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Thursday, August 8, 2013

A birthday party on the Charles

First Birthday Party
When Brandon and I were thinking about a theme for Tayte's first birthday party we thought
since Tayte has lived his whole life in Boston, it would be fun to do a theme that highlighted all the things he has done in this beautiful city. I know that Tayte won't remember this day but it's so fun to celebrate our special boy and this last year we all made it together!

Tayte was born along the Charles River and so we decided to have the party along the River as well. We tried to have the food correspond with activities Tayte has done in Boston, but it was hard to come with food for a lot of activities. However, we did get some ideas: apples for apple picking, Cannoli's from Modern Pastry, veggies for all the farms we've been to, a cake that represented the Charles River... you get the idea.Rowing on the Charles River 
^^For invitations I created a post card with a picture of Boston and sent them out to our guest^^

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^^ Tayte was not interested in eating his cake... haha
I had to stick a taste into his mouth, but even after that I think he basically just wiped his finger across the top. ^^
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^^such a happy boy!^^


We also rented boats for everyone to go rowing on the Charles River.
It was really, so much fun.
 It also was the perfect day to go out on the water- I still can't believe how lucky we were.
(I'm so sad I didn't get a picture of all the families that went out on the water, but it was so much fun to watch everyone go rowing on their boats)

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^^Our turn. Daxton could hardly wait!^^
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Tayte LOVED the boat ride and the water. And my heart bursted watching Tayte and Daxton just oohhh and awe over the entire ride.
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Happy Birthday sweet Tayte, we love you so very much.

Thanks to our friends who snapped some of these pictures!


Anna said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Tayte and all! :) So sweet! :)

Linnea said...

This party looks so incredible. You throw the best parties! Happy Birthday to Mr. Tayte.

Mary Staples said...

Such a fun party!

Barbara said...

Tayte, you have the sweetest smile, and I wish you many many more birthday celebrations with your amazing family. So glad you guys had fun - I love the theme!

Marcia Hansen said...

Wow what an amazing party! I can't believe all the work you did for the food - looked spectacular. And the boat ride was a genius idea so parents and kids could both enjoy time together. You even outdid yourself on this party. Darling pics!

Tonda B said...

It all looks so great. I'm glad baby Tayte had a nice birthday.

Emily Leue said...

you know the HASLAM's?!?!?! they're from my home-town!

thislittlehouse said...

tayte's party looks amazing!! the pictures are just gorgeous.
can't believe that's tayte a year old, he was so wee when i first started reading!

Dawnelle @ Just Dawnelle said...

Oh my goodness how fun!!! I love the theme and the boats... looks fabulous!

Denault Studios said...

I love that idea for a birthday party! It looked like it was wonderful.
I am a tad jealous of the cannolis from Modern Pastries though!!!
I haven't had one of those in a while. I should fix that.

Kelsi said...

So.. can you throw me a birthday party? Ok thanks. What a fun idea for a party though. I loved everything about it.

AngelaS said...

Happy 1st birthday Tayte! That looks like a fun day :-)
And Shelby, I LOVE your pretty red shoes! x

K&R said...

what a fun little first birthday.
even though he probably won't remember he will have all of these awesome pictures to see it!


Alexa Zurcher said...

Simply darling! Happy 1st Birthday Tayte! XO

Anna Demko said...

Your boys are the most adorable! Happy 1st bday Tayte! Such an cute party and lovely theme

Carolyn said...

What a fabulous birthday party! I'm so impressed. Tayte is so cute and I can't believe he's already one. I sure wish we could have been there...we miss you guys so much!

LDR said...

Such a creative idea! I remember as a child having a picnic on the lawn in the public garden and riding the swan boat. You're really becoming "Bostonian" you guys!!!

Diana Mora Moraes said...

Congratulations!! :)

Ann and Bryndon said...

How fun!! That looks like the BEST party a person could ask for! Happy birthday darling boy!

Bridget said...

what a cute idea!!! love this, shelby. and happy birthday to your little guy!

Kristine said...

Be still my heart!!! I love this little man.