My baby is ONE. "HOW?" is the question I still ask myself daily. Putting together Craig David's first birthday was a blast! I'd been thinking through his special celebration since the day he was born, February 1, 2017. I knew that it needed to be epic and memorable [at least for me] since it was his golden birthday. And you only turn ONE on the FIRST once, right? If you know me, you know I love to celebrate everything and anything. So obviously we made his first a weekend of events.
Thursday, February 1, we woke up and got his fav treat at YoYo Donuts with Grammie and Papa and Auntie Liv. He wore his birthday boy shirt proudly as he enjoyed an ENTIRE chocolate raised donut with sprinkles. DUH! We met Grandad and Nonie at Chick-fil-a for a birthday lunch (they flew in from Texas that morning). After a needed nap that afternoon, we went to the Gold Nugget with the entire family for a special dinner complete with chicken tenders, fries and a molten lava cake he was eager to dive into. At 7:20 PM, this momma shed a couple tears thinking about the moment a year ago we met our sweet boy.
Friday we continued our celebration by taking his ONE year photos with a smash cake! See below for the amazing balloon garland put together by my sisters and friends and pictures of a pretty cute ONE year old! As you can see, our boy doesn't love getting messy!
Saturday was party day! Clearly our boy is a WILD ONE so our theme for his party was, you guessed it, WILD ONE! We kept party food simple with sandwiches [and a plethora of condiments], pickles, chips etc. Craig had to have cake so we ordered Nothing Bundt Cake's little mini bundtinis in ALL the flavors. I also made black bear, moose and #1 sugar cookies to add to the dessert mix. You can never have enough dessert, am I right? Decor included the balloon garland, birch tree slabs, forest friend toy animals, lots of fresh greenery and a golden WILD ONE birthday balloon banner! Craig had a party of 30 people over to our house to eat cake, open gifts, visit and play his order-my-monthly-photos game. It was a perfect day to celebrate our wild, sweet, silly and deserving boy!