Welcome to the first post of the birthday party series I am putting together. I love throwing my kids a party. The thing I failed to think about when I had my kids was having them all in the summer months means having separate parties would be harder due to family members being located in multiple locations. Reality is they can’t come up each month for a new party so we have to combine the parties. You will see once we added to our family we started to combine the parties and each kid got their own theme. A new post will be added every Saturday to share all the kids parties.
Our oldest son first birthday party was the biggest party we threw. I worked at a church and he attended daycare. We had over 75 people come to his party and he of course has no memory of the party. He loved music as a young child – he would often play with the musical instruments at school so we threw him a musical instrument themed party. I used the colors from a toy xylophone which is what you see on the tables. We used multiple kids instruments as the center pieces for the table.
I created a first year banner but unfortunately I do not have a picture of the banner. I asked my MIL to created the Happy Birthday banner, it was pretty simple crossed the board. We had a large sheet cake and my MIL made the smash cake which she does for all the kids first birthday.