For sweet Kyler’s first birthday, we decided to make her birthday party a nautical theme complete with anchors, whales, stripes, pink and navy! I started working on making things for her party well in advance so I didn’t have to stress out and stay up night after night working on her birthday party…. yeah…. I still did that. Not sure where I went wrong or perhaps I kept adding to my already long list of to-do’s but I felt like a Christmas Elf on Christmas Eve for the last month now. The day before the party I told my mom that next year we are going to Disney for her birthday. I am half-joking, half serious.
For those of you that don’t know me or my background, I am in the event industry so event and party planning come natural to me and I LOVE to do it. Anytime I can wrap my head around an idea, theme, or project, I tend to go all out (money hindering of course :) ). I ended up making 80% of her decor items so that can be cumbersome. I made the invitations, thank you cards, monthly photo cards, menu cards, other signs around the house, birthday bunting as well as all of the other bunting, ONE letters and KJ letters, and painted all sorts of anchors and whales.
Invites and Thank You cards:
The party came out great and I think Kyler had a great time. Thank you to EVERYONE that helped me with this party :) Pictures are below :) Let me know if you have any questions!
Foyer & Thank You pails for the kiddos.
Kitchen area & Monthly Photos:
Push-Pop cupcakes and cake!
Kyler’s First Birthday Cake!
Cake Eating Chair!
Family room aka party spot!
My First and My First Holiday photos:
Looking into the backyard:
Now the fun begins…. cake time!
She LOVED the cake <3
She ate more than I thought she would!
Time to clean up!
The Birthday Girl!
Talking to her cousins in North Carolina on FaceTime.
Kyler and her cousin Cole.
Grandpa helping Kyler with her new car.
Opening up gifts.
Cruising along with her new ATV from Grandma and Poppa.
It was a GREAT party and we are so blessed to have such great friends and family that love her to come celebrate her birthday with us! I think Kyler had a great time but the poor girl was tuckered out afterwards.
Well Kyler Nicole, we hope you had the best first birthday a girl could have. We love you so much and are so lucky to be your Mom and Dad <3