September 14, 2011
miller’s first birthday party
Saturday, August 6
We decided to go with a monster theme. I found these adorable invitations on Etsy. I think they turned out so cute!
The monster wreath that I made for the front door.
Because his party was at lunchtime, we had make-your-own sandwiches and chips. We were hurrying around so much before the party that we didn’t get very good pictures of the decorations. I am so disappointed because I spent a lot of time making most of the decorations. My mom and I made the pom-poms above the table from this tutorial. They were a lot easier than I thought they would be and they turned out super cute!
We had tables set up outside for lunch. My mom made all of the table runners and I made monster utensil holders out of Kleenex boxes for centerpieces. Here are some of the guests eating lunch…
Trish and Maddie.
Sunday school friends.
Jarod, Sarah, and precious baby Emma.
Aunt Becky, Great-Grandpa Jack, and Great- Grandma Smith.
Miller enjoying his lunch. Grandma Paula made his adorable monster shirt! Unfortunately, this is the best picture I have of him in his birthday shirt before he was completely covered in cake.
Gibson and Torren had fun in the pool!
Haven hanging out after lunch.
Then it was time for cake…
I made the little banner for his highchair.
Best family pic we have from the day.
Daddy made the smash cake-complete with icing made to look like monster fur, cake ball eyeballs, and marshmallow teeth. So cute! But, we didn’t get a good picture of it. (Are you sensing a theme, here?) We have got to do better at taking pictures next year!
Everyone watching Miller eat his cake.
Eating an eyeball.
At some point, I realized I had forgotten to put on his birthday hat.
He rubbed icing in his eye while we were trying to put his hat on.
He was not happy! Cake time was over.
What a mess! Time to go inside, wash off, and change clothes.
The finished product.
Everyone else got to eat cake, too! Daddy made the monster cake. He did a great job!
Then it was time to open presents…
Getting some help from Torren.
All of his new toys!
Here are a few more decoration pictures…
Guests also signed birthday wishes in the “Tickle Monster” book and took home “monster” sugar cookies made by Grandma Paula as party favors.
Saying goodbye to Nana and Papa.
Miller was so exhausted from all of the fun activities that he couldn’t keep his eyes open at dinner that evening.
Happy Birthday, Miller! We love you!
Thank you to everyone who came to Miller’s birthday party and made his day special for him!