a bunch of seersucker fabric and made banners to decorate the house. I also made a onsie for Spence to wear for the cake eating and set up the hutch in the dining room with a picture from each month of his life. I also bought a bunch of balls at the dollar store which I am SO glad I did. There were balls flying everywhere in the family room and living room and the kids loved it!!
We had burgers and hot dogs on the grill, a fabulous pasta salad (I'll have to share the recipe-it's perfect for summer), grilled vegetable kabobs, a fruit salad, munchie mix, a wine punch, beer, juice boxes, sodas, cake and cupcakes. B made the burgers on the grill, and they were some of the best burgers he's ever made. Overall, I think the meal turned out pretty well.
My precious boy is ONE!
Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercreme frosting (both from Annie's Eats blog)
Yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting (again from Annie's Eats)
In his one year onsie with his cake
Some of the kids blowing out Spencer's candles
Settling in with the cake
Really going for it
Now it's everywhere!!
Happy Birthday little buddy!!