Our boy is one! I really cannot believe it. What a precious year it has been with him. He is asleep laying here next to me as I type, mouth open and drooling, and looking so cute. We love him so much!
Several months ago Paul and I decided we wanted to plan a party to celebrate this year we have had together. It was really fun to see all the plans come together on the big day. He had a blast playing with his friends, listening to Grandma read the Circus Ship, watching Cody juggle, gobbling up his cake and celebrating at a vintage circus with friends and family. When he is older he will always be able to look back at the pictures and know what a special day it was.
I think it is only appropriate, as you read this post, for you to be humming classic circus tunes. During the party we had a playlist of some favorite "circus" songs, including Entry of the Gladiators, a few songs from Dumbo and Animal Crackers in my Soup (not exactly a classic circus song, but animal crackers are circus-ish, and what kid doesn't love that song?!)
After the party was over and the guests had gone Paul kissed me and said, "it was a perfect party for our sweet boy". We had so much fun planning a special day together for Owen. We left the party a little more rosy cheeked and feeling like we had spent the day at the circus.
I had such a hard time picking pictures to post. I still added way too many. Oops. :) I will be posting the "eating his birthday cake" pictures, the gift I made him and his 1 year monthly portrait soon.
Here are a few of the things we had at the party...
Wool pom pom garland - I made it with black embroidery thread, an embroidery needle, fabric glue and wool balls from Ta Da Studio Felt on etsy
Elephant balancing on ball painting - Jasper and Ruby on etsy
Bunting (yard, cake and drink table bunting)- I made it with fabric from JoAnns
Large round balloons - Shop Sweet Lulu
Aqua stripped straws - Shop Sweet Lulu
Ball mason jars - online at Kmart with coupon codes and free shipping they came out to 65 cents each after tax and shipping
Mason jar drink dispensers - $15 at World Market
Red and white stripe tablecloth - fabric from onlinefabricstore.net
Party favor bags - Bought a vintage deck of cards, soft transfer paper and cotton baggies from the Everlasting Posy on etsy
Lion picture prop - My sister painted it