I know that it’s been 3 months (yikes) since Autumn turned one, but I figured that late was better than never! ;)
The theme we chose for Autumn’s first birthday party was Super Mario Bros, or “1-Up!” It was a really fun theme, and we could really stick with it with decor and food. Plus, I really loved Super Mario Brothers growing up, and it was a great excuse to get out the old Nintendo and play some, too!
Here are some of the pictures from Autumn’s first birthday:
Since I had been taking monthly pictures of Autumn, I decided to put them all up side by side in a memory wall of her first year! I really liked the way it turned out, and I love that everyone was able to see how much she grew over her first year.
Then, I made a blackboard inspired infographic on black poster board, which showed a lot of Autumn’s favourite things at one. Her favourite foods, favourite song, and the words she had said at the time, as well as the skills she had already learned. It was a nice way of showing people the kinds of things Autumn had been up to lately (at that time). It was fun to make as well!
Here’s Autumn with her 1-up banner! The two mushrooms were also her invitations. So everyone who came had received one of those as well.
A special chair for the birthday girl
Green and pink cupcakes (for Luigi and Princess Peach), with the pink one being the very first cupcake that Autumn ever got to eat.
And she loved it! I don’t think there were any crumbs at all. She ate the entire thing.
For food, we had a veggie and fruit platter, red and green M&M’s (for turtle shells), chips and dip, and other various candies (which I am having a hard time remembering because I never actually ate any of it haha). We also had Pink Princess Peach Lemonade, and regular lemonade, and the lovely pink and green cupcakes.
It was such a great day, and we felt super blessed by those who were able to be there with us to celebrate our little girl <3