Saturday, November 27, 2010

Reed's First Birthday Party

Reed turned one on a Saturday so we had his party on his actual birthday. I decided to go with a modernish theme of colors and circles. My friend Elizabeth made his cake and she did such an awesome job! Not only was it totally adorable, it was addictively delicious.
I painted some plain letters to go over the table and cut out circles to hang from the window. (I took this after we ate - whoops!)
My friend Lisa made this cute birthday banner. I wanted to do something with the mantle but ran out of time. I was thinking maybe putting his monthly pictures would be cute but oh well.
We grilled chicken, steak and shrimp kabobs. They were all good but the shrimp were delicious! I got the recipe here. Look for sweet and spicy honey shrimp. I haven't figured out how to copy the whole link.
I made stuffed bleu cheese potatoes, also from the above site. Even those who dislike bleu cheese loved these!
I made these cookies sort of at the last minute. I do not love how they looked but they tasted good.
I dipped some pretzel sticks as well and they were a big hit. Other goodies included pigs in a blanket, chicken nuggets, fruit and veggies and a cheeseball and crackers.
I found these colorful sodas at Walgreens. I was planning to buy some blue cream soda as well but for some reason decided to wait until the day of the party and the store was sold out.
Ms. Honey came to see Reed and celebrate with us. She brought her granddaughter Austin, too.
After we ate we opened gifts. Reed seemed to enjoy the process but I am not sure he was as interested as his brother and cousins were.

After gifts it was time for cake!
He started out slowly, just taking teensy bites.
But pretty soon he demolished his smash cake!
We had a wonderful time celebrating Reed's first of many birthdays. We are so blessed to have this little man in our lives! His birthday is also our wedding anniversary. I can't think of a better way to celebrate our marriage than the birth of our son!