Y’all!! My BABY is now almost 13 months old! How can this be?! I swear it was last week when she was 13 days old snuggling on my chest (and screaming non stop from 7pm – 10pm). Now she is a few days shy of 13 months old and walking around the house (still snuggling on me too- but only between the laps she WALKS around the house). Why is time such a thief? Why do babies not keep? All of the emotions get me. I am so happy watching her grow up, but I do wish she would stay little for a little while longer.
I have been looking at her FIRST birthday party pictures over and over and over (and maybe over and over). I cannot believe it was a month ago my baby turned ONE. How do we have a ONE year old? I still cannot believe it.
We decided to do a birthday party at home with our family. I wanted the focus to be on Millie and the celebration to be with the people closest to her. Let’s face it- the party is for the parents anyway- and we wanted to keep it for family. I debated on throwing a huge bash- a HOORAY we kept the tiny human alive AND also survived ourselves party- but decided against it.
I purchased all the decorations on Amazon and at the Dollar Tree. Since it was a morning party and a DONUT Grow Up theme it made for easy food options! We had donuts, fruit, and my hash brown casserole (recipe in upcoming blog post).
I bought “If You Give A Dog A Donut” book and had everyone sign the inside of it. I thought this was a great way to have everyone’s sweet wishes for her all in one place. One day (went she won’t chew it and try to rip out the pages) I will give it to her! I hope she thinks it is a special as I do!
What did you do for your child’s first birthday parties? I love to hear all the fun parties and fun themes people chose! It is such a special day.