Wow, what a weekend! It’s been a whirlwind from start to finish, but I do believe that Knox had a great first birthday party. The prep I did beforehand did not prepare me for the mad rush to finish everything the hour before it started, but most of it did get done. And the rest? Who cares! Knox still had a great day regardless of whether I had a label on the potato salad (which I did not… still can’t figure out what I did with that thing) or remembered to hand out the party favors (seriously, a good 2/3 of the guests left before I realized I hadn’t given any out- oops!). I think everything came together, and that the birthday boy and all of our guests had a good time. So, without further ado, I will now bombard you with an inordinate amount of pictures of Knox’s “Great Outdoors” party.
The guest of honor in his cute shirt and plaid. He wouldn’t smile for me… too busy for smiling!
You probably remember the invitation from a previous post, but I figured I’d put everything together so I can look back on it later.
The main table housing the sweet stuff: Knox’s smash cupcake, cupcakes and candy. Those campfire cupcakes came out so cute, and were probably my favorite party detail. They were definitely time consuming, though, so I was very thankful to have my sister spend the night to help decorate them!
Some fun candy I found: s’mores candy in the front and chocolate mushrooms in the glass jar.
The drink table had cokes and root beer in glass bottles with some themed labels I made in Photoshop that read “Oak-a-Cola” and “Hoot Beer.” Cheesy? Why, of course! Trevor made fun of me, but he secretly liked them. The water labels were made by Erin at Ink Tree Press, the same mucho-talented woman that made his invitations. I can’t say enough good things about her awesome work- and her party stuff is VERY reasonably priced since she just charges for the digital file (diy printing). I also had lemonade, which surprisingly, was even more popular than the glass sodas.
The “real” food table. We did grilled hot dogs, homemade chili, German potato salad and chips with dip. The centerpiece was the “Knox tree,” as everyone called it. I used large sticks in a galvanized metal container, took the pictures I’ve taken of him each month, cut them into leaf shapes and strung them on the “tree” with twine. It was a fun way to showcase those pictures and show just how much he’s grown over the past year. It’s still sitting on our island, too cute to take down.
Outside was our s’mores station using our fire pit (which had gone out by the time I remembered to take a pic). I made another corny sign for the back door because that’s how I get my kicks in life.
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