Just like that our little boy is ONE! He is the sweetest most lovable little guy, and I am so incredibly grateful to be his mom. I wanted to share with you a few snaps from his very first Little Blue Truck Birthday Party!
Since I have the privilege of staying at home with Tihon and my other two fur babies, I had some time and energy to plan his first birthday party. I started with the basics – his favorite book. He loves when we read him the Little Blue Truck book, so that seemed like a great theme for his party.
If you’ve never read this book, I highly suggest it. Aside from being beautifully illustrated and having a wonderful lesson in the end, it’s about a truck and his friends – farm animals. Ever since we came back from the trip to Ukraine this summer, little Tihon has been obsessed with pretty much all farm animals. Oh, and if you have a boy, you know the importance of trucks, of course.
Once we came up with the party theme, I ordered the invitations from Etsy, and the rest of the ideas came together pretty quickly. I was really happy with the way everything turned out. And the theme was just perfect for our little man.
I prepared some crafts and food in advance so I didn’t have to stress out on the day of the party. Plus, Tihon’s dear God parents came to visit for the exciting weekend, and they were able to help in many ways. They were all so helpful in crafting up the Little Blue Truck Photo booth, helping me organize my thoughts, baking cookies, helping decorate, and enjoying mister Tihon.
Our farm menu consisted of pulled pork sliders with coleslaw, scalloped potatoes, stuffed peppers, dressed eggs as well as many appetizers and salads. Kids enjoyed mac & cheese, egg muffins and yogurt parfaits. For beverages, we had kompot and apple cider. And, of course, the highlight of the table was a beautiful Little Blue Truck custom cake that paired with the cutest smash cake for the birthday boy. It seemed to be the perfect amount of food. At least, no one told me they went home hungry.
For party favors all of the guests took home some treats, coloring pages from the book, crayons and thank you cards. Each guest also got to take home the super cute Little Blue Truck cookies made by Tihon’s God parents.
Enjoy a peek into our day – it was such a fun one. Thanks to all, who came out to celebrate with us! And for ALL of you, who have prayed for him and loved him and us his whole 1 year and 9 months of life!