and here is the back (I blacked out all of our personal information.)
I made this ribbon wreath (thanks to pinterest!) back before we moved houses. It turned out pretty cute, but our red door clashed with it and kind of took away from it some. Also, if I was going to do this again, I would try to find double sided ribbon so that the solid white backs of the ribbon wouldn't show so much. I still thought it turned out pretty cute though.
I also made these two signs. The one on the left has one of Mary Hyatt's montly pictures from each month. The one on the right was just several of my favorite pictures chronologically. I had originally planned to make a bann with her monthly pictures, but I just ran out of time. I think this sufficed good enough though.
Somehow I totally forgot to take pictures of the whole set up of the party. We had it in our backyard. We served BBQ, baked beans, potato salad and chips. We also set up an ice cream bar. Originally, I had hoped to have it all set out on the tables when the guests arrived. However, since we were doing it outside, and since it was super hot outside, I couldn't really live the ice cream or the toppings out for long. That meant I just threw it all out on the table when everyone was done with lunch. It all worked out well. Here is a small glimpse..
Since we were having such a detailed ice cream bar, Ben and toyed with the idea of even having a cake for the guests at the party. I finally decided that I just couldn't stand to have a birthday party without some kind of cake so I set out to order one, but didn't want to spend a ton of money on it since it wasn't really the focus point of the party. I had heard that Publix had pretty good cakes and that they offered a free smash cake with your purchase. When I explained to the bakery what I wanted they said it wouldn't be a problem I wanted something simple that we really wouldn't have to cut, and I wanted it in the shape of a number 1. They made this pull apart cupcake cake. I thought it was perfect. I was so impressed with Publix. And, it was at a great price which was even better!