Here are some pics from Ben's party. You can see the invites here. The theme was loose but worked great with things i already and the style of my house.
The road atlases i used to make the invites came in super handy for some easy bunting. I loved how it turned out and was kinda sad to take it down.
And then i just shopped my house: globes, old books, alphabet cards, a vintage suitcase, scrabble tiles, fun fabric, and best of all, a cute baby boy who wore the same overalls that Will wore at his first birthday party. :) awww
The bow-ties were fun to pass out to the guests. i used lindsey's quick no-sew tutorial for these.
Here's Ben's very own smash cake. He wasn't too interested in eating it...poor guy, i hardly put any sugar at all in the cake or frosting so it was probably a bit of a let down! ha.
I love these pictures of Will. He was soooo excited for Ben's big day. side story: in the morning while i was drawing the world picture on the chalkboard, Will was busy writing a sign for the front door with Ben's name on it. As he walked by to tape it to the door, he paused by the chalkboard, and said, "oh wow, that looks great Mom, its so cute!" There's seriously nothing like the affirmation of a 6yr old. :)
Happy 1st Birthday Ben. You sure are loved!
Oh, and here are the little favors for all the sweet cousins and siblings...
And....just for my own fun, here are 2 pictures of Will on his 1st bday wearing the the little overalls. :)
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