Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Wells First Birthday Party

We had a really full weekend. Wells turned one on Thursday, Scott and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary on Friday, then we had Wells birthday party on Saturday. A lot of celebrating packed into a weekend!! Scott and I had a nice dinner on Friday night but our main focus of the weekend was celebrating our sweet baby boy!! We thought it would be fun to play off his name somehow. Scott was full of ideas....whales, wishing well...but we ended up landing on Wales, as in the British monarchy, and ended up throwing maybe my favorite party theme ever for our Prince of Wells!
His outfit was perfect all the way down to his sweet embroidered double decker bus socks, all from Little English. I had a custom crochet crown made for my little prince and I wanted to eat him he looked so sweet.
Apparently I don't know how to have a party anymore without making a balloon garland. Ha! I made one for the first time for Bennett's balloon themed birthday party last year and it was so easy and such a fun touch that it's hard to not do one now. I've become quite the balloon garland girl these days and Scott has nicknamed me "balloon lady" because I've ended up doing several balloon garlands for Campbell's school. I learn a little more each time I make one and get better and faster too. This one has been my favorite one I've made to date. It's still hard figuring out how to hang them but thankfully Scott always manages it for me and I think he's learning a few good tricks for that part. They're such a cheap decoration and truly are easy to make. This one took me about 2 hours start to finish and probably cost me around $15 total. I always get asked how I do it and I just blow up the balloons, tie several in bunches together (5-6) then thread one of the balloons in the bunch through a fishing wire. The biggest piece of advice I can give to have a good looking balloon garland is to blow your balloons up all different sizes. It's good to get a couple of jumbo balloons to have here and there and I love teeny tiny balloons too. When your balloons are all the same size it doesn't look as good and that's the mistake I see people making the most so do different sizes!
I absolutely adored Wells cake, complete with the queen holding a corgi no less. When we brought it home, Bennett made me smile so big when he was admiring the cake and said "I love the fairy godmother!"
Someone local made the adorable cookies for me and they tasted just as good as they looked! We served fish and chips for dinner then let Wells dig into his cake after!
We got super tickled because after a bit of hand-grabbing the cake, Wells decided to go all in and just stick his face in the entire thing. He ate it like that the rest of the time and had a good time doing it too!!
I was too busy during the party and didn't get nearly as many photos as I wanted to and I was kicking myself for that after but oh well! I did get this sweet picture of my three boys together and something about it makes my heart smile so big. I love these three boys so much and the two bigger ones adore that baby in the middle!
We had such a sweet time celebrating our sweet baby boy!

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