Photography: Melinda Pike Photography
We had a blast celebrating Ryker’s first birthday! Although we totally went overboard it was so worth it. Ryker ran around playing the whole day with his little friends and cousins and totally skipped his nap because he was having so much fun!
I loved being present in the details of that day. I even told Cameron later that I didn’t look at my phone once. not ONCE – I didn’t have it for pictures or videos because I was loving watching him play and take in all the decorations and colors. It was perfection!
One of my favorite parts was we had our guests sign a Dr. Seuss book “If I Ran The Circus” and leave a little note to Ry. Reading them later had me tearing up in no time. We are so grateful for amazing friends and family that comes support us and Ryker with full hearts.
Of course he won’t remember it but luckily we have amazing photos by my sweet and uber talented friend Melinda that capture each memory. A lot of people say first birthdays are for parents and I say why not?! We made the cutest little human ever. He is absolute perfection and we want to celebrate that! One of the ways I show people my love is by spending time making things. I find crazy satisfaction in sitting down and using my creativity to give a gift that is unique and shows I took time to think of them. I hope that one day looking back Ryker feels we were there spending time for him so he feels our love.Published: Project Nursery Reader’s Favorite Pick of the Week
Styling & Party Planning Coordinator: Katie Smith of Mr & Mrs Smith Blog
Photos: Melinda Pike Photography @melindapikephoto c/o
Invitations: Katie Smith of Mr & Mrs Smith Blog
Tassel Garland & Happy Birthday Banner: Katie Smith of Mr & Mrs Smith Blog
High Chair Décor: Katie Smith of Mr & Mrs Smith Blog
Lanterns, Utensils, Polka Dot Treat Cups, Gold Circle Decals: Bobee c/o
Napkins, Plates & Popcorn Bags: Hobby Lobby
Soda Decals & Table Cloths: Hobby Lobby
Cake & Cupcakes: @eatcakeandbemerry
Custom Circus Print: @Jeshypark
Tent & High Chair: Ikea
Cake Stand: Target
Ryker’s Pants: Purl Lamb
Ryker’s Suspenders: Little Mister
Ryker’s Shoes: Freshly Picked