Are looking back posts only supposed to be a re-glimpse at a previous blog post? Because if so, too bad. I never blogged about this, and I MUST before 2012. This post is 7 months overdue and there are less than 4 hours until 2012. It’s closer to Quinn’s second birthday now than it is to his first birthday. So here we go.
Quinn turned 1 on May 15th, 2011. We had his birthday party on his actual birthday, which happened to fall on a Sunday. The theme I picked for it, because let’s be honest it was my party as much as it was his, was Sock Monkey. The morning of his party, he decided to take his first unassisted steps! It was a another month before he started walking full time, however.
The printable favor tags, cupcake tags, and banners were from Stylish Celebrations on Etsy. Quinn’s personalized t-shirt was made by 3 Fancy Frogs on Etsy. His cupcakes and smash cake were made by me. I also hand-made his smash cake topper out of modelling clay! He had a candy bar with favor bags stamped with a sock monkey stamp made by Rubber Show on Etsy.
Quinn’s Oma made his Sock Monkey themed cookies. Quinn had a lot of visitors to his party. His friends Jordan and Cooper came, along with all of his family here in Wisconsin. His very special guests were his Grandma and Grandpa visiting from Pennsylvania. We had fun all week visiting the zoo, taking walks, and just enjoying each other’s company.
I also made centerpieces with blue and red polka dot vases I purchased at Michael’s Arts & Crafts. A pinwheel sat in the center of each one. We had a lot of yummy food to eat in addition to the cupcake and candy bar.
Quinn also had a very special announcement to make the day of his birthday…the gender of his sibling! To make the announcement, I baked his smash cake in the color of the gender of the baby. The crowd waited with bated breath…
All of the kids that came to the party went home with favor bags filled with sidewalk chalk, crayons, mini notebooks, bubbles, and more candy.
We had such a great time!