Dempsey’s First Birthday Party

Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party

Time sure flies

when you’re having fun!

And we had a lot of fun

with Dempsey turning one!

I am WAY late in getting these up, as Dempsey turned one over two months ago, but better late than never! I’m so excited to share our little “time flies” party with you! The theme was “time flies” melded with “first class,” so all airplane/sky/flying related!

Our little pilot for the day only kept his cute little hat on for about 60 seconds, but my sweet friend Ashley Upchurch, who is an amazing photographer, captured some good shots with it on! She did all of these photos and I could not love them more!

Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party

I think Dempsey was just ready for cake, which is why he kept ripping his hat off (along with his cochlear implant processors! ha!) He was so cute with his smash cake once we blew the candle out! He got so upset with Price and me for continuing to swat his hand away from the flame… In retrospect, I don’t think I put burning candles on my other twos’ smash cakes… But I can’t 100% recall!

The tears quickly went away once the cake went in the mouth, though 🙂

Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party

I ended up making the cakes because I waited too late to order anything fancy. I was okay with how they turned out! Just plain white with some white clouds and we were rockin’ and rollin’!

I think my favorite thing about the party was the cloud table. I just put a big white piece of fabric over our breakfast table, then tried to keep the serving pieces and foods to all white (or off white) things.

I put a few thumb tacks in the ceiling and suspended wads of quilt batting with fishing line! It was seriously so easy and very inexpensive! And the effect was pretty cool! (I’m sure I got the idea on Pinterest or something!)

Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party

Another fun detail was the wall of paper airplanes. I made this using several shades of blue and white card stock. I experimented with a few styles of paper airplane, and once I determined a favorite, I folded about 60 of them, then poked holes and strung them up on fishing line! I had a dowel rod from Lowe’s to hold everything up at the top. I won’t lie and say this was easy… It was MUCH easier in my head than it was in real life. I ended up using crazy amounts of scotch tape to keep the airplanes in the right spot, because they would slide down the fishing line pretty easily.

After tons of tape, though, I was in love with the effect!

Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party

The last little bit of detail was on the entry table and in our bar. The entry table had Dempsey pictures and twinkle lights. The bar had “first class lounge” with drinks and snacks that make me think of flying on airplanes: peanuts, stroopwaffels, Gardetto’s mix, coke, tonic water, sprite… That sort of stuff!

Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party

We all had such a fun day celebrating our Bean and are so thankful for such a wonderful first year of life for him! He is a blessing and his little story is SO FUN to watch unfold. Right before our eyes!

Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party
Time flies when you're turning ONE! // Airplane themed first birthday party

Thank you so much for stopping in today. I so appreciate you! Hope you enjoyed the recap of Dempsey’s big day! 🙂

Now go have some time-flying fun of your own with your people!

Much love 🙂 xoxo!

// all kids’ outfits from row10baby // my dress is from HATCH // all paper products are Harlow & Grey //

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2 Comments

  1. Mary January 7, 2020 / 10:50 am

    Love this report❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ One of my observations from the day is how much big brother and big sister adore their baby Bean. This seriously reflects a lot of EXCELLENT parenting!!

    • Laurel at THE HIVE January 16, 2020 / 11:28 am

      Aw thank you Marmee! Somehow I’m just seeing this comment! You are TOO SWEET! And the older two really do adore their baby Bean! Melts me heart! 🙂

      love ewe!

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