Party Recap

On 8-23-11 our grandJoy, River, turned 1! The Sloan family hosted our party and helped our daughter give her son a great first birthday party! There was tailgating food for the 'football theme" and colorful circles and dots all around!
On the menu were meatball and asiago cheese sliders, pulled pork sliders, ham and cheese pinwheels, pigs in a blanket, baked beans, chips and dip, veggie tray, & trail mix. Fresh orange/mint tea and lemonade were served as beverages.
For dessert, we served cupcakes, s'mores on a stick, fresh fruit, and of course; birthday cake and ice cream!
Amongst the decorations were cylinders of m&m's and lollipops for the guests, bowls of football themed breath mints and cotton candy too!
The older children played Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Inflatable Bowling outside. Tubs of ice cold water bottles were available to help beat the heat.
The decorations were all created by our friends Lori Sloan and her daughter, Amy Sloan Anderson.
River had a wonderful time turning one, and his guests certainly enjoyed his party!


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    The birthday boy, of course!

  • Desserts

    S'mores on a Stick, Cupcakes, Fruit, Birthday Cake and Ice Cream

  • Activities / Games

    Pin the Tail on the Donkey Inflatable Bowling

  • Budget

    This party costs about $175 total, including food and drink.

  • Party Favors

    Goodies bags filled with Punch Balls, blow toys, whistles, and giant lollipops; and Cotton Candy!

  • Best Moment

    When River screamed with excitement over a $2.50 ball while ignoring the more expensive toys and gifts.

  • What People Ate

    Meatball & Asiago Cheese and Pulled Pork Sliders, Ham and Cheese Pinwheels, tailgating food!

  • What People Drank

    Fresh Orange/Mint Tea and Lemonade

  • Most Touching Moment

    River shared a toy with one of the guests as he was opening it.

  • Funniest Moment

    The expression on River's face when he realized he had to "touch" the smash cake!


Party Helpers

  • Chandra Holland

    Cake designer

    Chandra has baked cakes and cupcakes for ALL my birthdays, showers, and weddings...I would highly recommend her to anyone!http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chandras-Piece-Of-Cake/127594170647011

  • Lori Sloan

    Party Planner

    Incredible Planner, decorator, cook, and friend,

  • Amy Sloan Anderson

    Party Planner

    Incredible like her mom!

  • Susan Crittenden


    I love to take pictures! Party pics, babies and teens and in between!
    Building and nature whatever the scene!

  • Susan Crittenden

    Graphic Designer

    I also create customized invitations to go with any party theme!


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