I do love planning parties, but this one was a little bittersweet. They aren't 'babies' any more. A lot of love and time went into planning their Ocean ONEderland party. It all started with their invitation and I planned everything around that. I made a DVD of the boys' first year that played during the party. The DVD took me a couple of months to make because weeding through 11+ months of pictures and selecting which ones to use takes quite a bit of time! We ended up with a 15 minute DVD detailing their year accompanied by music.
Next up was the birthday banner. I found some that I liked on Etsy, but they were expensive in my opinion, so I broke down and made one myself.I took some of the craft paper I used to make the banners to make fish decals which were placed all over the house. Credit has to go to Justin for drawing the original fish because mine turned out terribly!I used leftover craft paper to make a few banners.
I made favors for the kids which I never took a picture of. They were beach buckets & shovels filled with goodies.
Aunt Chica & Aunt Danielle slept over on Friday night so that when we woke on Saturday morning, the boys had someone to entertain them while Justin & I got everything ready for the party.
Aunt Christa & Nolan (who is staring at his new Cozy Coupe!)
They love climbing in & out!Emma & Luke enjoyed playing in the new playhouse from Grammie & Grandpop!
We love our family & friends!!
It was a fun day for us all. We can't thank our family and friends enough for all of their love for the past year. The boys had a great time (and were tuckered out that night!!). Although they won't remember the day, they will look back at pictures & video and they will feel all of the love from the people who helped make their birthday party so special!