Initially, I wanted this HUGE themed party for little D, complete with party favors and everything I could find that had "one year old" monogrammed on it. Thankfully I have a budget-conscious hubby that I know would throw an absolute fit in spending so much money on something our little man could not care less about. So I decided to keep is simple. REALLY simple.
Little D and I started out the big day with a trip to Zurcher's [a party store] where we spent the better part of an hour pointing at every one of their 200 balloons and saying "hi" to all 5 of the Justin Beiber cutouts. My only gift to him was his favorite thing in the whole world. I let him pick out a few balloons, and couldn't resist getting a RED balloon, just like the one from his Goodnight Moon book.
At the absolute last minute (um, night before. I am an awesome planner, I know) I decided to invite a few people over for cake and ice cream. Funniest part about getting the cake was when we were strolling down the aisles at the grocery store, Little D started frantically signing "more" and "eat" and pointing to the strawberries! Needless to say, I bought him those strawberries, but not before he had eaten 1/4 of the container! I am so so glad I decided to teach him how to sign.