Monday, July 11, 2011

Colson's 1st Birthday Party

Colson's party had a sweet shoppe theme. I say "theme" very loosely because I'm not big on them. They make me feel too confined. Ha! 

I got several ideas from Kara's Party Ideas. Oh my goodness I wish I could jump into my computer and go to some of the parties featured. Wow!

I was in Maggie Moo's a month ago (imagine cream!) and saw these cute little waffle bowls. I ordered some on the spot. ; ) They fit perfectly in jumbo cupcake liners.

I bought Colson's stamp from this etsy site and stamped his name on little wooden spoons. I love how they turned out.

 Party favors
The girls' favors were cupcake crayons.

We gave the boys bath paint. Something messy but contained hopefully!

Last fall I saw on Jill's blog the cutest way to take pictures of party guests. I bought this frame for 75% off at Hobby Lobby and painted it cream. My dad hung it outside with fishing line.
Papa & Gigi
My parents (Pappy & Bunny)
Jason's parents (Gran & G-Daddy)
Cocoa, Dubs, and Shannon
Stacy, Parker, Payton, & Davin
Abby, Ava & Mark
Helga, Noah & Adam
Josh, Brody, Jillian & Jennifer
Amy & Andrew

Birthday boy!
Even though his birthday is not until Wednesday, it's always fun to start the party early. ; )
From the day we brought Colson home for the hospital I thought he looked a lot like his uncle Andy. Those Rowes have strong family genes!
Brody & Z

Colson loved the icing on his cake.
We would have been there all day if he had tried to eat any cake!
"I think I'll drink my milk and read one of my birthday cards."
Thanks everyone for celebrating Colson's first year with us!

From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.

John 1:16


Jodi Lansink said...

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY COLSON! He is adorable---I think Brylie and him have very similar features....the dark hair, eyes, etc....SO CUTE!!!

Rachel said...

Happy 1st Birthday Colson :) What a beautiful party :)

Wendy said...

So cute! I can't believe he's already turning 1!!! You southerners sure do know how to throw a cute party....I lived in AR for 24 years before moving to Ohio but I don't even have 1/10 of the creativity it would take to put something like that together!!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday sweet Colson! Awesome job on the party, Katie!! Very creative! I LOVE the hanging frame idea, so clever!

"The Mrs." said...

What a great b-day! I am a new follower ;)

Happiness Is... said...

adorable, adorable. love it all!

Brittany said...

What a cute party, Katie! I think he is really starting to look like Zach.

ashley said...

I'm impressed - so fun, cute, and creative!!! Can I hire you? Wish I could have been there to help seeing Reese in the last picture (I know she was a part of the big day) Happy early birthday Colson, you bring us ALL JOY!!!!

amy said...

What a great idea for a party! loved it! And it is so hard to believe he is ONE!!! Where has the time gone??
Happy Birthday Colson!!!!

Alex and Jill said...

Oh that boy is a dollface!! Love the one of him drinking his bottle and reading a card. HA!

You did a great job on the party - love it all.

Melanie Mueller said...

Oh my goodness! I love everything you did for your big one year old! Precious decorations, party favors and the pictures of the guests in the frame---Adorable!
Your birthday boy is so super cute!!! You got tons of awesome pictures! What a great party!!!

This is the day! said...

What a special day! I love all the cute touches you added to the party. Looks like such a great time:). What a sweet boy!

Laurie said...

What a great party and such a cute 1 year old!!!! I'm emailing you some name art for your girl that I made today while on vacay. You are a special person! God bless, Laurie

Life with my sweeties said...

Happy Birthday Colson!! You did an awesome job on the party!!

Meg said...

What sweet party for a precious boy!! Looks like such fun!!

P.S. looks like we do in fact have the same hobby lobby frame and we both painted it cream!! :)

Nicole Rodriguez said...

LOVE his party!!! Such cute ideas!!! And the picture frame idea was so precious!

Cory said...

Aww! That was a great party. :) I usually don't like anything too themed, or matchy either, and that outside picture frame is a great idea! Have a great week! Your boys are precious!

Sara said...

Can't believe he is almost one! I love the "theme". The way you did the cupcakes was neat.....I live through others creativity:)

Love the last picture!

Kirby and Anna said...

What a perfect party... loved all the details! I can't believe Colson is already one!!! I remember when I first started following you before he was born!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful party and a great 1st birthday theme! I love it!! Colson is a precious blessing from the Lord! Happy 1st birthday to your little guy!

