This past weekend we celebrated Will's first birthday! Time flies! I didn't go nuts with decor, but made up a few "W1LL" banners to match the general theme of the Paperless Post invite we sent out:
The party was Saturday so we spent most of Friday evening cleaning & grocery shopping. It seemed like we were all set - plenty of food, a clean outfit for the baby, dog-fur-free living room, birthday banner hung. Once Will had gone to bed and Jesse was watching March Madness, I began to worry that we needed party favors for our guests. I started out thinking we needed favors just for the kids but then thought to myself that I should have something for the adults, too. When it's 8:45 at night and you live in the woods, you have somewhat limited options but I headed out to the closet Home Depot, which was open until 10 and bought, on a whim, some flower bulbs. At the Target next door, I got some paper Easter grass and rushed home to assemble them with some plastic bags and ribbon I already had.
Here's what I came up with - I was pretty pleased...
...except they're basically the least kid-friendly favor ever. We had 4 kids there besides Will and I think they were hoping that these were chocolates. Sorry, kids, just gladiolus bulbs. Also in hindsight I wish I had gone with bulbs that can be planted inside since some of our guests were apartment dwellers. I had just grabbed gladiolus bulbs because a) it was late and b) I think they're really pretty. Lesson learned!
Happy Birthday, Baby Will, and Happy Spring, readers!