I have been meaning to share my son's first birthday party for months now, and I think the fact that he is no longer my only baby is what prompted me to finally put this post together. As excited as I am to be a momma to two little boys these days, I still get sad to think that Easton is becoming less and less of a baby with each passing day (and looking through these photos was a huge reminder of that!). At the time of his first birthday party he wasn't walking yet and didn't even have enough hair to have his first haircut at that point. But today at 19 months old he looks like a completely different little boy. Oh how time flies.

When it came time to plan his first birthday my two main goals (besides throwing a fun party!) were to come up with a concept I hadn't seen before and incorporate personal details. When my husband and I found out we were expecting we were living in Texas at the time but moved back home to Arizona about half way through the pregnancy. Texas holds a special place in our hearts so I decided to take a modern spin on the state for his party theme. Everything was black and white with pops of green, yellow, and silver. I used mini cacti as center pieces, put together a nacho bar (because everyone in Texas loves queso), and assembled a simple back drop for the smash cake. I wanted there to be hints of Texas (like the cowhide rugs and stars) without over doing it.

We live in a neighborhood with a great park system so I also wanted to utilize that resource. I had planned on everything taking place under a really neat ramada in our main park, but when the day came it had already been claimed. Despite the set-back we decided to set up shop on the baseball field next door and make do, and thankfully everything came together just great.

At the end of the day I vowed I would wait until he was five before throwing another birthday party of that size, but I would be lying if I said I hadn't already started scheming up ideas for his second birthday party. I just can't help myself. 

Planning & Design: Wild One Events // Photography: Kayla B. Photography // Invitations: Paper Kite Designs // Food: DIY // Smash Cake & Sugar Cookies: Ruze Cake House // Rentals: Y Knot Party Rentals // Giant Confetti: Oh Happy Day Party Shop // Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party // Letter Balloons: Party City