Adler turns 1!

Our youngest turned ONE last week!  Everyone always tells you to enjoy every minute because the time flies by...what no one ever told me was how much faster it flies with the second one!  I feel like our little Addy went from 0 to 1 in about a nano second.

We celebrated his special day circus style.  One of Adler's first works was el - ahhh - phant...and being the proud mama, I glommed on to that and went a little crazy with the elephants which inevitably turned into a big top birthday theme.  I had so much fun pulling all the details together. But once all the items were sitting in front of me in a big plastic tub waiting to be assembled I felt a bit panicked.  What was I going to do with it all?  Though there are many things I would have done different I was really pleased with the end results...and I think the birthday boy enjoyed it too!  The colors, loud stripes, cake overload....it was exactly what I had hoped to create for him.  My only regret - not snapping more photos!  I realized pretty quickly it can be difficult being the mom, party planner, hostess, and photographer!  My take -a-way from the day:  hire a photographer so that you can enjoy every second with your little peanut and not worry about missing the festivities or the memories.....especially if you talk your husband into dressing up like an elephant!

Thanks to my cousin Mark Fletcher Photography for capturing the 3 photos directly above of Addy's little #1 cupcake, detail of the cake and his Nana's famous birthday number cookies!  I was so thrilled to have another photographer to help capture the details! Happy first Birthday to our little Addy!  We LOVE you So!

resources:

Circus Tent Cake by Tipsy Cake, 36" Round Balloons, Party Hats, game gifts = Party City, Mustache On A Stick, Popcorn Boxes, Paper Bags for Circus Peanuts and Gifts and Paper Straws = Etsy,  Paper Bags for Hot Pretzels and Paper Bags for Circus Peanuts and Cotton Candy = Sur La Table , Adlers Party Hat and Celebrate Banner = Diapers.com, Paper Cups and Napkins = IKEA, Glass Plates = Crate and Barrel.  If I missed anything that you are interested the resource information for please leave a comment below and I will be happy to provide!