Aimery Turns One // A Surf's Up Beach Themed First Birthday Party

Aimery turned one this past weekend, and we threw him a party at my parents home in Pennsylvania with our friends and family. The party theme was "Surf's Up". Aimery absolutely loves the ocean, so it was fitting to have a beach party for him while we are away from the ocean. I had so much fun pulling this party together, and it definitely inspired me to plan more parties like this in the future!

 We had a pitcher of water and lemonade ready for the guests, along with  Surfs Up Cups with Straws  for the kids, and  Orange Paper Cups  for the adults!

We had a pitcher of water and lemonade ready for the guests, along with Surfs Up Cups with Straws for the kids, and Orange Paper Cups for the adults!

 I also grabbed a few cans of Izze's for our  Inflatable Palm Tree in Pool Cooler ! It was such a fun decoration that really pulled the theme together.

I also grabbed a few cans of Izze's for our Inflatable Palm Tree in Pool Cooler! It was such a fun decoration that really pulled the theme together.

 Aimery sneaking Izze's from the cooler 😂

Aimery sneaking Izze's from the cooler 😂

I can't believe that Aimery is ONE. This little boy has really shown us his personality over the last couple of months. He's sassy, sometimes shy, and loves making people laugh. When he wants you to chase him he'll run a few steps forward, turn back to make sure your still there, and then keep running away. He is so smart and extremely empathetic to the emotions of those around him. He has such a beautiful soul and I love seeing him grow and change into the young man he's going to be (way too quickly!).

 Moe's Southwest Grill catered our event and everything about it was AMAZING. Read about our experience here!

Moe's Southwest Grill catered our event and everything about it was AMAZING. Read about our experience here!

 Aimery ate THREE plates of Moes! I'm so glad I chose for  Moes Southwest Grill  to cater our event.

Aimery ate THREE plates of Moes! I'm so glad I chose for Moes Southwest Grill to cater our event.

Aimery has been in a continuous growth spurt over the past year and already weighs around 35 pounds and wears size 2T. His favorite foods are almond butter & jelly sandwiches, greek yogurt, chicken, noodles, and mangos. He has recently also loved eating Mexican food, so it was AMAZING to partner with Moe's Southwest Grill to cater our event. I wrote more about our experience with Moe's Catering here.

 I decided to use the  Surfs Up Cupcake Stand  and remove the top of the stand, and placed Aimery's smash cake there instead! It made for a really cute cake tower.

I decided to use the Surfs Up Cupcake Stand and remove the top of the stand, and placed Aimery's smash cake there instead! It made for a really cute cake tower.

 The  Surfs Up Cupcake Wrappers with Picks  was PERFECT for the theme!

The Surfs Up Cupcake Wrappers with Picks was PERFECT for the theme!

I made Aimery's smash cake and cupcakes for the guests. Even though I would love to say that I made them from scratch, Betty Crocker helped me with this one. 😉 All of our decorations for Aimery's party were given to us from Oriental Trading and you can find a source list at the bottom of this post! I absolutely loved decorating Aimery's party with Oriental Trading because they have a HUGE selection of party supplies on their site, and everything I needed was delivered to my door. 

 It was so fun to have our  Surf's Up Surfboard Backdrop  with  Surf’s Up Photo Stick Props . It was a perfect place for the kids to take photos while the adults chatted! The photo sticks were seriously adorable -- look at Aimery's sunglasses!!!

It was so fun to have our Surf's Up Surfboard Backdrop with Surf’s Up Photo Stick Props. It was a perfect place for the kids to take photos while the adults chatted! The photo sticks were seriously adorable -- look at Aimery's sunglasses!!!

 Birthday kisses for the birthday boy!

Birthday kisses for the birthday boy!

 This lace dress is from  Filly Flair

This lace dress is from Filly Flair

This was personally my favorite part of his party -- the cake smash! Also, Aimery is wearing his "it's my first birthday" custom baby tee from Cheerily (SO cute!). It was the perfect shirt for him to wear while running around during his birthday party -- and during the cake photos! He actually had two birthday parties before this one with Dev's family, so Aimery is now a pro at smashing cake!

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Aimery was obviously not impressed by having to pose for photos when all he wanted was to eat cake. 😂  I decided to skip the traditional high chair decorations and go for a more simple look, so I tied a 1 Shaped Number Mylar Balloon to three Turquoise 11" Latex Balloons and it was PERFECT!

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I couldn't have imagined having a better first birthday party for Aimery! It was such a happy day celebrating this little one's life and having our family & friends join in on the fun. Thank you to Oriental Trading for helping us decorate Aimery's party! 

 it's my first birthday customized tee //  Cheerily

it's my first birthday customized tee // Cheerily

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