I mentioned before that Fall birthdays are hard to think of ideas for. I had a hard time with Reese’s aside from knowing that I wanted it to be gold and I wanted to sparkle. all. the. things. I saw a birthday party that I loved the cake for here and it was a “deer” theme so I ran with that.
True to my style the invitations were way late. I let people know there was going to be a party on the 8th, but I couldn’t tell them a time because we had to wait for the time of the FSU game to be announced since we don’t miss games over here and a bunch of my family were going to the game. SO… I waited. and waited. and waited some more until they finally announced it and I quick told the invitation designer the time. I got them back the Friday before the party so I just sent a picture text of the invitation out to everyone. Digital era for the win.
I like to keep the first birthday parties small. I feel like babies get really overwhelmed pretty quickly and I didn’t want Reese to be clingy and fussy. So it was just family and a few close friends. I kept food simple too and made a big chili bar with baked potatoes, french fries, hot dogs… basically anything you’d potentially put chili on.
I didn’t decorate much, just made a few signs, the little banner for Reese’s cake and her birthday outfit.
My brother’s girlfried baked and frosted Reese’s cake for me because she’s awesome and I love her forever for doing that because it turned out so cute!
And let’s just talk about Reese’s birthday outfit for a minute. I wanted Deer pants. I couldn’t find deer pants. I very rarely take no for an answer so I made them myself. Much to the amusement of my husband, mom and sister because they thought I was insane. I might be, but I still wanted deer pants. The first pair actually got ruined by accident while I was making them so my sister went to old navy in the morning and bought a new pair and I. LOVE. THEM. So did everyone else once they saw them so there.
Reese’s cake smash didn’t go super well. I think she was getting really tired, but she ended up rubbing her eye and smashing cake and frosting all over them and she freaked out. Cake smash over.
and that’s about it. I still can’t believe she’s 1!