The party was held at our home and the theme was sock monkey(…and red…and aqua…and bunting flags…but mainly sock monkey). Why the sock monkey theme you ask? Well, how exactly do you pick a theme for a 1 year old? They can’t really tell you what they want, and at 1 my child isn’t really into anything other than chasing around our cats and attempting to eat their food. I vetoed the cat theme when I saw how much Logan loved the sock monkey we got him for Easter. It was love at first sight, he kissed it and hugged it and tried to eat it. A sock monkey theme it was.
I woke up that morning thinking about how, just a year ago, I was in labor for most of the day. I thought of how I finally met my tiny 6lb 8oz newborn on the outside at exactly 7:48pm that night, a whole month early. I remembered how peaceful my home birth was. I recalled holding him close to my chest and how he stared up at me, knowing exactly who I was. I thought of not being able to sleep because I was too busy watching my precious baby sleep. How quickly a year goes by. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate the past year of Logan’s life.
A big thanks to my mom, dad and Mr. Crafty Nest for all of their help with this party (and for tolerating my crazy-type A-party planning-nazi-behavior). On to the details…and boy were there lots of details, including banana scented tarts from Scentfully Soy Candles burning as guests arrived (yes, I realize I need help).