Here I am finally writing this post, and only three weeks later..if someone can explain how life gets away from me so quickly, that would be great! We threw Jackson’s first birthday party the weekend before his actual birthday, and it turned out great! I had been thinking over the past few months on what kind of birthday party I wanted to throw him, and at the top of my list was small and casual. Not a ton of people, not a huge commotion, but I definitely still wanted to pull together a theme and some fun ideas. Those of you who know me also know that ‘themey’ rooms, clothing, parties, and anything else is not my cup of tea (note: anything with sayings or characters on it that my child owns were not purchased by me). I know that one day I will have a little boy who looks at me with stars in his eyes asking for a Ninja Turtles or super hero birthday party, and I will happily oblige. But, until then, I am having fun coming up with themes for my little man that are detailed with his mama’s taste!
For his birthday party, I don’t even know in particular what I would call his theme, as I pulled in a couple of ideas from different areas. 50’s, rock and roll. A little bit of classic diner. Summer barbeque. Ultimately, I suppose the theme wrapped up was just the 50’s in a nutshell. We had old records for decorations, microphone cupcakes, barbecue chicken sandwiches, and pop ‘rocks’ and ‘rock’ candy (get it, wink wink). And, of course, classic coke and some red Jone’s Soda for some extra flair.