Best Kids Parties: Happy Little Man

Best Kids Parties: Happy Little Man

Dabney Frake
Jul 24, 2013

Name: Levi, 1
Location: New Jersey

I came across a baby t-shirt that said "Happy Little Man" a few months before my son's first birthday and decided that it was the perfect theme for his first birthday party because he really is a very happy little man! Seriously, this child is just happy to be here. His sunny disposition makes everyone around him happy too.

We had an intimate family BBQ in our backyard. Levi wore the t-shirt that inspired this party and I was able to find t-shirts for his older sisters that say "Have a nice day and be happy," as well as "C'mon get happy." Levi's 3- and 5-year-old sisters helped make pinwheels that served as both centerpieces and party favors for all of Levi's cousins. I got a pack of smiley face pins and scattered a bunch on each of the tables. Most of our guests pinned them on. We had smiley face balloons, smiley face cupcake wrappers, and smiley face soap bubbles. I made smiley face cookies (likely the only image my drawing skills can handle) and even accidentally found wine at Trader Joe's that had a big smiley face on the bottles. 

The "little man" part of the theme was expressed in the cake my husband and I made in the shape of a man's dress shirt with a bowtie and suspenders. 

We were very happy with the outcome :)

Thanks, Victoria!

(Images: Picklesticks Photography)


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