First Birthday Party

It is hard to believe that we are now celebrating William's first birthday. It has been awhile since I have posted about William. I did several pregnancy posts throughout my pregnancy and then some breastfeeding and baby lead weaning posts over the last year. I wanted to take a moment and put together a fun post highlighting William's First Birthday. William was born on 12/23 and yes it is SUPER close to Christmas. We wanted him to have a separate birthday celebration and so we officially celebrated his birthday on 12/16. 

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This party was mainly for use (William's parents), family and friends. William won't remember this party, but I know he will lose seeing the pictures when he is older. I wanted to do something fun and have this get together as a "thank you" for all the support from our amazing friends and family. 

Photo was from William's 12 month photo shoot we did with Karre Ann Photography in Noblesville, IN. 

Photo was from William's 12 month photo shoot we did with Karre Ann Photography in Noblesville, IN. 

So here are the party details. The theme - Dr Seuss! It kind of started with Cat in the Hat and expanded to include all Dr Seuss characters. We held the party at our house and there able to get some cupcakes made that we super cute. Shout out to Abby's Cakes for her amazing work. The menu included deviled eggs (green eggs/ham), cheese sticks (with the cat in the hat on them), relish tray, fruit salad, cheese ball. 

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For the decorations we put up a wall decal of the Cat in the Hat that my Mom had used at a baby shower she hosted previously. It was great to have that to use again. I also got Dr Seuss books that we used on the table as decoration. I painted the letters "ONE" for some other decorations. We got a little Cat in the Hat plush toy to serve as a decoration. I also made the Christmas tree Dr Seuss themed. I had the ornaments all red, white and blue and then made some fabric embroidery hoops with Dr Seuss fabric on the inside.  

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I put together a few goody bags for the 3 kids that were able to come to party. I used blue bags with a hat on the front of them and filled them with some goodies (Dr Seuss pencils, stickers, playdough and snacks). It was an easy and fun way to send the kids home with some treats. 

It was such a great day to get together with family and friends and we have been so appreciative of everyone's love and support. It is so special to get to have William in our lives and get to celebrate him on this special first birthday. 

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