I know you have all been waiting to see photos from Jaxon’s first birthday party…so here are a few. The theme was ✈ airplanes and travel…and Saint Louis too, since that is where we live. It was a blast designing everything…from the party hats to the little passports. (Most of which will be available in my new shop soon, including the travel poster below.) And if you didn’t catch my post of the invitations, see them here.
When the little party guests arrived they each got their passport photos taken in front of a big map. I borrowed my friend Fran’s polaroid camera…she took most of them, including Jaxon’s! (See her blog here.) They got their passport stamped for all the things they did, like eating cake and ice cream!
Everything was exactly how I imagined a little kid birthday party to be. The kids table was in the center of the room, marked with bright red balloons. I love seeing the kids wear their party hats! The tables were lined with brown postal paper and sprinkled with giant confetti. Daddy bought balsa wood airplanes that we placed all around.
It was nice to have a little play area for the some entertainment between activities. Jaxon had fun playing with his friends, Weston and Jack!
We had pizza, yummy snacks…cheese balls, pretzels, and animal crackers, homemade sugar cookies shaped like clouds and airplanes and of course cake! The cake sat on top of the same vintage suitcase as the one in this photo. I made Jaxon a little smash cake. It said I’M ONE on it…but he liked the ice-cream better!
Later we played ‘pin the propeller’ on the nose of the airplane. Some of the kids were blindfolded…hilarious!
Before departure, all the little party guests went to the baggage claim to get their suitcase favor…filled with homemade sugar cookies, pretzels, a notepad for ideas, small toy and plastic airline wings. So glad that I found just enough suitcases for the party…
With some twine and tiny clothes pins, I put Jaxon’s photos from his first year on display for everyone to see how my little peanut grew!
Opening gifts! Daddy was trying to get the last picture of the party. (It was blurry…shhh) Thank you Eddi and London for helping!
Finally the birthday boy and me, Momma!…and Daddy too. Thanks babe for all your help and for making the slide show!