We had guests fill out cards with their hopes and wishes for Ford
I completed 12 monthly photos of Ford and knew I wanted to display them at his party. I got my hands on a free pallet from a neighbor and nailed the photos along the wood. We chose #FordsFirst as the hashtag and had fun looking at what our friends posted!
I laminated his birthday banner so I can use in the future!
I had originally planned on making a mini angel food cake for Ford's smash cake but that was an epic fail. Luckily Nothing Bundt Cakes came to the rescue and a $3.99 bundlet did the job. Ford's birthday hat is from Dainty Couture and I plan on him wearing it on his birthday until he is 100.
Erica from Inspired By Above make a sweet little chalkboard birthday print for Ford and I am absolutely smitten with it! It was a fun way to share Ford's current stats/tricks/likes with our guests and I plan on hanging it in his room! Erica is offering $10 off any chalkboard print order placed before September 30th and 10% off an invitation order! If you mention my blog, you can get an additional 10% off!
I printed the chalkboard print as an "engineer print" at Staples, tacked it to a foam poster board, and set it on a borrowed IKEA easel. Fun, easy, and cheap birthday party decor!
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Our milk and cookies bar!
I used Starbucks Frap bottles as vintage milk bottles, Jon enjoyed me making him drink the fraps! In addition to milk and cookies we served corn dogs, individual pasta salads, cupcakes, fruit kabobs, and salty snacks. I made homemade lemonade and had a big galvanized tub of beer, water, and sodas.
It didn't surprise me that Ford didn't care for his birthday cake because he is so picky right now. I tried giving him chocolate cake at a wedding a few weeks ago and he refused. Who is this kid?! He enjoyed feeding mommy his cake and ended up eating 4 cookies, whoops!
Embry in her festive Milk and Cookies dress!
The party was awesome and was over in the blink of an eye. I forgot to take pictures of most of the decor and wish I would have gotten a picture of all the baby friends we had over. After his cake smash, Ford spent the rest of the party on his splash pad shrieking and having a blast. Party of one!
My family stayed over after the party to help clean up and we put the babies to bed, ordered pizza, and opened his gifts! Boy do 1st birthday parties take a lot out of you. Thank you to our friends and family who helped make Ford's birthday party a hit! This morning we are off to Ford's 12 month well check and shots. Eeek.