We had Nolan's 1st birthday party back in May…and for some reason... it just takes me forever to go through the pictures and post them. It's not that it takes me a huge amount of time…I just procrastinate. A lot. So….
The table of treats.
Nolan's cake made by a girl we know and she did a fantastic job!
I made the table tents and these mini candy bar wrappers in Photoshop. I printed the table tents on card stock and the mini candy bar wrappers on sticker paper.
This was my first go at making sugar cookies with royal icing. It was….an adventure for sure. But I really did have so much fun doing it and will definitely try doing it again. I watched a couple of videos over on Sweet Sugarbelle and they reeeeally helped me out.
I also made these little circle Super N's in Photoshop, printed on sticker paper, and then punched them out with a 1.5inch hole punch.
I purchased this large digital "N" from AndersRuff, then had printed at Office Max, then cut out and mounted to foam board. Advice: just let AndersRuff do all of this for you. You really won't save any money doing it yourself and its more work!.
Then I just pulled out some gift boxes I already had and wrapped in solid black wrapping paper, and just cut squares and rectangles out of white card stock for the windows.
Aunt B and Nolan
me and the boy
I don't think I took pictures of the food…but we (Phil and Geoff) grilled fajitas and it was all so good!
And I guess the new thing I like to do since Grace's Frozen party….is have a little 'photo booth'….. because this ensures that I get a picture of everyone in attendance and I don't have to run around worrying about it. The only thing is…I wish I would have gotten a picture with and without the photo prop. Oh well…next time!
Kasey, Anna, and Brian
Dad and Kay
Uncle Dave and Aunt B
Uncle Phil, Paisley, Aunt Sis, and Payton
My sweet 90 year old Granny.
Gramma and Poppa
Mimi and Grandad
And my dear friend, Amy, came by to drop off his gift, but couldn't stay because Gibson wasn't feeling well. We were sorry that he wasn't feeling well and couldn't stay….but very very very sweet of them to stop by!
I printed out 13 blank 'super' shields and attached a picture of Nolan from each month of his first year from newborn to 1 year. I love how it turned out, but never got a good picture.
I made these water bottle labels in Photoshop and printed on card stock, then taped to the bottles with packing tape.
He really got into his smash cupcake and we took tons of pictures…and, of course, I could not narrow them down. I love them all. So I made a couple of collages to fit more in.
He was a little timid at first….and would look over at me every once in a while for approval…or rather….my disapproval. Ha! Then he finally figured out all systems were GO!
And afterwards….my sister and her family stayed for some play time with all of Nolan's new toys. Ha!
He must have been thirsty. :)