Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Henry’s “Little Man” Birthday Party

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Let me preface this post by saying that it is very, very hard to not go overboard for your baby’s first birthday party. I felt that not only was it a celebration of this most excellent little guy but also a celebration of our little family.

I saw this party on Hostess with the Mostess when Henry was only a couple months old and pinned it for future reference. It wasn’t until later that I realized that Henry’s monthly tie photos would correspond really well with that party theme.
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I bought pretty generic party decorations from Target – just things in primary colors that we could use again and again if we wanted to. I strung some baker’s twine across our mantle and hung each one of his monthly photos with a tiny clothes pin and our bar in the living room was decorated with some various photos. And, of course I made a balloon wreath.

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We had a bunch of travel right before Henry’s party (Boston and Chicago) so I decided not to make his cake (though I really wanted to). This turned out to be the best decision ever as we ended up with the MOST delicious cake. I sent a photo of Henry’s t-shirt to the bakery and they matched the cake perfectly.
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For favors, I ordered these little tie cookies, which were not only cute, but so delicious. And, then I promptly forgot to hand them out to our guests.

All in, the party was a success! Happy Birthday to my Little Man!

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Cake – Le Cookie Monkey
Balloons – Lippman Company
Crown – Felt Like Celebrating
T-Shirt – SheShe Made
Stick on Ties – Little Babycakes and Co.
Cookies – Bee’s Knees Creative
Table and Bar Runners – Four Bugs in a Rug

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  1. jcristg says:

    precious, as i knew it would be!
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    1. Kristabella says:

      Adorable!

      But which of the three things that you set out for him did he choose? My bet is the money. :)
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      1. Janssen says:

        Everything is DARLING! You really did a great job and it doesn’t seem at all overboard to me!
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        1. heidikins says:

          What a cute idea!! I love this! Also, you look so happy and beautiful and just…sigh. These photos make me smile. :)

          xox
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          1. rebecca says:

            I love this party! And it is not AT ALL overboard. Seriously, you are the mom on Twitter/in blogging who gives me hope that it is still possible to be a mom and not have Pinterest explode all over their child’s life. ;-)

            And Henry, as always, is adorable!
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            1. Angella says:

              Oh, he is such a little man!

              LOVE the party, Rhi. So perfect. :)
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              1. Liz says:

                I need to pin this for baby D’s first birthday ideas!

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