Baby T turned one back in June. Even though he was only 12 months old and probably won’t remember, we still wanted to have a birthday party to gather friends together and celebrate his life.We rented a daycare for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon where there was a nice garden outside for the kids to play in and a child-friendly open space indoors. Baby T really liked the book Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? By Bill Martin and Eric Carle so I decided to go with a theme based on the book. So we printed off some images from online of the animals in the book – a brown bear, red bird, yellow duck, green frog, blue horse, purple cat, black sheep, white dog, and a gold fish which we hung up on the walls of the daycare. We also blew up some balloons to have for the kids to play with, hung up some pennants that were bright and colorful, and got some matching paper straws. I made some brown bear cupcakes from the barefoot baker site which gave directions and instructions, and then improvised to also make some white dog cupcakes.
And you can’t have a first birthday party without a smash cake for the birthday boy. I threw together a smash cake, which was a huge hit with Baby T and also some of the older babies that were there. They all gathered around cake and enjoyed licking the frosting off of it.
It was a great few hours spent with friends and family. And it was particularly special because my dad was able to come to Italy and be here for Baby T’s first birthday. So he had both his grandpas there to celebrate!
Happy 1st Birthday Baby T! We love you!