1 year old
Love these boarding pass invitations!
Then, I got slightly obsessed with the party favors. I saw the idea of suitcases for party favors from Everyday Celebrating and couldn't let it go. So, I embarked on making the suitcases myself. After 2 days of work, I got them done. I searched forever for the perfect travel stickers that didn't cost too much and lucked out to find them in the $.25 bin at Michael's. Inside the suitcases were: a bag of cookies shaped like a shirt, hat, and boot; bag of Chinese candy, and a bag of peanuts with a label reading "Thanks for flying Parken Airways!" Here's how they turned out...
Official Baggage Claim for the party
After the party favors were figured out, time for the menu. We went with an international food theme including the airport codes on each food label. The menu consisted of:
- Italy - meatballs
- China - egg rolls
- Greek - greek pasta salad
- Normandy - rummagrout (norweigian rice pudding....thanks Kristen!)
- France - strawberries romanoff
- Thailand - cucumber and peanut salad
- Germany - bratwurst
- Mexico - black bean and corn salsa with chips
- Lebanon - hummus with pita and veggies
- Jamaica - pineapple chicken skewers
- USA/DFW - hamburger sliders
- And of course......an airplane birthday cake
Everett got this awesome red chair from Uncle Johnny, Auntie Heather and Savannah. He loves climbing on it and sitting in it! He also got that cute little pig flashlight from Matt and Mandy and wouldn't let it go all day. He was pretty happy with his chair and flashlight for the afternoon!
With today being Everett's birthday, we took him out for brunch after church. Everett wore his cute birthday outfit picked out by his Mama and Grandpa and he looks so handsome! He enjoyed spending time with some of his friends at the church nursery and loved talking to our waitress at the restaurant. We completed the outing with a trip to the Farmer's Market and to the Chinese store to pick up food for dinner.
Daddy and Everett