Thursday, April 24, 2008

Daynen's 1st Birthday Party!

Drum-Roll puh-leez...
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Look who turned ONE!
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And here are the long-awaited pics from
Dayne's 1st Birthday Party
last Saturday!
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(It just took me this long to download, edit and post them!

To say there were a LOT of pictures is an understatement!

Here are just a "few"!)

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Welcome to the wild and crazy PAR-Tay!

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Just a small little gathering, by our usual scale, with 75 of our closest friends & family!
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Thanks to all of Dayne's adoring fans who came to wish him well on his special day!

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We had GREAT grub...
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Fabulous entertainment...



including Jeremy, our highly-popular (look at that line!) and INCREDIBLE Balloon Guy...

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No... seriously... A-MAZ-ing balloons!
(This 3 1/2 foot Clown was bigger than the Birthday Boy!)
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...and for all 40 kids!
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He also tells jokes...
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does Magic...

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and juggles...
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with FIRE!

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The kids thought it was awesome... even the big ones!

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And what Party is complete without a Pinata?
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...and Cake & Ice Cream?

(Thanks again Suz, Mauri & Cheryl for serving it up!)

(And Cupcakes for the kiddies...)

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The Birthday Boy got his own little Cake...

(This was actually post-party, because we ran out of time!)

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and "walked away" with a pretty good stash of LOOT...

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including this HOT set of "Wheels" from Mom & Dad...

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which turned out to be popular with his friends! (Look at Sela's face! :)

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He was spoiled-rotten, for sure!

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The Bounce-House we set up Downstairs was a hit...

(...Thanks again to the generous Jane!)

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especially with the Big Kids...

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and Dayne-o's 2 Big Brothers!

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who actually ended up sleeping in it!

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Thanks again to everyone who came and enjoyed the evening at our "Crib"!

We all had a great time and most importantly, so did the Birthday Boy!

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After all... You only turn 1 once! :)

18 comments:

Joey & nettifer said...

That party looks awesome. I might have to do the balloon guy for M's! Wow that is so cool all those balloons and you sound like me for birthdays! M's last party we invited 100 of our closest friends :) Loved every minute. I am always up for a good fun party!

The Haley Family said...

2:56 AM????? Wow girl!

What an awesome party!! You are quite the party throwers, how fun! Your house also looks amazing!

I have some gift ideas now after seeing some of Dayne's! What do you get baby #4 and the one and only girl?

Shannon said...

SUPER FUN Party!! I love the 1st Birthday, it's just gotta be huge right?!?
He looks like he totally enjoyed it! ;)

Lynette said...

You need to go on Good Things Utah and be a host for a day.
Your video to get on would be unbelievable. I am going to call the show and tell them about you.
You actually do all the things that I think about in my mind and don't ever do because I don't bother to go all out. Next you can publish a book titled "Sara's extreme, amazing, rockin' fantastic, big, cool, book of BIG Ideas in the "Hood". Motherhood that is!
Love reading your blog.
Love you! Auntie L

Britney said...

Fun Party! I love the balloon guy!

Jesicca said...

What a GREAT party! Looks like he had a fabulous day. You are SUPERMOM! I would like to borrow your cape sometime.

sherry ward said...

HOLY CRAP!!! Tell me this party isn't EVERY kids fantasy?! Amazing!!! Those ballon people thingys were way cool! And oh... the food looks yummy! You're house is gorgeous by the way! Birthday Boy, totally hot.

Sara said...

Okay... let's keep some perspective here... I am not "Wonderwoman" or "Super-Mom"... and I do not "do it ALL". There are just SOME things I do well and LOVE to do HUGE! (Birthdays being at the TOP of the list!)

Ironically, I promised Matt to do THIS Party small and low-key and WAY toned-down the original plan, cut back the guest list by a good third, simplified the Party-favors and eliminated the games altogether. So see? Flexibility and moderation in all things, right?

And remember... I still don't cook... at least not WELL. And I do not BAKE at all.

Kris Tina said...

Wow - I don't think that one year old could be happier

aLySsA said...

Awww... Happy birthday again Daynen! Im so happpy i got to go! It was so much fun! (Especially the dacorated food!) Way to go Sara!! That'll be a birthday party for him to remember! ;)

Jane said...

I love the pictures & I loved every second of the party, nothing better than parties & great friends!

Mauri said...

Thanks for the great time. The kids had a blast and carried around their balloon ninja turtles for days afterwards. Daynen is such a cutie, I loved the cake photos.

Sabra said...

WOW!!!! You sure do know how to throw a party. He is such a cute boy. I can't believe he is one already. Oh, and by the way you look great!

Kajsa Farnsworth said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love that you had fun things to occupy all of the kids, no matter their age. Balloons and fire juggling? Can't beat that!
All of these pictures made me smile!

jill allison said...

That looked like the party of a lifetime! How FUN! Great job on documenting it all...you didn't miss a beat. I am very impressed with your party hostessing-you've got some serious skills:)

Teresa said...

Your party looked like it was a blast! It's hard to do low key parties, one thing turns into another and it ends up a fun big birthday party. We would love to meet up for bowling. Sawyer is always wanting more friends to play with, he would love to play with your boys.
Teresa and Rob

Rachelle said...

Geez..where was my invite? That looked like such a fun party. That is how I would want a party to be done. I just never give it any effort. You look great in your pics. How are you feeling these days? When do you find out if you are having that little baby girl!!! wink! wink!

Mcbride Family said...

MAN! you guys go ALL OUT!