A Monsterous Affair
August 20, 2012
Yesterday was Beckett’s first ever birthday party. First ever. He’s been alive for a whole year. What do you do when you keep your child alive and well for a whole year? You celebrate! Monster style.
First you invite all your friends.
Then you decorate.
The key to decorating for a monster party is to googly-eye everything: picture frames, drink dispenser, serving spoons, family dog…everything.
Also, check the cupcake picture. No, I didn’t let the 3rd grade class at church decorate those. I did it all by my big girl self. I had a sobering realization that my dreams of opening my own cupcakery will probably not come to fruition.
Double also – see the last picture? I thought that sewing 20 party favors (14 more than needed, just in case random children started wandering in from the streets) would be so fun and quick. It was neither of those things. But it was fun to let the babes pick out a monster to “adopt”*.
After you decorate, you PARTY!
And, since it’s your party, you can cry if you want to.
One of my favorite parts of the party was our Korean birthday tradition, compliments of Steve Chan, or resident Korean friend.
We set out an assortment of items for Beckett to choose from, each item representing his future. He had his choice between doctor, computer genius, regular genius, rich, long life, athlete, or preacher. He went straight for the ball of yarn, so clearly he’s choosing long life to accomplish all of the above.
(This was a seriously fun tradition. We encouraged all of the babies to play. Ephraim and Knox are both going to be preachers, though, so it will be awkward in the future deciding which congregation to attend.)
After our Korean festivities: cake time!
And shortly after the cake, everyone went home and we crashed.
All in all, it was a fantastic first ever birthday. And I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the cutest party of all time. Well…maybe not all time, but it was pretty cute.
We have been blessed beyond measure by our friends and family over the past year. Here’s to many more birthdays with our favorite firstborn!