Colton's First Birthday Party

I knew I wanted to do an "Up" party. My baby shower theme was "Up" and I had so many ideas after the fact that I just had to go all out for a party. I made the invitations and printed them with a little balloon picture on the envelope

Here's the whole table. I spent a while making the backdrop. 6 dollar store tablecloths, a rotary cutter, and lots of knots. Then Jared strung the balloons for the top the day of. (100 points if you can spy Penny!)

I found a really cool old trunk at a consignment shop in Colorado that I HAD to have for the table. I showcased his newborn photo book, plus his "My adventure book", that I made with his weekly photos and updates through 6 months. Chips and dip, Plus I made "sky" jello.

 In the middle was the big banner I made, you can't read it in the pictures but it said "Adventure is out there" and there is his Smash cake, and the ham and cheese sliders

Then on the end were the drinks and the cupcakes, complete with donut holes rolled in sprinkles for the balloons.
We had Jeff and Kailey, Shea and McKay (plus Penny and Colton's best friend Declan), and Michelle and Dan (plus Shep). Not a huge party, but it was perfect. We ate delicious food, opened presents, and sat around talking and watching the kids play in the back yard. It was exactly how I imagined it!
Colton loved his Smash Cake of course. He grabbed a handful and shoved it in his mouth at first, but then decided he mostly liked the huge sprinkles, and spent the next 10 minutes eating them one by one.
Thanks so everyone who helped us celebrate. We wish all our family could have been there! But having wonderful friends makes celebrating these huge occasions very sweet.