Sunday, March 21, 2010

1st Birthday Bash!

I can’t believe we made it… but we did.  Cason turned 1.  Whew, what a year.  I decided to throw a little party.  Yes, yes, he won’t remember… but I will.  And darn it, we deserve a party after this year.  So we gathered family and a few of Cason’s friends and family and partied hard.

Cason Invitation copy

I’m no graphic designer but I love to pretend like I am.  There are billions of awesome invitations out there that would have taken like 5 minutes to get but no, had to do my own.  You will start to see a theme here :-)

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Cason’s favorite food is Cheerios so I couldn’t leave those out!

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Cake Balls.  This was my first (and possibly last) experience making cake balls.  They were yummy, but somewhat labor intensive.  I have it out of my system now.  Head over to THIS site if you really want to go cake ball crazy. 

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Drinks.  I love Izze’s.  If you haven’t tried them, you should.  Very yummy.  I also had a drink called Dry Soda.  The flavor we had was vanilla but they have lots of flavors.  I went all over town to find them- Central Market was the place.  It’s carbonated water and a little flavor and a little (very little) sugar.  If you are expecting a sweet soda you won’t get it.  I love the vanilla and the cucumber.

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Just plain ‘ole water bottles with labels I printed on the computer. 

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Chocolate dipped pretzels- Yummy!

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My sister made cupcakes, thankfully.  They were super yummy and at the end of the day, I forgot to take one home to get pictures of C digging in.  Oh well, I’ll fake the photos another time. 

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Here’s 1 of the 3 pictures I got of Cason during the party, and it’s not that great.  Great job Mom.  Oh well, I think some other people got some pictures.  He’s not ready for the slide- he leaned straight back and didn’t really enjoy it.  Maybe next year. 

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Here’s one of the other pictures I got.  Cason’s back.  Great.  At least Michelle and Jack look good. 


Okay, got the party bug out of my system for a few years.  I’ll stick with backyard celebrations until he is old enough to help pay.  :-)

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Cason loves wandering around behind his new toy.  I think he loves the freedom of walking.  He will walk and walk until he runs into a wall or a piece of furniture- then look around and grunt for one of us to come turn the toy around so he can get back to walking.  Over and Over it goes.  I guess I need to find a bigger open space to roam.


Crystal said...

So sorry we missed it. everything looks really great! Good job Mom!

Linda said...

Good blog job. Everything was sooo cute. And so creative without being costly.

amberdawn said...

Catherine! It looks amazing! You are so talented!!! I may hire you for advice on my next party for the boys!!! PS-Great job on the cake balls! I love bakerella! I don't know if you know this, but you can actually break up the time it takes to make them and put them in the freezer in between steps-I usually make mine over a period of 3-4 days!

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