Everett's first birthday party was on Saturday and I'm pretty sure he was in little boy heaven! It was a great day for a birthday celebration.
We sent out invitations that announced 'we survived the first year- come and celebrate at our backyard BBQ...' and we meant it! The first year was so dang hard and we wanted to celebrate that we made it!
The morning of the party, we were planning on 19 adults and 18 kids. As the morning turned into evening the numbers were cut in half. We were bummed that so many friends couldn't make it to the best 1st birthday party ever... but we had a great time with the friends that could make it.
We had hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit kabobs, THE BEST potato salad EVER (that Jake made), chips, soda, water, and some super delicious lemonade.
It was such a warm day- perfect for a backyard BBQ. We played horseshoes, latterball, and yard darts while the chocolate melted off of the pretzels.
Everett had two older girlfriends help him unwrap presents- and lots of kids to help him play with them!
Everett couldn't wait for his
cake frosting so we sang happy birthday so he could dig in.
He's a big fan of the frosting! He had frosting on the bottom of his feet by the time he was done.
3 kids (and their parents) had to leave before this picture... but here are the best friends!
And who likes to brag... but I made the best cupcakes ever. It's probably because I made 7 different cupcakes and 4 different frostings until I found the right combo.... but man, they were delicious. I couldn't stop telling myself how amazing they were!
It was such a fun day. It took a lot of planning, stressing, hoping, and wishing but I'm pretty sure it was Everett's best 1st birthday (party) ever! : )
And it was a pretty good survival party for us too!