They’re here! They’re here! Mr. Rad’s Banana Bash birthday photos! But I wanted you guys to REALLY feel like part of the party, so I also had Modern Atelier come and film the bash! It’s too freaking cute.
For a first birthday party it is really about watching the baby eat the cake. Haha, so I had food for the adults and a few activities for Gigi’s friends, but all in all it was about mingling, eating and then seeing Mr. Rad shove a mini cake in his face.
There was a simple “Banana Gram” photo wall, the frozen banana “stand” and an activity table for the kids, but mostly they just ran around like crazies and played in Gigi’s toy room downstairs. For an older kid’s party I try to make it more about the kid, but the first birthday is SO FUN because it’s mostly whatever MAMA WANTS. Muhahahaha.
So I’m going to be doing a few more posts about the party! On Wednesday I’m going to share the AMAZING cake tutorial for the “GO BANANAS” mini cakes that were the brain child of me and Betheny from The Apothecakery. And then I’ll have another video about the kid’s table with some tips on setting one up, and another post with all the downloads for the party! So I mean WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN!
The kid’s used their “Banana Bucks” or “Rad Cash” to buy a frozen banana, and they were SO into it, it was adorable. I mostly just made the bucks because I wanted to put Rad’s face on something, but the older ones, 4ish, thought it was too fun. Just something to keep in mind for your 4-6 year old crowd next time you need a party idea for them!
My men! Too cute, right? Even though April isn’t usually super cold in Provo, it ended up being a blustery and rainy day, so I was glad I had opted to move the party inside! This also meant removing all the furniture from our front room and renting tables and chairs. I know that seems intense, to do a rental order, but that’s because I AM INTENSE. And I was so glad to have all the seating and tables! I also rented the linens which is a nice upgrade from plastic tablecloths.
I was SO BUMMED because there was a mishap with my order and I thought some the party favors wouldn’t show up until right after the party! But in the middle of the bash the giant inflatable bananas I was OBSESSED with were delivered! I almost made out with the Fed-Ex lady I was so giddy. She was honestly terrified. It was funny because my little brother showed up at the same time she did, so he thought I was squealing and jumping because he had arrived. HAHAHA Poor Blake. I just put him to work blowing up giant bananas.
Ginger was having SO MUCH fun with her friends at the party I hardly saw her! Haha. But obviously the kids LOVED smacking each other with the giant bananas.
For the food I ordered some REALLY yummy gourmet pizzas from Slab and made a salad, then there were a lot of treats with the mini cakes, cookies, giant Rad donuts I ordered from the Provo Bakery and of course, the frozen bananas.
Rad was a TAD overwhelmed hahaha, can you tell?
But he was pretty happy with his cake and also when we let him crawl down the middle of the tables knocking over drinks like a rockstar (see video).
I can’t wait to share the rest some more details with you guys! But I hope you feel like you got to party with us today! It took me so long to upload all these friggen’ pictures, haha so I’m probably forgetting some sources so be sure to ask and I’ll add them in!
And a BIG HUGE thank you to Becky Kimball, who came and saved the day and helped me set up and get things all ready! And of course Heather Mildenstein, the best photographer ever, and Betheny from The Apothecakery, because not only did she make the cakes, she showed up early and chopped vegetables, and set up, haha and we had never met before! SUCH A DOLL! So be sure to check her out!
Want to see how a party hard all the time!? Haha check out Gigi’s first birthday party, second birthday party (the pony party this was by far my most INTENSE), and her third birthday party, thePuppet Party.
Ok party animals. I love you all!