Monday, October 26, 2009

Max's First Birthday Party

Well, tomorrow my little man turns one. It's hard to believe, but he's becoming a toddler now. We had a monkey party for him on Saturday, here is the barrage of pictures!

Invites (most of which are still sitting in my car, forgotten, unfortunately)

Monkey cupcakes! So happy with them, and they were so easy!

Party favors: Runts, animal crackers, and animal parachute toys

Party Table (Before I put out the balloons, oops! Notice the cute handmade party hats on the left.) We played "Monkey in the Middle" (rolling the ball across a circle on the floor), "What Animal Am I?" (pictures of animals taped to backs), and we skipped "Monkey See, Monkey Do" (dancing to music as an animal would, Simon Says-style), although Max and Kamry and I played on our own.

Party Table, revisited. A picture of every month of Max's life. (Please ignore the leftover eyeballs invading the party!)

Birthday boy tearing into his presents, with a little help from Katie. Unfortunately she thinks she need to help him play with them, too. He just started capturing the vision of presents in the last two or three. Good thing Christmas is on it's way!

Mmmm, cake! (Notice the coordinating monkey bib; thanks again, LeAnn, we looooove those bibs!) No pictures of this, but the rest of the guests made banana splits, yummy!

Better than cake (which has been abandoned in the seat of the high chair): Balloons!!


Colleen said...

very, very cute! You are so good at going all out for your parties! I never got too into it when they were 1.

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday Max! It looks you had a wonderful party (you have an awesome Mom).

Stephanie said...

Do you believe they are one? cute party!

The Yoder's Four said... I feel so lame for Madelyn's boring parties. Everything looked amazing! Happy birthday, Max! I can't believe it's been a year!

Crafty P said...

well, you know i just LOVE monkeys! adorable party! Seriously though, Max is ONE? man, that year went FAST!

Molly said...

Looks like fun, darling cupcakes!