Seriously, can you believe this kid?
Going and turning one-year-old already.
I must confess, I did not have plans to throw him a birthday party. Since none of our family live near us and he’s too young to have “friends” (I mean, I guess he could have friends, but that means I’d have to make friends so we’ll just keep saying he’s too young for friends) we figured we’d just give him some presents, let him tear into a piece of cake and be done with it.
But my mom had other plans. I let her take over and she threw him a “monster” of a birthday party. I literally did not do anything except buy some cheese and slap candy eyes on the cupcakes.
Seriously. My mom is amazing.
I did sort of help her pick the monster theme though, which was a huge hit.
And she ran wild with it. There were monsters everywhere.
No bowl was safe.
We monster-fied some red velvet cupcakes. Super easy. You just need a grass piping tip and some candy eyes. Boom! Monster cupcakes.
I forgot I did help make some Oreo-eye-balls for the cake. An eye ball artist I am not. But what monster is perfect anyway, right?
We even got the child to keep a hat on his head for longer than 2.5 seconds. A true birthday miracle.
Of course, my favorite part of the day was when Wyatt finally got his cake. And not just because that meant I finally got cake too, but that didn’t hurt.
He’s got his “woman, where’s my cake” look pretty much perfected, I think.
Finally, we stopped torturing him.
My mom’s house was filled with friends and family on Saturday, which was overwhelming and wonderful all rolled into one. I’m so glad she
forced convinced me to have a real party.
Do you guys go all out for birthdays or just keep it simple? I think either is great, as long as there’s cake, of course.