Tuesday, June 9, 2009

1st Birthday Bash, FINALLY!!

So I am clearly extremely behind, but I am FINALLY getting this Birthday post done. The party was fun, hectic, and over waaaaay to fast. We had it at my parents house, mine is barely big enough for the 7 of us. The theme was primary polka dots, I love polka dots and it was very gender neutral.
First, the invitation. I searched FOREVER trying to find a invitation for quads without much luck. I came across this website, Amy's Card Creations, and she was able to make it work.

I found this great website for polka dot birthdays where I ordered a banner. If you are looking for ANYTHING polka dot visit http://www.polkadotbirthday.com/ or http://www.polka-dot-market.com/ Her name is Sally and she has a blog and a store.
As far as the rest of the decorations, I got the table covers from target and my mother in law made the center pieces. I found little tin pails for like $1.00 a piece and she painted them with polka dots, I loved them!!

The cake was awesome!! We had 1 big cake and 4 tiny. One of the baby cakes kind of took a hit from the corner of the box, but it didn't make much difference once you see the end product.

We attempted to get group shots of the 4, but seriously, now that they are mobile it is a joke. We got them each their own embroidered chair. We tried to have them sit in them during presents, that was funny. They just kept tumbling out of them one after another. Casey, Colin and I opened all of the loot and boy are they SPOILED!!!! Everyone was so generous, I am horrible and am yet to send out my thank yous. I am sorry for the delay, stop yelling at me mom, i can hear you.
Sam, Addie, Cooper and Ethan





Casey and Colin opening presents

The cake was an interesting experience. They all reacted pretty differently. Sam was MAD!!! He wanted nothing to do with anything or anyone, not a great nap that day. Ethan and Addie were both pretty quiet, just looking around trying to figure out what the heck was going on. Cooper, oh Cooper. He is an awesome eater. He ate almost half of his cake and LOVED it as you will see below.


Sam, after smearing cake all over his head.





Cooper showing everyone how big he is.

The group

In case anyone would like to know, I had the boys shirts made by a woman on etsy.com You can check her out here. I regret not getting one for Addie. I had it in my head that she needed to wear a dress so i bought her one at target.

At the end of a very long and tiring day, we loaded the burb up and headed home. It was over before I could really enjoy myself, but I guess it wasn't really about me. Here is a final shot of each one ready to go home and hit the sac. Thanks to all who came to celebrate, I promise you will get a thank you very soon!!!


A much happier Sam




Kimberly & Alex said...

Absolutely love those shirts! The poka dot theme is so cute , I would have never thought about it.

Charity Donovan said...

OMG ADORABLE!!!! Beth, the theme was awesome!!! Love the shirts, cake....all of it!!!! Gotta love Cooper...he is such a cutie with his icing "SOOOOO BIIIIIG" hands!!! Love it!!!!

The Carlsons said...

VERY, VERY cute! I love the polka dot idea. The cakes are adorable. So are the shirts! Well, okay I think all of it is adorable and cute :D

Happy 1st birthday again! Glad to see the festivities went well!
-fellow quad mom of 15mo GGGG and a 5yo boy

Misty said...

OMG! So adorable! So glad you posted it (finally!!!).
Glad ya'll had such a great day.
And Happy 1st B-day again!

Cochran Quads said...

I could so hear your sweet little accent when I was reading this! I was cracking up!!!! They are precious! I'm doing polka dots too, so I'm headed over to the etsy site now! Luv Ya, Germaphobe!

Intertwined said...

Oh my gosh! You just reminded me I haven't sent out the thank you's for the twins' birthday either (they are May 21st).

They are just PRECIOUS!!!! Happy birthday!

Jac Tubre said...

Awww...I love your kiddos! It looks like they had a blast!!!

Miss you crazy big girl!


Tricia said...

The kids are super cute and I loved all of the decorations and shirts. I checked out Etsy and there are some great sellers on there! Thanks for the idea.