August is a mover and a shaker, and if you couple that with the fact that he loves to climb, be tipped upside down, and absolutely LOVE bananas…..a “Monkey First Birthday Party” seemed like the perfect fit.
I personally feel like the 1st birthday party is an excuse to “GO BIG”. I love coming up with a theme and decorating…and Daniel and I both love having everyone we love right here in our home with us.
August is our 3rd child, but I would beg to say that we put the same amount of time, effort, decorations, food, and love that we put into our first child’s and our second child’s 1st birthday parties. Being a youngest myself… I wanted August to know that he is just as special and loved as our other two….because that he is.
We had a great turn out of 40+ friends to celebrate our little guy with us. August just bombed around, up and down, through all the big kids, getting ice out of the cooler and laughing at it all. When his safety seemed like it was in danger I would pop him in his high chair and he was just as content to sit there and watch all the chaos and people who had come to celebrate him.
When the cake came out, a bazillion VERY LOUD big children gathered around him and shouted the “Happy Birthday” song…and little August didn’t cry or even flinch…he just kept on smiling….and then he ate cake.
God held off the forecasted rain until right at the party’s ending time….the food was plenty…and the love of friends warmed the whole place. It was a great way to celebrate one great little monkey.