Before you read any more of this post, or scroll through these pictures of Desi's first birthday party, you should know that there is nothing Pinterest-perfect about my planning. Honestly, I'm just impressed that we pulled something together at all!
As much as I love attending parties that are beautifully decorated with gourmet donut walls and handmade fabric bunting, there is no world that exists where I make that happen. In my world, my family bands together, gets a cheap (but surprisingly awesome) balloon garland from Amazon, and orders enough BBQ to feed the entire block.
The one thing I did plan, however, was Desi's shirt. I got this adorable shirt from an Etsy shop that printed his name on the back. The only bummer is that by next week he will be too big to wear it. This kid won't stop growing!
Since we live in Chicago and most of my family lives in Kansas City, the Quilts family relocated to Missouri for the weekend. With someone else hosting the party I got to actually relax and enjoy it. I almost felt guilty how relaxed I felt! Almost...
Aside from some balloons and this Party City garland, we chose not to spend time on birthday decor. Thankfully the kids didn't seem to mind. Destroying my niece and nephew's playroom was their top priority...
And this is what happens when you leave the kid's table unattended around a one-year old...
And of course we couldn't be in Kansas City during Super Bowl weekend without a Patrick Mahomes cake. Or at least that's what my brother told me when we showed up at his house and instead of a birthday cake there was a Patrick Mahomes cake.
Apparently he's a big deal on The Chiefs? I had to sneak away and Google him.
Confession: I'm that mom that didn't want to feed her kid cake on his birthday. He's never had sugar before! Well, this party is further proof that in a battle of wills, Desi has a good chance of coming out on top. After eating his healthy "cookie" he stole most of his cousin's cake. Spoiler alert: he loved it.
Do you see that plate of unappetizing brown things in the bottom corner? Those are his special cookies. I guess I don't blame him for preferring red velvet cake and buttercream icing. However, I stand by this recipe and think they are surprisingly good!
To make these vegan cookies you only need 3 ingredients:
- 3 bananas
- 1/2 c. almond butter
- 1/2 c. cocoa powder
After so much sugar and excitement, this little dude crashed hard at 6:30pm – which was just fine by me!
And that's a wrap, folks! We kept our kid alive for a whole year! Time to take a break, right?
lololol! Oh gosh. What a funny joke....