A Sunshine Party for our “Sunshine”

by Kerry on July 16, 2012

As I shared before we celebrated Taryn’s first birthday with a fun sunshine themed party! It was a traditional party complete with 55 guests, balloons, a big cake and lots of CHAOS!! 🙂  I promised myself I wouldn’t go overboard with the details and try to enjoy the party but as anyone who has ever thrown a kids birthday party knows it goes by WAY to fast and you don’t have time to talk to anyone or see anything.  That said, I glad we got some of the fun photos below to remember “our sunshine’s” big day!


  • My great-grandmother’s sloppy-joe recipe!  They were served at my first birthday party and now Taryns.
  • The highchair I got for $3 at a garage sale!  We spray painted it yellow and added a fun ribbon banner.  It was hands down my most favorite detail at the party!
  • My vintage baby bath tub we used to hold beer and lemonade!
  • The three pieces of cake and bottle of champagne I managed to slurp down during the party (I think I was secretly celebrating J and I making it through our first year as parents!)


  • Gift opening during naptime = one crabby birthday girl 🙁
  • 90 degree temps made it too hot to enjoy outside making for a very crowded house!
  • How fast my baby girl is growing up.  There are days I swear she changes right before our eyes.




{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie July 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I just love the theme of the party. Pics r great. You did an awesome job preparing for the party and being parents to Taryn. She is an awesome little girl. Too bad we couldn’t come to celebrate. Can’t wait to see more of ur theme party’s .


Leigh July 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm



Kimberly July 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Too cute! Thank you for shairng. You all look fabulous!


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