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Summer babies mean Summer birthday parties – and as I finished packing the red, white and blue decorations into the back of my parents’ car, I smiled. Suddenly, each one of those sticky, sweaty days, waddling like a penguin with a medicine ball between its flippers as I tried to bear the humidity of my final trimester with Hero, was even more worth it. We were celebrating our baby’s first birthday in the Sunday sunshine, at the local beach…with a bountiful barbecue.
Baby Hero turned one on July 3rd [he shares his birthday with very handsome men – Tom Cruise and Thomas Gibson], and so we decided to celebrate the 3rd with a 4th of July BBQ on the 5th. Mainly because every pitch was hired out for the 4th July before Christmas at least.
We tried to set up the buffet in the coastal winds. Whilst holding down tablecloths like the Banks’ family staff in Mary Poppins each time the cannons were fired, I realised I had forgotten most of the essential items – burger flipper, sellotape, refuse bags…you know, everything that wasn’t pretty, but practical.
Still, we had fun, we made memories and we celebrated our baby’s big day.
Happy first birthday, Baby Hero [Mommy’s little rabbit].
He sure is a little cutie pie. Happy first birthday to him. It looks like he had a very nice party 🙂
What a fantastic idea for a birthday! Lovely photos too. I have winter/autumn babies.
These are some of the cutest first birthday photos! I just adore the one of him drinking from the spout! I also like the quote on your gift bags – really wonderful.
Aww–it looks like a great time was had by all-especially that little boy drinking directly out of the cooler bottle!
What a lovely party. I love the table setting and all the kids looked like they had so much fun. I'm still chuckling at the second to the last photo.
Happy Birthday, little one! It looks like so much fun :-). Your pictures are perfectly timed, and it looks like you all made some wonderful memories!
I love how you decorated everything! And that cake looks amazing! We need to throw more parties that are this put together.
Ah well happy birthday to your little guy, it sounds like it was just the perfect day. I'm laughing at your older son drinking out of the lemonade dispenser. Too cute!
Awwww how cute is he, happy belated birthday. I am a summer baby too mine is on 7th, looks like all the kids had so much fun.
How cute! I love the setting you set up, it's just perfect! I don't think I could ever do something like that.
I love the barbeque and outdoor setup for the birthday. It looks so fun and refreshing celebrating outdoors.
Aw happy birthday from me too. Such precious pictures and I love the little cake!
Happy birthday to him! This is one awesome happy party. Love it!
Aww that is so lovely. Happy first birthday Hero xxx
How cute! I love this idea, the colors fit perfectly too. Looks like a great time was had!! Adorable photos! – Jeanine
Happy 1st Birthday to Hero. This looks like an fantastic way to celebrate his first birthday with a barbecue. Summer birthdays are sometimes so much fun because they are celebrated outside. Thanks for sharing.
Omg what a fabulous party setup!!!!!! Just loving all of the birthday photos!!! Happy birthday hero :):)
I am loving all the details of your party. Balloons are always a must – my son needs one whenever he sees them in the store. lol