On November 10th we celebrated Harrison's first birthday with a party at the New Brighton Community Center. We decided to go with a baseball themed party, thinking that it would be easier to do than something character-based (i.e. Bob the Builder) That turned out not to be the case thanks to Pinterest! A huge, huge thank you goes out to my sister Emily who used her artistic talent to help me with the amazing invitations, decorations and most importantly, the set-up! I realized once again that I am not a party planner, nor do I really enjoy the stress that accompanies it. Thank you to everyone who helped get everything set up in time (and taken down at the end!)
|Harrison's party invitation|
We decided to have a hot dog bar to go with our baseball theme. We included ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives, pickles, pineapple, chili and cheese. YUM!
There is no such thing as a baseball game without cracker jacks! We weren't allowed to provide peanuts due to allergy risk, so we opted for cotton candy instead.
We chose to have our guests sign a baseball bat to be hung in Harrison's room.
|The birthday boy all dressed up and ready for his guests to arrive!|
|Enjoying his birthday grub!|
|Typical reaction to something fuzzy!|
It was about this time that Harrison was getting tuckered out. He got a little fussy during presents so it was time to reboot with a little sugar!
|Not sure about the cake at first|
|"Mmmmm this is pretty good!"|
|"Okay, yes. I like this stuff"|
Thankfully our room had a big kitchen sink for Harrison's impromptu Birthday Bath! I did not realize until after that t his was actually Harrison's first ever bath in a sink. How did we go a whole year without needing to use a sink?!
|Happy Birthday Harrison!|
We had so much fun celebrating his birthday with you all!