Finn's birthday has quickly come and gone; yet, life hasn't slowed down one bit. Mother's Day was mere days after, and then Conor left for Europe for the work week. I had my mom here to help with the boys; but, between planting my garden, preschool, & t-ball, I have not had one moment to sit & blog. So I apologize for how untimely these posts are, as well as for the ridiculous amount of birthday related posts that are sure to follow. But first birthdays are a big deal!!!
We celebrated our Cinco de Mayo baby with a big fiesta! We had a relatively big group, which made food & drink shopping nearly impossible. Conor & I love hosting parties but are always terrified of running out of anything. So spoiler alert: we bought enough to throw two fiestas! Tacos & margaritas all around for days and days and days! On the menu was a taco bar, chips & salsa, with churros for dessert! And the bar consisted of homemade margaritas, lime-a-ritas, & coronas. When I pick a theme, I really go for it!
The weather was gorgeous (80+ degrees), so we were able to have the whole party outside. The sandbox was open & the corn hole sets out. Happy, giggly kids everywhere! Unfortunately, the birthday boy had a bit of a rough start to his party. We had to wake him up from his nap, and a few brand new teeth made for a sad boy. But throughout the evening he warmed up and seemed to be having the best time! His favorite activity was splashing in the beverage bucket. Beer bottles were thrown everywhere, all the while shoving ice & water into his mouth. No cake smash here.... Yes, I'm that mom. The one who has deprived her child of sugar thus far. But we did give him one cupcake. He loved grabbing at all the frosting, but was not so interested in eating any of it. Instead, big brother stepped in and gobbled it right up!
The highlight for many of the kiddos was the piñata!!! Again, I'm that mom, and instead of candy, I filled it with bubbles! Finn loves bubbles & can say the word "bubbles", so it seemed perfectly appropriate. We let the kids all take a turn swinging at it in age order, and the two oldest kids just destroyed it! Finn was just happy to simply play with the leftover parts!
Our guests stayed late, enjoying the sunset as the kids ran off their last bits of energy. While family was missing from Finn's party, I felt so lucky to be surrounded by such close friends. By the people who have played a large part in Finn's first year of life. They are my people, my tribe, and it felt just perfect being able to celebrate with all of them!
And a big thanks to Minted for supplying us with some of the cutest decor for Finn's party! We used this piñata invitation, and the colorful balloons party decor. I was not compensated in any way for this post, but we did receive goods from Minted for free. And another huge thanks to my friend Victoria for taking pictures throughout the evening. This is one of the greatest gifts. I love being able to play hostess and live in the moment and not worry about capturing the event!