It started with the invitations. I wanted people to get a fun, colorful surprise in the mailbox. Did you know that you can mail virtually anything that is less that 13 ounces? Even an empty Gatorade bottle that you have filled with colorful paper :-)
I'm sure not one noticed, but I was sticking with the colors in the Barney color scheme- purple, green, yellow and orange. Even the food was all that color
I made a banner of how he changed over the year and hung it above the food- where I knew everyone would see it!
I also made a banner for the fireplace. I was a little disappointed that the people at the party didn't oohh and ahh over it, but I liked it.
I also made the cupcakes, the cupcake stand, and the smash cake:
He needed a cute shirt, and of course I made that too...
The favors are a lucky find from the 99 cent store. Its so hard to find Barney products in the store. All the packages had broken pieces, so I repacked them in just a ziplock bag with leftover paper from all the other projects.
Maverick is so lucky to have so many people come to celebrate his first year. His aunts and cousins drove in from Austin and West Texas to celebrate with us, and there were a total of 22 people there. Not a bad turnout.
I didn't get enough pictures of M with different people, but luckily Bridget made sure we got one of the 3 of us:
Obviously, Maverick couldn't be disturbed from eating his cake to take a picture :-)
But I am exhausted from getting everything ready. M is too- this is him, about an hour and a half into the party :-)