One Big Bash

The big day came and went. So much time was put forth planning, organizing, and it all came together so well. Marcus won't may not remember his big bash, but I sure will.

Just a heads up, this post is photo heavy, so I'll try to keep the text to a minimum. Most of the pictures pretty much speak for themselves.
A huge thanks goes out to my mom for making Marcus' whole birthday outfit!
The main table.
A million and one thanks and compliments to my mother-in-law who made Marcus' cake. It was everything I had hoped for.
I'll be posting a how-to on the polka dots coming up.
A little close up of the main table.
Stay tuned for a post on the Red Velvet Monkey Mix.
Close up #2.
The kids at the party were so much fun to watch as they interacted.
Smash cake... FAIL.
I suppose if 27 sets of eyes were staring me down as I attempted to eat my cake I'd be a little less than thrilled. 
Most of the damage was done by me, trying to get Marcus to take a bite and/or destroy the cake. No such luck.
Later, after everyone had parted, Marcus had a second round with his cake and seemed to throughly enjoy it then.
The "real" food.
I'll be posting on the cheesecake stuffed strawberries soon.
After an exciting birthday all my little man wanted to do was snuggle and watch his baby video. I was more than happy to oblige. 
We are so blessed to have been able to spend such an important day with so many friends and family. Somehow we managed to pack 27 people into our humble abode. To everyone who celebrated with us, thank you so much! It means the world to us that so many joined in on our little guy's special day.

And, with the blink of an eye it was over. Just like with the blink of an eye my baby had somehow turned a year old...  


  1. Great party and I love your dessert table! Turned out so cute. :)

  2. You did an amazing job on his first birthday..maybe a future in party planning!! He is so darn cute and I love the picture of you holding him....he looks so much like you! :)


  3. What a super cute party!! I love the theme and all the decorations! I bet Marcus had a great time!

  4. looks like it was a great time! no worries about the failed cake smash... marissa did the same thing!
    love that last picture of you two! how sweet

  5. I am dying to hear more about those cheesecake strawberries! Yum!!
    I adore the theme and the cake... everything looked so beautiful!!

  6. So cute! You have a lot of talented family members---the outfit and cake are both darling :-) Love the birthday banner too!

  7. YOu are amazing! YOu should totally be a professional baker/party designer! He is too cute for words ! I love his blond hair! LOVE red velvet. It is simply the best :)

  8. Everything looks so adorable! I'm glad you guys had a great time!

  9. Everything at tht party looks amazing... Down to the cute little outfit and cake! I mean, if I were there I wouldn't have had a problem smashing into it... Hehe.

  10. It all looks so perfect!! Def need your great ideas when it is time to plan Mace's!! Love the last pic of you two.

  11. Such a CUTE theme! I love how everything turned out!

  12. OMG!! Everything was so freaking cute! Like all this needs to be on Pinterest!! So amazing!!

  13. Holy sock monkey, batman! I love this!


  14. That party looks a-maz-ing! And the food! Wow! It really looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

  15. Wow! This party was amazing. Great Job. The food and the chalkboards are so cute!

  16. I love all your decorations! So cute and what a cute theme. Can't believe he is one already!

  17. Awesome job! I loved the cake and his outfit!!!


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