Monday, June 4, 2012

Zane is 1!!

Well I can't believe it, our baby boy is 1 year old! The time has gone by so fast, I literally cannot believe that this time last year I was holding this newborn baby boy! I was an exhausted, hormonal, terrified and inexperienced new mommy. Through all of that, this past year has been pure joy! Zane seems so grown up and such a big boy! He makes us laugh on a daily basis and is so full of personality it's crazy! Our son is amazing to say the least! So...with all this said when Zane turned 1, I decided to go all out! I planned and worked my booty off months ahead of time to get ready for the big bash! I really liked the colors and fun feel of a circus themed party. And it gave lots of room for going big!

When you walked up to the door you heard circus music and saw this chalkboard which I wrote on to let the guests know to come on in!

Once inside there was the "Midway Signs" which I made on my sister-in-laws Cricut.  Also there was a table with a bucket of clown noses to grab and "Clown Around." But, not before you signed a sweet little note to Zane in this book his Aunt hand made.

My favorite part of the whole party was the Big Top! It took my husband and I about 2 hours to get up. It was a MUST HAVE to make this party great!!

We found authentic vintage Ringling Bros. circus posters at an Antique shop near by, along with a  few other items.

I made a yummy Funfetti cake batter dip and animal crackers for dipping.  There were peanuts, but they were more for show.  And of course I had popcorn, which turned out to be a big hit!!

I got the cake from a fabulous local bakery called Yum-Yum Bakery.  She also did his cake for his professional 1 year pics (more on that later) Her cakes are amazing and delicious!

On the other side of the house I had the lemonade and hot dogs and chips. 

This banner I made as well as the one that read "Welcome to Zane's Big Top"  These took quite a bit of time and required lots of paper!!!

On the bar I served Root Beer and more water and displayed one of the best features of the party, Zane's progressive timeline!  This and all the food and water labels as well as the invitation and thank you's were made by the amazing Bleu Print Shoppe

After presents it was time to eat cake! And my little man loves cake!!!

And the party favors...simple but perfect!!

Proud Mommy and Daddy!

My Birthday Boy and I

He and all of us had so much fun at his party!!!! It was a huge success and I feel super proud of all the hard work I put in!  I am also infinitely grateful to all those who helped!

NOW....let me share a few of my favorite pictures from his professional 1 year pics by PhotoJewels Photography!

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