First birthday party planning is my jam. I love coming up with a theme, piecing together the details, and making sure the day is super special for my little guest of honor. Party food, however, is not my jam. Basically the opposite. Just the thought of having to feed more than my immediate family is enough to make me break out in hives. Sooooo when I came across a theme on Pinterest that called for food like hotdogs, s’mores and trail mix…I knew it was the one. And so, Camp Nash was born.
The day before the party was my parents’ annual fall party, complete with bounce houses, hayrides, and ponies. Yep, it’s going to need it’s own post! Well about halfway through the night my dad said, “hey why don’t you just have Nash’s party here? Everything’s already setup and I don’t have to return the bounce house until Monday.” As crazy as it sounded, I looked around and saw how much fun everyone was having–and we decided to go for it. I contacted all of the guests and officially moved the party from our backyard to my mom and dad’s! It was the perfect setting for Camp Nash…
Thank goodness for Pink Antlers Studio. Morgan, my go-to for banners and party decor, is responsible for all of the banners, including this cake topper…
The s’mores on a stick were a big hit amongst the kids–big and small 😉
This old shutter is one of three that we used at our wedding almost 6 years ago! I found them at an estate sale and I thought they’d be the perfect way to display Nash’s month-to-month transformation.
Give me all the stumps…
And one quick family pic before the guests arrived!
He didn’t care that it was his birthday, he was just happy to be snackin’ on a hotdog and sitting with the big kids! Speaking of presents, maybe someone should’ve gotten him a new sippy cup. #secondkidproblems
And this is the point where the pictures get significantly better…because my sweet friend and neighbor, Sarah, is a great photog! It was so nice to have someone else behind the camera so I could focus on the smash cake madness.
One friend told me this was the best smash cake performance she’d seen….and I couldn’t agree more 🙂
Who needs hands? This is right at mouth-level!
Back off people–this is my cake…and it’s gooooood!
Smash cake success!!!!
After we cleaned up the icing monster, it was hayride time.
This face says it all…
Even though Nash is too young to understand all the birthday hoopla now, I hope that he’ll look back at these pictures someday and understand how perfectly awesome this day was. The weather was gorgeous, friends and family were there, and he had more sugar in two hours than he’d had in his entire life. A good day, indeed!
Happy Birthday, little camper 🙂