Anyway, our littlest guy turned one this past week and so we had a big party for him - since, after all, it is our last first birthday party. My older boys call him "monster" because he crawls and wrecks all their stuff, and the aforementioned many months of colic, so we decided to have a monster-themed party. I did a lot of research on pinterest to get ideas and then I gave it my own interpretation. I knew I wanted to made a "furry" orange monster smash cake. I knew I wanted a monster-watermelon fruit salad. We had to serve Odwalla C-monster drinks because he is our little C-Monster. The rest just sort of evolved as I was preparing for the party. It was great fun and I think it might be my favorite party theme of all the parties I've thrown for my kids.
Our birthday boy with his party hat. I bought cheap party hats at the party store and embellished them with monster eyes. He wore it for exactly long enough for me to snap a single picture, so absolutely no need to spend a bunch of money on one of those custom-made first birthday hats. I feel lucky to have the picture.
A happy birthday to our littlest one and hopefully I will think of more things to blog about soon.