The weekend after returning from our SOB trip was the celebration of Clara’s first birthday. I used to think it was funny to spend all of this time and energy to plan a party that your kid won’t ever remember, but sure enough when Clara’s first rolled around we wouldn’t have it any other way. We decided to plan a party around her favorite song, “Old McDonald”, going with the farm theme. Bethany put a ton of work into the party with features like a fruit stand, goodie bags with cowboy hats and bandanas.
We had a lot of fun putting together some mementos like her “year of firsts” chart, as well as a picture from each month of her life.
Clara had her first taste of something sweet at her party, devouring her Little Piggy cake that her mom made for her. When we set the cake in front of her, she didn’t quite know what to do with it at first. After giving her a little dollop of the frosting, she went to down and devoured it with both hands.
We also featured a piñata at her party, but Clara’s first inclination was to ride it.
After two rounds of kids hitting it, the piñata finally broke open and gave way all of it’s candy.
Thank you to everyone who helped make Clara’s day so special!