THE BIRTHDAY BOY!
What a great day we had celebrating!
First, we invited some little friends over for a play date Birthday party
from 12:00 - 1:00pm
We made sure to have plenty of snacks
Goldfish, yogurt melts, animal cookies, and taffy (although, the taffy was really more for the mommies. )
We learned we need to work on Max's friend etiquette. ;)
The party crew......CUTENESS!
Then it was time for the family party at 5:00pm. We sent out invitations looking like a book. The book was called, Maxwell has a Birthday party. It was a story time themed party.
I love to read to Max. We read to him 3 times a day. Before naps and at bedtime. He really enjoys it. I hope he has a love for reading like his mom and dad. AND after seeing the party pictures you may be seeing ORANGE and BLUE. ;)
First, we made the tables look like beds. With ORANGE and BLUE twin sheet sets.
On one table we had Mr. Bear. With the book You Are Special by Max Lucado (such a cute book with a wonderful message)
On the other table we had the book, Where the Wild Things Are. Which is a story about a little boy named MAX. (another classic book) With a dragon to show you how to be wild!
Of course, even I had to dress for the party. With a ORANGE bow in my hair and BLUE bows tied onto my flip flops. :) Because let's face it, I remember being a big part of this birth. ;)
A must have at a FIRST Birthday party. Max's very own huge cupcake to destroy. You'll see this later.
A taffy bouquet. Made with what else? ORANGE and BLUE taffy.
What do you serve at a story time Birthday party?
Green eggs and ham
Meatballs from the book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Strawberries from the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Where you have to poke holes into the strawberries because The very hungry caterpillar has been here. :)
sneaky little Caterpillar
With Max's Worm Cake for dessert from the book, Max's Worm Cake starring Max and his sister Ruby.
Then we watched a picture DVD with music that I made of Max's first Year. When I figure out how to download it to blogger. I will share.
PRESENTS!! What a lucky boy to have such a great family. Thanks for sharing Max's special day with us. We love you!
It's time to destroy!!
That a boy Max!!
Straight to the tubby!
Then we went out in the front yard and played the water game. It was hilarious! What a wonderful day!! Here's to many more HAPPY BIRTHDAYS for my Max!!
You only turn ONE once! You only have ONE first birthday.
*on a side note* I had ordered some books online called Max's Dragon, Max's words, and a book simply called MAX. Only one of the books made it in time for Max's party. bummer. I was going to hang them from the fan as decorations. Over kill? YES! I just couldn't help it!! It was so FUN!!!
I love you Maxwell! This will always be a special day in my heart. April 10th. What a great chapter that day started in our life story. That would defiantly be a worthy tale for Story time. :)