Monday, October 28, 2013

Reagan's 1st Birthday!

Well, it was a weird weekend for the youngest Robert. Poor Reagan started running a fever on Friday which lasted all of Saturday and Sunday as well. He was pretty achy and clingy and you could tell just by looking at his eyes that he wasn't feeling well. He had no other symptoms - just that darn fever. Woke up this morning good as new!

Unfortunately that meant he was sick for his birthday and party. Boo! With a little medicine he was in pretty good spirits, though. He's a laid back kid anyway, so he humored all of us and we made it through yet another birthday party this month.


We celebrated Reagan turning one by creating "Reagan's Farm." Always a cute theme for a birthday! I had been waiting years to do this party, haha.


Every table was a different vegetable in Reagan's garden. I didn't get a good picture of all of the tables, but there were carrot, pumpkin, cucumber, radish, and pea tables - all with matching colored tablecloths.  I doubt anyone noticed that detail, but I knew about it. :)


There was popcorn inside each of the red buckets. I have TONS of popcorn left, haha.


For drinks we had punch and water inside of a barnyard cooler. 


Not gonna lie, I was proud of those letters spelling "Reagan." Several people asked where I got the idea. Well, from my own noggin, that's where! That's why I was so happy it turned out. :D


The number "1" was what I used in Reagan's birthday pictures, and I'm obsessed with that fringe made from tablecloths. It's sooo easy to make, and adds a pop of fun color.


This backdrop was probably my favorite thing of all. I just had so much fun making it, and Evelyn had fun helping to decide where everything should go. We created this scene using foam board, craft paper, and our own imaginations. 


Below the farm scene were Reagan's birthday cupcakes. Those Melissa and Doug crates are awesome - don't throw them out when your kids get toys! I have already found so many uses for them. For this party they made the perfect pins for our barnyard animals. 


Okay, so the apple tree might have to be my other favorite thing. For favors the kids had apple cups for their drinks to take home. They were a hit!


We had ice cream sundaes as our main snack down in the "dairy bar" at Reagan's farm. For some reason I didn't take a picture of the other side of the room, but here was a separate table set up with toppings - another hit with the kids! Of course, I had to throw in a quote somewhere from Reagan's namesake. Ronald Reagan was responsible for naming July "National Ice Cream Month" and for calling ice cream the perfect dessert. Highly appropriate for our party. :)

I only had the camera in my hands a lot for the first part of the day, so unfortunately I didn't get pictures of all of our guests. But here is what I have of us enjoying the party!



Some friends filling their apple cups with punch. It was so cute watching the kiddos slurping from their big ole apples. :)


We played a rousing game of "find the pumpkin" which is exactly as it sounds...


...I hid a pumpkin in Reagan's farm, and the kids had to find it. 


Kept them entertained for a while. :)

Soon it was time to build some sundaes!




Yum!

I enjoyed my vanilla with oreos, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. :)

We knew that we only had so much time before Reagan would decide he was done for the day, so soon we sang Happy Birthday to the birthday boy. We waited until the last minute to get a smash cake for Reagan, and all that the store had left was a triple chocolate cake, haha. So that's what we got!



I loved the faces he was making while we sang to him. Like, "Really? I don't feel good, people. Don't look at me." Haha.



And he really wasn't interested in eating any triple chocolate cake. :D


He was slightly more interested in a cupcake. :)



I didn't take a lot of opening presents, because I was assisting, but I was so glad to capture this last picture of Reagan smiling! Proof that he was happy and did have fun, even though he wasn't feeling his best. He's a cutie pie!

This is the LAST birthday party I'm throwing for a long time. No parties next year at all. We'll be saving anything extra for our vacation, and we very well may be in Disney on Grace or Reagan's birthdays - or maybe both!

So thank you for checking out the details at Reagan's Farm! It was a fun day. Yee-Haw! :)


6 comments:

Sarah said...

Totally makes sense that July is National Ice Cream month. I was born in July. Destiny!

Adorable party, as always. I've said it before but you have three lucky babies to have such a creative, amazing mama.

Reagan. Happy Birthday buddy! You are too cute!

Sarah said...

Totally makes sense that July is National Ice Cream month. I was born in July. Destiny!

Adorable party, as always. I've said it before but you have three lucky babies to have such a creative, amazing mama.

Reagan. Happy Birthday buddy! You are too cute!

April said...

What a cute party and cute birthday boy! I love the way you did the name and the apple tree! I love the idea of letting everyone make their own sundaes too!

Heather said...

I mean...could this be any more awesome?! Don't fret about not throwing any of your own parties next year...I'll be calling you to help with Kinleys!

Adrien said...

Thank you, everyone! :) Totally, Heather. Pick a theme early, and I'll be on the scout for stuff, haha.

Katie said...

This looks so fun! I wish I was half as creative as you are...this is adorable!

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