Last year we celebrated our son’s very first birthday. He was born a week or so after tax season, and I had all of busy season to plan his birthday bash! I had so much fun putting it all together.
In 2009, Disney’s Up was released, and I remembered it being such a feel-good movie. I also recalled it being visually appealing with a wonderful theme and story.
It takes a lot to plan a child’s first birthday, especially when you have a theme you want. There are so many ideas out there, and it’s so hard to pick and choose what you want to incorporate and what you want to eliminate. There’s only so much a mom and family can do.
In the end it’s all about the child. Yes, he was only one. So the party was really to satisfy the parents’ and grandparents’ wants and wishes for a memorable birthday party for their child or grandchild.
Kai can look back on pictures/stories/videos on his 1st birthday party!
We started off by searching for and ordering Kai a pilot’s hat online. I found one for less than $2USD. Downside: it took a month to get here. I used Photoshop and Canva as my design tools and Vistaprint to print the postcard invitations! Here’s how they came out.
It took a lot of planning and help from family and friends, but we pulled it off! We lucked out with the weather because our little cape could not have accommodated the number of people in attendance. Here’s a link to our party pictures.
During the party, we had a welcome table where we asked our guests to sign a ‘balloon’. They were card stock paper circles I punched out. During the party, I took a lot of pictures. One of the pictures just happened to be perfect for the ‘guestbook’. Here’s how it came out.
Even though daddy did not want to do something this large until Kai turns 5, we are already planning for his 2nd birthday party!
This time we won’t be having it at home. I can’t wait to share more details for his upcoming party:)