Phil and I have great birthdays - they are 5 years and 4 days apart, which makes birthday parties WAY easier and alot more fun when they are milestones. Since Phil was heading over the hill this year with the big 4-0, we decided to go all out and throw a big bash for our friends at Crane Creek (birthday venue of choice this year.)
We decided on a 1940's WWII themed birthday and asked our guests to dress the part. As it is with all plans, they start small and by the time the plan is executed, have turned into quite a shindig, so we figured, why not hire a photographer to capture the moment? We also hired a DJ to play genuine period music from the 40's to set the mood and Crane Creek decorated the room for us with balloons, genuine WWII propaganda posters, confetti and flags galore. To our surprise and thrill, all of our friends showed up dressed to the nines - there were soldiers, pin-ups, nurses, a Rosie the Riveter, sea-bees, gangsters and even a pop-eye - and we partied until the wee hours - Happy 40th, Phil!
Hard to believe, but Porter turned 1 this summer. Since it was summer and nice outside, we decided to have the party at Crane Creek outside by the pool. We also decided to combine it with his friends' 1st birthday party, Ben and Sam Thompson who are were born 2 days after Porter. Since Porter loves farm animals, we did a barnyard theme complete with cow cake, cupcakes, plates and balloons! Since it was our second child, there are about 1/4 of the pictures that we have of Sloane's first birthday party :)