I started party planning back in August, I think, with this Pinterest board. I hope you can see that...let me know if you have trouble with the link.
First, a theme: rockets! How fun for a little guy, right? I thought so. And hey, I get to pick, since he's not telling me what he wants just yet ;)
I figured I'd make a rocket cake, stick with red and blue as theme colors, and maybe go with some galactic symbols here and there: stars, planets, aliens? Big brainstorm time.
In my planning, I also wrote a poem for his birthday invitation, which looked like this, thanks to some conveniently free clip art included in Publisher:
So, now for some pictures of the day.
We gave Joshua his first-ever balloons to play with. Closely supervised, of course.
I made star-shaped sugar cookie cutouts for the take-home gift for our guests.
First cake ever. Clearly, a big hit.
Yes. The cake was satisfactory.
A worn out birthday boy and two happy parents, celebrating one whole year! Also, more of that star banner I mentioned.