Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ashton's First Birthday Party

Ashton won't be one for 6 more days but we had his party this past weekend. It was small- just family and a couple close friends- but it was hot so we got out the pools and set up ghetto waterpark in our backyard. The kids had a blast and stayed cool and when the adults couldn't take it anymore, we all came in to play a little longer.

For Ashton's party, I decided to plan it using his favorite snack as a theme- goldfish! It was really cute and easy to work with. I found adorable invites on etsy that were blue and orange and just ran with it.

Here is the super ghetto set up. We had 3 large pools, a baby pool and a splash pad thing. Oh, and did I mention that we only had 7 kids there? Ha!

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Here is the goodie table. The adorable banner was made by my friend Beth at Love, September. She also made Emerson's.

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The snacks were easy! Did you know they make a ton of different flavor goldfish? I only bought about half of the flavors.

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Close up of the cake. Turned out so cute...especially since it was $3.99 from Kroger!

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My little tradition for my kids is to have all the guests sign it and then I put a picture from the party on the sheet. I put it in a frame and hang in their room. Although, Emerson is getting quite a collection of these...thinking I need to rotate some out and put the others into a scrapbook.

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Family picture before the party.

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Despite the 106 degree heat, Ashton was more interested in playing out of the water than in it.

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He just wanted to crawl around everywhere with the occasional few steps thrown in.

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This is what he ended up looking like most of the time. Such a boy.

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We found one way to keep him cool in the water. Feed him snacks.

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Emerson had fun playing with her friends.

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Cake time.

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A little unsure.

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Emerson keeping a close eye on things.

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Ahhh. Now he has it figured out.

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Nice and messy.

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Ashton thoroughly enjoyed cake and his party. It was a success!



Stephanie said...

i love the messy cake pictures. what a sweet birthday boy!!! happy birthday ash!!