Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fynn's First Birthday Party

Last Saturday was Fynn's first birthday party. While it was a lot of fun, I'm glad it's over with. Having that many people coming over stresses me out and I felt like I had a million things to do to get ready for it. 

The party was great though. Lots of family, friends, love and celebration. I calmed down and focused on Fynn. So while my party wasn't Pinterest-worthy, it was exactly how I would want it. I actually did not take a single picture during the party. All the pictures I got were from friends and family at the party.

The set up:

Cupcakes: We decided to go with cupcakes because they would be easy to serve and we could have a lot of different flavors going on. I made all of the cupcakes the night before the party. It was a bit much (I made about 80) but it wasn't too much work. We also made Fynn a mini-cake to smash.

Balloons: Got to have them. Fynn love balloons and thought that they were great. We had some inside and some tied to our lamp post and front porch. 

Tables: We had a cupcake table, a gift table, a drinks table and a Fynn table where I put pictures of her at different ages and her scrapbook (which, I'm really proud to have finished up to 11 months). 

Food: We had a barbeque. Burgers, dogs, chips, pasta salad, Asian salad, fruit salad and watermelon.

Cake Smash: I was a little disappointed in Fynn's cake smashing abilities. I expected the typical baby cake smash; cake everywhere, frosting all over the place; an epic mess. What I got was her picking at the cake, eating a little frosting, and smearing a little in her hair because she was tired. Oh, did I mention she refused her afternoon nap that day? The party was at 3. Usually the time she's waking up from a 2 hour nap. But the day of the party? I tried for about 2 hours to get her to sleep, to no avail. She wasn't having any of it. She held it together really well for the party, but was a mess for a few days after while I tried to get her back into better sleeping habits. 

Some more pictures from the party:
The happy family

Being a ham

Opening presents with Mommy

Checking everything out

More presents

Not quite sure of what to think of all the people in the house. 


  1. cupcakes are so delicious! and her dress is absolutely precious :)

  2. My boys do that, too, during parties - they never really eat the cake the way I think they're going to. They usually push it around their plate and then ask me for a popsicle. Clearly they have been abducted by cake-hating aliens. :)

    Fynn is such a cutie!!! Love her headband.

  3. Adorable!! And now I am starving for cake. :) Happy Birthday Fynn!!!

  4. A year already!! I feel like I just read the post when she was born. Happy first birthday Miss Fynn!


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