25 Jan Throw A Party // Baby’s 1st Pow-Wow
Last week, my darling little one turned ONE! I’m still in shock that I’ve been a mom this long and that I’ve survived a full year! Of course, we had to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the greatest day of our lives; the day our precious boy was born! Since he was a few months old, I’ve thought about his birthday party and what we’d do. Our boy is adventurous, brave, strong and has a spirit that can’t be beat! He’s our little brave one… B The Brave One! I decided to throw him a “Pow-wow” of sorts to celebrate that sweet spirit of his! You can shop all the items you see in these photos at the bottom of this post!
I ordered these darling invitations from my favorite, Minted.com! They came in right away and were super easy to design and order! I always go to Minted.com first when planning a shin-dig! Aren’t the just perfect?!
Our birthday gift to our boy was a teepee! We had it all set up with blankets and everything ready for the party at our church. B wore this felt headdress from Etsy. I also ordered this precious felt bow and arrows set and this matching quiver with more arrows for him to play with, too! I made this campfire with Christmas lights, a colander, a fan and some cellophane… It lit up and moved and looked just like a real fire when I surrounded it with firewood.
I wanted the food at the party to be easy, grab-and-go options that would work for big and little hands [and palates] . I settled on a hunted and gathered theme with our food, having the veggies and hummus and chicken skewers on either side. B-Man LOVES his fruit, especially blueberries, so I stuck his favorite foods on these skewers that resemble arrows! For dessert, I had peanut brittle [my sister’s Mother-in-law’s recipe that is AMAZING] because it looks like rocks in river mud! I also had some amazing cookies made by Charmant Sweets! They were perfect! Charmant also provided the two cakes! Both cakes were gluten free and absolutely delicious, PLUS they were, quite possibly, the cutest things I’ve ever seen! We place the food on round, tree trunk cutouts and I hung this paper garland from Etsy behind the table for added festivities.
I just threw the drinks into ice chests and had mason jars and straws out for guests to use with them. I tied the jars with leather strips and added beads and feathers to make them festive! I made coloring books and tied them to stick crayons for the kids to take as party favors [along with their felt headdresses], but I wanted to add something the adults could take home too, so I put together a “Choose your Trail” station where guests could make their own trail mix!
Even though the kiddos are too small to really hit the pinata, we had one anyway. The boys actually figured out, pretty quickly, what to do. B just wanted to ride on top of it. Once it was broken, the baby’s loved playing with the candy, which was quickly dispersed to the husbands! I love the photo of B’s friend, W, sharing his candy with him!
Since I knew my boy would be covered in cake [he’s my child, after all, so I knew he’d be all about the cake], I took a long-sleeved, white onesie and painted it to say “I’m One” in a fun way to go with the theme! I paired the onesie with a pair of leggings with black teepees on them. He also wore some moccosins and a felt headdress. He was SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!! After the cake, we changed him into a henley and some leggings that have little Indian braves, trees and woodland creatures on them! His hair was all messy and covered in cake and he just looked a hot mess… so very little-boy of him… IT WAS SO CUTE!
We had the best time celebrating our little brave one with friends and family! If you’re debating whether or not to throw a party for your little one’s 1st birthday, DO IT! Even if it’s small, you’ll love having your loved ones there and the photos and memories it creates. I have to say that after the party, I collapsed onto the couch… this mama was TIRED to say the least, but I was overwhelmed with love!
If you’d like to buy any of the party supplies mentioned above, you can do that here: