Thursday, October 11, 2012

Reed’s Birthday Party

Since Reed’s birthday was on a Sunday, we got to spend the entire day with our little man! We had his party in the early afternoon and I think he had a great time! Here was the birthday boy waking up!IMG_6038 IMG_6037

Part of our baby’s first year package from our photographer included a birthday invitation! A couple months before his birthday, I decided to change the theme from my original plan to Little Boy Blue. I think this fit Reed perfectly.

Here is the invite (minus the present sticker):Reed1yrFront Reed1yrback2

We had the party in our home and it was PACKED. It was good to be surrounded by all of our family.

I didn’t do a ton as far as decorations just because I had limited space with so many people in our home. One thing I knew I wanted was pictures of Reed from birth. I love the look of square instagram photos and knew I wanted to use those. I waited until Tuesday to decide this and wasn’t sure I’d get it done. I used the Postal Pix app to order my photos. I ordered on Tuesday around 1:00 and got them on Friday!!!!!! I was SO happy with them, and how they turned out. They were SO fast and SO cheap too. I will be using this app to order photos again!!!!! I have so many photos on my phone and it was SO easy to use this app to order.IMG_5989I love how this turned out! I used tiny little blue clothespins to hold the photos up. I still have it up and have changed out with some other pictures I ordered. I love this differently way to display photos in the home. (I also love how Reed photobombed this pic!)

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One thing I found one pinterest that kept popping in my mind was this backdrop. I just went with the blues and thought it turned out so cute. I knew I’d put Reed in front of this to do his cake. I also ordered this birthday banner from etsy.

IMG_0924 It was SO cute for photos!! It was really easy to do too. Reed’s birthday shirt was made by SheSheMade.IMG_0936IMG_6049IMG_0938

Smash CakeIMG_6046IMG_6043IMG_6047  IMG_0943

We at lunch and then let Reed open his presents. He didn’t care about that at all! :) Ava stepped in and took care of that for him.

Attempt at a photo with the birthday boyIMG_0972

Then it was time for cake. He wasn’t sure what to think about everyone singing to him! IMG_0977IMG_0979 IMG_0984

When he finally got going, he made a little icing handprint across his face that was the absolute cutest. My favorite pictures from the day!IMG_0995reedhand He did some pretty good damage to the cake! IMG_1001IMG_0999 IMG_1000 IMG_1003

We had a fun day celebrating, our healthy sweet boy. He enjoyed playing with some toys later that day, even though he played a little differently than is intended for the toy.IMG_6074 Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Reed. We are so grateful to all who came and appreciate you helping us enjoy this special day!


I am hosting a Pampered Chef Party with my friend, Whitney. 75% of commission will be donated to the fund to help Julee and Preslee Turner. If you are in need of anything or are thinking ahead for Christmas, please help support this worthy cause. You can shop here.


  1. Hello there, I am so excited I found your site, I really found you by error, while I was researching on google for Birthdayr Party , Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a fantastic post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds.

  2. Sweet boy!! Love the backdrop for the cake and photos!!

  3. So cute! : ) I was thinking of hanging photos at Graham's bday party too! What did you use to hang the photos on? String? Where'd you get it?

  4. How cute! You did a wonderful job on his backdrop, what a great idea! :)

  5. hi there! found you through twitter from taylor, and saw you had a blog. you have a beautiful family! and this is a super cute party, and even cuter little boy!! love the cakes!

  6. SUCH a cute party Sarah! I love this theme - so classic and sweet. He is such a doll - can't believe he's already one!!

  7. Happy Happy Birthday sweet handsome boy!! What a cute party!!! Can you send some cake my way?!


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