For Cameron’s first birthday we went with a Circus theme, and it worked out to be a beautiful day to have a celebration at the house. Family and friends joined in the celebration including Cameron’s cousins and our friends’ children.
Face Painting (Thanks Ms. Nicki!)
Balloon Animals (Thanks Aunt Sharon!)
Bounce House (Thanks to our neighbors!)
Bean Bag Toss
Hot Dogs & ConeysJuice
Antipasto SaladChampagne Punch
Jalapeño PoppersIced Tea
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Chips & Dip
Sugar Swirl Cookies
Caramel Popcorn Cookies
Circus Themed Cupcakes (Thanks Aunt Sabrina!)
Circus Tent Cake (for Cameron)
The party was a hit with everyone. Cameron spent the day being passed or walking himself from person to person enjoying all the sights and sounds around him. It was a tight fit getting everything into the backyard, but with the help of some early arriving family it all came together quickly.
Cameron even enjoyed getting his face painted by Ms. Nikki (his daycare teacher). She made him in the cutest lion you could ever hope to meet.
He also enjoyed unwrapping all the generous gifts with the help of daddy, and his cousins even helped out too!
After presents were done we all enjoyed watching Cameron take on the Circus Tent Cake. He was a little confused by everyone singing to him, but then just decided to go with it and enjoyed the cake. Including rubbing frosting all over him, but it was easily washable!
Before we knew it the party was over and everyone was parting ways. Some stayed behind and helped us breakdown the festivities, and with a little team work it was quickly cleaned up.
It was a great way to celebrate one amazing year of life with those that have all played a role in getting Cameron to where he is today. We were surrounded by those that came to the hospital when he was born, those that visited us at the house the first weeks bringing food and love, those that watch him while we work, those that asked about him daily, and even surrounded by the spirit of those that couldn’t attend the party due to distance. Our family and friends provide the emotional support that we needed to make it through a year full of changes, and the best year of both our lives so far!