I am in league with probably every other parent here, when I say, I can't believe my baby is 1!
How did that happen, where did the time go?! This year has been a swell of emotion. I have found a whole new type of love in parenting;
it is instinctual, giddy and unwavering. I feel so fortunate to get to be a mama and while I never want to wish away a moment, I get so
excited about all that we get to show Hen in this life.
Now for the party, we went a bit kitschy and put together a lumberjack bash, this was such a fun theme! I will probably not do anything big again until he knows what's going on
and can choose his own type of party. A year milestone could not go by though without a celebration and luckily many of our nearest and dearest
family and friends were able to attend in the midst of the holidays. Here are the few pictures I managed to collect in the craziness:
Crescent Wrapped Hot Dogs
Mac & Cheese
Hot Cocoa Bar
-Homemade Marshmallows (Chocolate, Mint, Vanilla)
-Butterscotch and Mint Chips
Stump Smash Cake
*Except use a recipe for boiled icing and not the 7-minute frosting - it weeps and doesn't hold up.*
Create your own trail mix bar
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Lighted "chalk board" - This was a DIY using a standard frame, removing the glass and painting the frame backing with
Krylon I00807 Chalkboard Aerosol Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Black
and then drilling
or very unsophisticatedly poking holes with scissors (if cardboard) to make a hole for the lights. I have two signs, the larger one shown is actually using cardboard and not the harder board sometimes used in frame backings.
Coffee Urn used for hot cocoa - Hamilton Beach D50065 Commercial 60-Cup Stainless-Steel Coffee Urn, Silver
Camping enamelware mugs
Most of the dishes are from World Market and craft supplies for banners and other decorations are from Joann Fabrics and Michael's.