I had so much fun planning Luke's first birthday party. From early on, I knew what I wanted the theme to be...."You Are My Sunshine." It's such a sweet song that we have sang to Luke since birth.
Here is the invitation we sent out to our friends and family. (My contact info and address is blurred out.)
We had about 35 people come for the party. I had planned on it being completely outdoors, but it rained all day long! It all worked out great though. Here is our front yard on the day of the party.
Looking up our walkway...
Here's the main display I set up.
On the back wall, there were all of the monthly photos I have taken of Luke. We had all sorts of candies and snacks like pretzels with melted candy on top, mini quiches, pizza rolls, a veggie tray, popcorn,
and deli rolls. We had many different lollipops, candy coated chocolates, rock candy, taffy, and bubble gum. To drink, we had water, sweet tea, and lemonade.
Outside, we had lanterns and streamers, and beach balls.
The party favors for the children were small star shaped sunglasses.
How old are you?
Even though we got rained out, the party still went pretty well. The kids stayed inside and played with the 50 balloons we blew up.
We tried to do a smash cake (that Luke's Poppa made him) but Luke had no interest in smashing it. I spent the last year trying to teach him how to be clean, so when it came to getting messy, he was like NO THANK YOU!
Luke shared his cake with mommy and daddy. So sweet.
When Luke started crying, Sam (the little boy to the left) said "It's okay baby Luke," and he blew him a kiss. So sweet.
The day ended with the birthday boy going to bed three hours early. He was OUT!
Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate our little one's first birthday. And also thank you to everyone who remembered him with a phone call, text, and cards. We love you!