Tomorrow is my babies 1st birthday...I can't believe it has been a year already. I truly can't imagine my life without my 2 boys....I should say 3 boys. What would a moment be like this without some kind of celebration!
My house is not big enough to have everyone over for a good old fashion family party. If this was the summer I would have done something outside in the back yard but March/April is too unpredictable with the weather and it is still a little cold.
I picked a nice seafood restaurant to have everyone at for a few of reasons. One it is a really nice place very close to the house and the food is always good. Two we have a bunch of people who are on diets and restrictions where the fish doesn't make them feel like they are left out. Last but not least they serve hot popovers with strawberry butter...a family favorite!
Now that was done I needed to send out the invitations and pick a theme. I don't have to do much decorating at this place because they have a nice theme already going. Also I didn't want to pick any random old thing because the birthday boy can't really tell me what he wants. So Heidi and I thought about it for a minute...he LOVES animal crackers. I mean LOVES them...they are like a drug to him. It is the thing that keeps him happy and quiet in stores...doctors visit..car...you name it.
This is what we came up with for the invitations that I sent out to our family and friends:
The other side has all the party information with the top line saying: I can't believe it has been a year, William's first birthday is already here!
What I did was bought the boxes of animal cracker and cut the two sides off of them. Print the wording on card stock and used double sided tape to put it onto the box sides. I also included the string from the box on half of them and another type of string on the other half...to make it look like the animal cracker box.
Next thing to figure out is the favors...I have an idea I just need to see if I can find all the supplies.