Saturday, March 24, 2012

1st Birthday Parties

I have some talented party planning friends! There's something about Southern women... we KNOW how to plan excellent birthday parties, baby showers, and wedding showers. I'm pretty sure half of the parties you have seen on Pinterest have come from sweet southern women! Ha!

Micaiah's two best buds turned the big ONE recently! Parker and Thatcher had ADORABLE party themes: airplanes and a "little man bow tie" party. I can't help myself, but try to take pretty pictures of their work!

Parker's "This year has flown by..." Airplane party:
Parker's daddy built that awesome airplane structure for over the food table! Complete with what looked like a vintage airplane cake topper, adorable cupcakes, and a great assortment of tasty treats!

I seriously had to just stand there a moment and enjoy the hand-made beauty! Some of my other favorite photography shots of the day were these:

 For some reason, I love taking pictures of the things people wouldn't notice normally. Like this tray just off to the side...
 Or this laughing action shot that just makes me want to laugh, too!
 Parker had the same reaction that my niece had on her first birthday! It was so cute!

Well done, wouldn't you say?

Thatcher's 1st "Our Little Man is turning ONE!" bow tie themed party was just as adorable and put together! 
Hand-made bow ties as party favors, "frat-tastic" fruit, peanut butter and jelly sandwich sliced as triangles and put together like bowties, bow tie fettucine alfredo served for lunch, along with an adorable banner and cute plates... you've got yourself a little man party in need of little well dressed men...
 Don't you worry... we brought them!
 Thatcher's 1st cake experience was HILARIOUS... at first not sure what his crazy parents were up to...
 After the first taste, it didn't take long before he basically WORE it!!
 I loved my little well dressed man in his daddy's red bow tie he wore as a boy!
I'm thankful Hart's mom saved cool stuff like Hart's red bow tie!

Don't you think these parties were amazingly well done?! Two cute themes to be added to Pinterest! Who's going to pin them?