Mandy said...

You ROCK sister! Everything is perfect. Love it. Colson is just the cutest. MISS THOSE BOYS. Have I told you that?

Jennifer said...

Colson is precious (actually, all 3 of your little ones are). I am glad that I get to see them through bloggy world every week.

Mallory said...

Perfect party!! You did so well on everything, details, details, details! Happy Birthday, Colson!

Hillary said...

Happy Early Birthday Colson! May God bless you and keep you always!

Lots of Love!


The Crowder Family said...

What an adorable party for an adorable little boy!! I loved all of your little details, but especially the big frame! Too cute! Have a wonderful day!

Dianna said...

Great Job! Looks like a lot of fun!

m&msmommy said...

Absolutely adorable pictures!!!! And I completely LOVE that "theme"! ;) That is so cute and creative!

Katie, your 3 beautiful children are so lucky to have you as their mommy! :)

katie said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Colson!!

The decorations were so precious!!

Thanks for your strength...I draw from it.

Jenna said...

Katie, the party was fantastic! Love the theme and all the special touches. All the pics are awesome - a great day for a super sweet little fella. What a blessing he is!

Leanne said...

Katie! Hi!!!

I read your blog all the timebut hardly every leave comments, not sure why...does this make me kind of a lurker??? Ha. I'll try to leave more comments!

I can't believe Colson's already one. The time is really flying....the party looked so fun and the decor was tons of great ideas! My oldest girl is turning 14 in two weeks (GASP) and I can't wait to steal some ideas!!

The thought of our babies having such a grand view of the fireworks on the 4th was bittersweet. Blow Reese a kiss for me, would you??

Talk soon, dear one.

hi-d said...

Awh...Colson's party looks like it turned out to be a smashing event! The photographs you had framed of him were so beautiful!

I love that photo of him lounging...drinking his milk and reading his card. Too cute!

Tracy said...

What a great party! He is so blessed to have such a wonderful family. The pictures are great. Enjoy them while they are small. My fourth munchkin, Avery, is going to the "Big School" this year in K-5 and I am just not sure I am ready. :( Have a great day.

Angie said...

Happy birthday to Colson! I can't believe he's one already! Your party decorations were perfect! I love the picture frame idea-so cute!

The Williams Family said...

Hi Katie, I just love reading your blog, and I love all of the details from Colson's party! You should submit it to Kara's Party blog!! Happy Birthday to Colson, he is such a handsome little guy :)

Amanda said...

Happy birthday Colson! My Collin and Colson share the same birthday! Collin is turning 6 today. The party looks like it was amazing, great job.


Forever missing Gavin 4/7-5/3/08

Amy said...

Summer birthdays are the best! So fun to be outside for them if you can. I am starting to plan my boy's 2nd b-day for the end of August. I have to narrow down my ideas as I have too many! But it sure is fun. I love all your pictures. The pictures of the guests is such a neat idea. You also take great pictures.

I can't believe I have been reading about your family for well over a year now. Where does the time go?

Happy Birthday Colson! Wishing you many many more.

The Morris Family said...

What a very fun party!!! I have gotten some ideas off her site too. One could look at all the parties for months!!!

You did a great job!!

Happy Birthday!!


Summer said...

OMG you did amazing! I am just lovin' the pics of cute Colson hanging from that string...presh in everyway...What super cute party favors very clever...I am lovin' the candy and food table and OMG how awesom is the pciture frame I am glad you told us it was hanging cause dingy me couldn't figure out how everyone was holding it hahahahhaha

Happy Birthday Colson :)!!!!!!!!!


Trac~ said...

Happy 1st birthday, Colson! Looks like a great party and a lot of fun! Great job, mom! :) Thanks for sharing your family with us, Katie. I hope to meet you soon, now that we have officially moved home to Arkansas. Big hugs! :)

julie & joe said...

It looks so fun and the boys look so big!

Deciduous Heather said...

OMG I am so glad I went back to catch up on your blog! The party looks like SO much fun. I love the frame idea. So awesome. Happy belated first birthday to sweet Colson! <3

Fabiola said...

Katie, I cannot believe he is already one year old!!

He is looking so handsome. My favorite picture is the one he is drinking his milk....

Thanks for being such a great "blog" friend!!!

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