24 January 2011

Bennett's PARTAY! (picture overLOAD)

Even though Bennett's Birthday isn't officially until (wednesday) January 26th, we decided to throw him a Birthday celebration on Saturday (the 22nd) instead because the weekend was much more convenient. We kept it small, family only. I'm really glad we did it that way, it was a fairly laid back party, and Bennett knew everyone here :)

We did a Mickey Mouse theme, of course!! Bennett loves him some Mickey Mouse. I didn't go overboard with food and decorations. Pizza for lunch, and cake for dessert. Some streamers, a birthday banner, balloons and that was it!
Speaking of the cake... Oh. my. gosh. My sister-in-law Nichole, makes the cutest, most fun cakes EVER. She made him a Mickey Mouse cake and it was FABULOUS! (Make sure to check out the pictures of it below). But I didn't let Bennett smash into that cake, he had his own little smash cake to play with. Sugar free frosting, cause I'm weird about that stuff.

So pretty much, it was an awesome day! So happy and thankful to have family near by to help celebrate my little man's 1st birthday. If you've been following along with the 'celebrating bennett's 1st year' series, you can probably see how much they love my little guy. He's so lucky to have them, and so are we!

Get ready for the photo overload!

{check out his AMAZING Mickey Mouse Birthday cake!!! }
{Bennett's Aunt Nichole made this cake for B! She is pretty much the bomb! }
{jeffrey the chihuahua, alison, chad, amy, nichole, grandma, lissa, mike, philip }
{ bennett and his cousins, ali & amy }
{wearing his new mickey shirt! }
{ i look pregnant in this picture, but i assure you, i am not! }


There are two more posts coming up for the 'Celebrating Bennett's 1st Year' series. One from Dad, and one from... me :)

In the meantime... here are some videos from his party!! :)







37 comments:

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Wow that cake does rock! Can she fly down here and make a cake for my Addison's first birthday?! I'm only sorta kidding. Glad he had such a wonderful birthday! I love his overall too, so cute!

Jill said...

awesome shots! happy birthday to all of you! what fun!

blessings,
jill

m&msmommy said...

Great pic! The cake is awesome!!! :) He is SOOO adorable!

creatingme said...

oh wow, some really nice photos of your 1 year old boy!

Sarah Halstead said...

So cute. Looks like a great party. Wonderful photos.

mommatojoa said...

What a lovely party!
With my sons two b-days I got way too into it with decorations and was WAY too pooped to do anything afterwards, so now we only do family and a friend or two.

Shawntae said...

ahh it turned out sooo cute! i love the cake too it is just perfect! Happy Happy Birthday Bennett! (this wednesday)

The Best of Both Worlds said...

What a perfect birthday party. Love all your pictures. What kinda camera do you use? I think his cake smashing was adorable. He looks so happy!

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Natalie said...

Looks like he had so much fun and you captured it well! :D

Zwickl Family said...

I love these! I hope had an amazing birthday, Bennett. We can't wait to see you and celebrate all the kids turning ONE!

I'm glad he enjoyed his cake, Logan just played with his. hehe

{Katie} said...

What a darling little boy. It looks like he had a great party!

uwmomma said...

I love your pictures! It looks like it was a fun little party!

Nikki said...

Great photos! I love the mickey mouse them and holy wow that cake is amazing!

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

best birthday ever! Love having the videos too, Chad did a great job!

Jeska said...

Cutest pictures ever! Looks like a great time ;)

Tara said...

oh my goodness, he is too cute. Love the photo in the highchair with the hat...adorable. Happy Birthday Bennett!

Photo Freak said...

he is so freaken cute

ADSchill said...

It sure was a fun day! Loved being able to celebrate with babes.
Hopefully I can spend a little time with him on Wednesday too!

Amy Watts said...

So fun! Hey can she make me an Elmo cake for Reese's birthday? I have been considering doing it myself but that Mickey one was so cute. Let me know- thanks!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, happy birthday to Bennett!! Same birthday as Wayne Gretsky! :)

These are such gorgeous photos of his wonderful day. We had J's party on the 22nd as well. I wish I'd taken as many photos... I was busy running around and didn't remember to bring out the camera until it was cake time!

Kari said...

What a great birthday party. From the cake to the pictures...it looked perfect. I love the snaps of him eating the cake with the balloons in the background. Good job mommy!

Lea said...

Loved sharing in Bennett's birthday celebration. Happy week!

Jess Craig said...

yay for bennett's special day! i love the slide show in the background. that's really sweet. you're such a good mama! also, you're looking really good!

Nancy Moyle said...

Mandy - thanks so much for putting the video on. We watched it for part of family night and Livvy just kept saying..."I wish we were there." It was cute and sad at the same time. He is so sweet and growing so fast! We love you guys!

rachel said...

so cute! and that cake is amazing! I can't wait for Charlie's party this weekend! and the pictures that go with it. : )

jill said...

awe, what a fun party! i love the mickey mouse theme. so perfect for bennett!!

Deb said...

Looks like such a nice party. He's such a beautiful baby boy and your photos of him are wonderful. My favorite is the third from the bottom. Enjoyed the videos too!

Nikki said...

Bennett's party was so cute!!! I love the cake!!! Did you have that made or did someone make it (like in your family). So so cute!!

kbreints said...

such great pictures, and love the decorations for the party!

Brooke said...

TOMORROW IS HIS BIRTHDAY! These pictures are fabulous :) What a great birthday and we love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse here and Have a Laugh! series :)

Kristi said...

Cuuuuuute! The cake smash collage is just precious! My own baby boy turns 1 on St Pattys this year and I am SO excited. Happy birthday to your little man!

Sue said...

Great party theme.
Great photos.
Great video.

And, oh, what a cute little guy!

=)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What FUN!

Man how I wish blogs existed when my kids were that little & how I wish I had a digital camera then to post photos like those. What a fun way to capture a milestone of a day.

julie said...

A cake smash party...LOVE it! The one you shared as your "sweet" shot is absolutely priceless. What wonderful 1st b-day memories!!

allie said...

LOVE it! What an awesome party :) You three make one good looking family!

Cakeblast said...

Wonderful post! Happy Birthday to the little guy!

Amber said...

What a fun birthday party and the cake is just adorable. I absolutely love the "Cake Smash" pictures!! He is a cutie for sure :)