Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hank's First Birthday

We celebrated sweet Hanky's first birthday at my in laws a few weeks ago.  The birthday boy was in great spirits and we had so much fun planning, decorating, and just spending time with friends and family.

My MIL made Hank a birthday hat and bib-isn't she so talented?!  And I relied on my internet friends for some other things.  Ashley at PBK made Hank his cute anchor outfits and Ashley of Ashley Brooke Designs designed Hank's invite. They are both such talented girls.

I tried to keep the decor very nautical.  Melissa at 5M Creations made my banners and my sweet sister and SIL always come up with creative ideas.

I made Hank's chalkboard sign and swear I'll never do another one! 

We displayed all of Hank's monthly hippo pictures.

 We served lemonade, anchor shaped pb & js, goldfish, and mini mac n cheese cups for the kids.

My sweet, umm 5 month pregnant, sister made Carraba's copycat sangria for the adults..Sorry sis!

The treat bags had anchor tattoos and nail stickers and cookies.  The cake pops melted ;)

I'd have to say Hank's favorite part of the day was eating the cake!  He ate the whole thing!

Love this picture of my grandmother and dad with the kids.

Dad made this cute photo prop and Shane's family painted it! Hank loved it!

We love you so much sweet Hanky! Thanks to all that attended!


  1. My goodness this is all just too cute! You did such a good job with that chalkboard sign! I'm fairly certain if I tried that it'd look like KP did it!!!

  2. girl you nailed this!!! It looks perfect!

  3. So I am BEYOND late reading this post! Everything looked so amazing, and I may just copy every little detail for Beckett's party next year! And I'd like to move into your in-laws' backyard, that outdoor fireplace is so awesome! Randomly, I've worked with Melissa of 5M for a party I did for a friend a year or so ago, she is great to work with! You did such a wonderful job, Jen!!! Xoxo, Cameron