On Saturday we held a small party for Beck. He loved the attention and just kept on clapping in excitement. While a majority of the guest list couldn’t make it, the dear friends who did come made it a special day for Beck and us. Here are some of the details:
Kirsten designed this accordion folded invitation that I loved right away because it captures Beck’s personality. On the backside there is a repeat 1 pattern so it acted as an invitation and envelope in one.
I thought and thought about decorations and kept on having party planner block. I think it was the fact that I had looked forward to my child’s first birthday before I was even pregnant. The day before I decided on the marquee style 1 sign and the addition of the 1s on the balloon strings, nothing too over the top but it achieved the look I was going for and Beck was delighted by it all.
For the marquee sign, I followed Jordan’s vintage marquee diy instructions and it was project success. For the balloon strings, I cut 1s out of paper and hot glued them on the end.
The party was held in the morning so breakfast food was served (which I didn’t get many photos of). We had a make your own waffle station set up so they stayed fresh and there was also quiche, blueberry muffins, sausage and juice. A simple menu but everyone left full and I didn’t have to stress over it (mostly because Ryan helped a lot, we’ve been watching Barefoot Contessa).
I printed Beck’s round little face onto glassine bags and set a stack of them next to donuts to take home as favors.
As I look through these photos I can’t help but smile and think of what a perfect weekend we had celebrating our little guy. I have to admit that as a blogger I can get caught up in having every detail be just perfect and stress about coming up with something innovative. While deciding on details for this party I kept on feeling overwhelmed by it all and I realized that that was silly and I should be simply enjoying the day. So I let some things go and stuck with fairly low key decorations and I really loved how it all turned out. Goes to show what combatting overthinking can do for you.