Friday, May 8, 2015

First birthday fiesta

I know, I know. Like my previous post, this one is months overdue. My sweet boy turned one on September 14, 2014 and we threw a huge fiesta for him. I admit. I went overboard. Way overboard. But, I loved every minute. It was not only a celebration of his first year, but also gave Matt and I the opportunity to celebrate making it through the first year, which is no small feat. Babies are a lot of work, man.

For the party, I had a huge taco bar featuring pretty much any taco fixings you can think of. I prepared the pork and chicken ahead of time in the crockpot, so there was minimal work for the actual party. I did a cake from a local bakery that turned out amazing! They did a great job interpreting my fiesta theme, especially since I really didn't get them much direction. So little, in fact, that they assumed it was a party for a little girl and made a pink and purple smash cake. I was ok with that, though.
As far as decorations went, I just wanted a ton of color. I had plenty of gallons, streamers, Mexican banners, and paper flowers. I used crepe paper to turn our garage into a little photo booth area, and I loved the way it turned out. I also ordered little sombreros, mustaches, flowers for hair, and maracas as little party favors. After the party, I've decided there's nothing cuter than a baby in a sombrero and a mustache.

Callum fighting over maracas with his buddy, Henry.

Our friends Gina, Dustin, and their son Julian in our photo booth.

Me and my boys.


Callum's high chair that I decorated with crepe paper.

I love this series of photos of Callum and his buds. Perfectly sums up motherhood.

Callum was very, very cautious with his cake. There was no real "smash" involved. He mainly picked away at the frosting.

What a great year it has been! Love you forever and ever, Callum David.

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