Wyatt's one year means a lot to me mainly because it doesn't seem like it has been a full year. But it also means a lot because all Mommy's go all out for their baby's first birthday. Though Wyatt passed two days before he was delivered, I consider the day I delivered him to be his birthday. It was the day he entered into this world. It is something that Wyatt and I will always share, our birthdays!!!!
Since Brian and I called Wyatt "Our Little Monkey", we decided to do a monkey themed party. For the past several days I have been searching the Internet looking for monkey decor that I could create myself. I also wanted to ensure that a lot of the food was monkey related.
I still have a lot of work ahead of me, which is fine because I am enjoying every minute of it. The invitations were already sent, so now I just need to get creative.
I will not post photos of the items that I have made until after the party, but I would like to share with you some of the ideas I have found to use for Wyatt's party.
Lovin' this banner!! Of course, I have already made one similar to this for Wyatt's party. This was project #1. It only took me three hours, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
These favors are just adorable. Yes, I will be creating these for all of our nieces and nephews!
Oh yes, inflatable monkeys!!! We already ordered several.
Aren't they so cute? Yep, I will be making these little monkeys instead of a cake!
Okay, now let's talk about the menu. So far I have found recipes for banana pudding, BBQ'd bananas (yes, my thoughts too, but they actually don't sound that bad after reading the recipe), banana smoothies, and monkey balls. I am also doing banana chips! Yep, we have officially gone bananas over this party!!!
So, as you can see it's going to be a jungle of a time. As much as I have been dreading Wyatt's one year birthday, I am actually looking forward to it. I pray that Wyatt is looking down and that he is pleased with the fact that we are honoring him and that we are having fun doing it. I am so happy that we decided to do this party for him. Our little monkey is going to have a monkey bash!!!
Where does the event planner fit in? Well, I am having so much fun creating this party and working out every little detail that I thought maybe one day in the future event planning would fall into my lap. How much fun would that be? Oh, I would love it!