We celebrated Liams 1st birthday on Saturday, and it was nothing short of amazing! Celebrating his first birthday felt like such a big milestone not only for him – but for us as parents too. Most of you know Liam is our first child, and while birthdays mark the number of years we’ve been on this planet, if it’s your first born, it also marks the number of years you’ve been a parent. So much has changed in the last year. I feel like I have a new identity; a new purpose. I plan to write a full post on what 1 year of motherhood looks like but for now, I’m reminiscing on the most epic 1st birthday party I’ve been too to date.
If you’ve been around since my pregnancy, then you may have remembered my gender reveal post. Our home is set up perfectly for outdoor entertaining, and I absolutely loved the set up of that party. I actually enjoy party planning and usually have a vision for what I want a celebration to look like. With the gender reveal I planned and coordinated everything on my own, but mamahood in addition to working full time leaves little room for this hobby of mine so I reached out to The Olive Branch for a little planning help. If I’ve learned anything over the last year, it’s that simplicity and convenience are worth the money as a busy mom! Alexa was an absolute dream to work with. She executed on my vision perfectly and if you’re in the market for an event planner – I can’t recommend them enough.
The One Happy Camper theme couldn’t have been more perfect for a winter party. We noted on the invitations that the party would be outside and asked guests to please bundle up. It was a chilly day but the kids didn’t seem to be affected what so ever. They had an absolute blast with the bounce house and ball pit, and I’m pretty sure everybody got a solid nap in afterwards! We also borrowed a couple space heaters for the shaded areas of our outdoor space and turned on the outdoor fireplace – all the cozy camping vibes (ok, maybe more like glamping but you get it).
Most of the small decor is from Amazon which I will link at the bottom of this post in case you’d like to recreate this theme. A list of all the vendors we used can be found below!