Monday, February 15

Owen's Ocean "ONEderland"

Owen had a GREAT First Birthday Party! I decided on the theme "Owen's Ocean ONEderland" several months ago and I had so much fun planning and preparing for this party! Thank you so much to all who came to his party! It just wouldn't have been the same without each of you there!
And my deepest apologies to all who caught the stomach bug as a result of attending this party :-(

For lunch we had a yummy Nacho Bar!

I made cupcake toppers for the yummy cupcakes! I also made all of the signs! Thanks for letting me borrow the Cricut Bev!

Party favors for the kids-Sand bucket w/ shovel, mini beach ball, whale stickers, ocean animal tattoo, crazy straw, ocean notepad, shark water shooter, salt water taffy, and a personalized luggage tag! So fun!
Party favors for the baby guests- Bowl with 3 spoons, hand sanitizer, lotion, and a personalized luggage tag!

Game #1-Fish out of water! The kids tossed plastic fish into buckets filled with lollipops...if the fish went in the bucket, they won a lollipop!

Pin the Tail on the Whale!

A quick time line of Owen's life!

For our guests who made not like Nachos, we made Peanut butter and Jelly"fish" sandwiches!

The Punch didn't turn out exactly like I wanted, but I still liked it! I froze "Swedish Fish" candies in ice trays hoping it would look like fish swimming in a fish bowl!

Other Ocean "ONEderland" snacks- Goldfish Crackers, Salt Water Taffy, and Swedish Fish candies!

The Birthday Boy!! Poor child was having the absolute worst hair day of his life!

The classic First Birthday picture! ;-) He really didn't like the hat!

Here's a picture of the Birthday cake I made for Owen BEFORE he tore into it!

He had so much fun with his cake! And I think everyone else had fun watching him!! He just kept hitting it over and over, watching the cake fly into the air! By the end of it Joe and I were both in tears because we were laughing so hard!

Here's the "After" picture of what was the fish cake!

I truly cannot believe the first year of 'lil Owen's life has come and gone! At this point I can hardly remember life without him. He has brought us so much joy and we hope he has and will continue to be a blessing and joy to others!
I'll have to write a post in more detail about his first year, but right now this pregnant woman is too emotional!


  1. What a great party you planned! You are sooo a teacher:-) You three are the cutest family and I can't wait for little brother to join the crew! Love and miss ya!

  2. Everything looked awesome! What an original theme...and perfect for Florida! Owen looked like he had a blast. If you are in GA let me know so our kiddos can meet. :)