Max turned 1. We had a party! It was not Pinterest worthy. Actually, truth be told, I had a 102 degree fever during the party (hello flu) and Max cried when we gave him cake.
We kept the party small: just Max, us, our immediate families. I decided on a Little Blue Truck theme because that is Max's favorite book, and because he is still young enough that I can pick the theme and yes I will choose a book theme, obviously. I used Etsy for the shirt and the invitations.
(Ignore the giant yellow spot, that's just where I covered up the details ha ha). As you can tell, I'm fancy.
I used a local place for the cake.
I'm sure next year I'll go for a cheaper (but still delicious and pretty awesome) Market Basket photo cake, but for year 1 I decided to go big on the cake front.
Otherwise, we kept things pretty simple: 2 balloons, 1 decoration (month by month photos of Max) and Chipotle dinner.
Max had a blast. He loved all the attention and walking from one family member to another.
Despite the fact that he LOVES all things music, he was quite shocked by the whole singing Happy Birthday aspect.
And as I mentioned he did not like the cake. Though, 1 week later at his friend's birthday, cake was the best thing ever.
A few weeks later, we celebrated his birthday again with his best bud Teddy and yet again, he wanted nothing to do with cake (this time ice cream cake). Apparently he is a man who would prefer to celebrate other's birthdays?
And just like that, now I don't have a baby any more, but a toddler. So they say anyway :)