Happy 1st Birthday George!
We celebrated with friends and family this past weekend.
I try to provide entertainment for the kids, not activities or crafts that I have to lead.
I set out open-ended items that I think the kids can use themselves and not get bored with.
I always swap out my rug for the ABC play mat.
So much more washable when there’s spills to be had.
I blew up a few balloons for some fun play.
I also added a small basket of wooden blocks, as well as some small vehicles for the boys.
The big tractors found their way onto the table, of course.
It was bound to happen when there’s 6 boys to 3 girls.
The markers were mostly hauled in wagons and semis throughout the party.
Towards the end of the party, when guests were heading out, a couple of the boys did get the markers out.
Henry had more fun with this by himself the rest of the night and the next day.
Unfortunately, the balloons were hardly played with.
They were tossed around here and there.
There was plenty we could have done with them (remember the Balloon Play Roundup?), but with the kids playing (honking their horns) so nicely (ahem, really loudly), we let them be.
No party is complete without the cake, of course.
I did a simple balloon themed cake with cupcakes and an 8″ round.
I added M&Ms to the bottoms of each cupcake and airbrushed (or you could color the icing instead) the color on. I added a few pipe cleaners to act as ribbons for the balloons and bunched them together.
And lots of presents for the birthday boy as well.
A good thing George had some practice with our Tissue Paper Bag fun!
George was way more into opening presents than Henry ever was.
A great first birthday for George and so glad to celebrate it with a wonderful group of people.