Time Flies

On Saturday, we celebrated Caleb's birthday with a party, yes a few weeks later but it was the only available weekend. The theme was planes based on his favorite toy from Christmas, a sit on and push yourself toy plane with a spinning propeller, lights and music, the works! That evolved into the plane theme and time flies idea. When planning a baby's 1st birthday party, Pinterest can or cant not be your best friend.You can take the party over the top or you can keep it simple with a few decorations that let them speak plainly, you know the speak softly, carry a big stick idea. Let the theme be known without overdoing it and beating it to a pulp! 

So when creating the mood element of the party, you need an inviting, you are here, welcome to the party entrance like this!

Having balloons requires a trip to the party supply store the night before and then figuring out how to fit 20 balloons in the back of your car. 

To make sure the plane theme goes off without a hitch, you of course need a pilot, regardless of his age and make sure he is super cute, even if he is distracted from piloting the party because he wants to smash his cake.


Make sure the passengers at the party get to partake in some sugary sweets.
You also want to have signs out that say Inflight Snacks and for drinks Jet Fuel and make sure you take photos of those elements.

Lastly, you want to have your party all set up before guests arrive and give yourself plenty of take to take photos to properly document your son's 1st birthday and also make sure you get a family photo, don't be like me and completely forget.


One final tip, borrow items from friends like an extra crock pot, and drink dispensers, no reason to buy them for yourself unless you entertain a lot and plan on celebrating more 1st birthdays but after this weekend I will need a looong break from planning another 1st birthday.
Happy Monday!

18 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

So cute Meg!

Pamela @ alittleglitter.com said...

You did such a great job on this party! I loved following along on Insta!

Jillian said...

cute decorations! i love those paper airplanes :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Jen said...

The decorations are so cute! :) Love it.

Katie Elizabeth said...

Everything turned out so great! Loved the airplane theme and he looks like he enjoyed that cake :)

Lauren said...

such a cute party theme! Adorable!

Nat said...

Love the theme and it all turned out great!! Looks like he loved the cake too, that's the best part!

The Pink Growl said...

Happy Birthday Caleb! Loved seeing your pics!

Allison said...

I have loved the sneak peeks on insta! This is the perfect theme!! Love the paper airplanes strung up too! Good work Mama!!

Ashley R said...

He is such a cutie. I can't believe he is already one!!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

These turned out so awesome. Love what you did with that theme, and he sure looks like he had a blast. ;)

Pamela said...

So cute!!

picklesandchapstick said...

You did the cutest job with his 1st birthday!! High five, mama! I remember Charlie's first birthday and I had to keep myself in check because I kept wanting to go super overboard with things. I loved the plane theme! You did an amazing job!

xo
Rachel

awhite said...

I cannot believe Caleb is one! Time totally flies; I can only imagine how you feel as his proud momma! :)

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

I love a good smash cake candid and you guys nailed it! Happy belated, sweet baby Caleb!!

Lauren said...

very cute themes and decorations!

Angela J. Kim said...

Love the idea for the entrance! Happy birthday to your little one!

helen said...

you did a wonderful job! happy belated birthday to caleb!