Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Crabby Party!! {Henry turns 1!}

This weekend we celebrated the first birthday of our little man! I love birthday parties and can get a little carried away with all of the details, but having recently moved to a new home in a new country this party was a little more low key. We were happy to have Henry's Nana, Auntie and two cousins fly in for the event and coincidentally some other family friends were in the city so they stopped by to join the celebration!

We decided that "A Crabby Party" would be a fitting theme for Henry's first birthday, now that we live in Maryland. To get ready for the party I cut out some beachy shapes on my silhouette, hung some beach balls around the living room and placed some snacks in sand pails (including "Oh Henry" bars of course!).

The kids made some simple crab hand print art using red finger paint and googly eyes.

I baked white cupcakes with Cookie Butter frosting and graham cracker crumbs, to resemble the beach, and placed a few little crabs made from edible moulding dough. I also made a matching smash cake for Henry to tear apart!

We all laughed as Henry politely sampled cake. He needed some help from Daddy to really get the idea! 

A good time was had by all. We got some fantastic pictures and made some great memories. As it turns out, Henry doesn't really care if the water bottles are personalized and napkin rings match the goodie bags. He's just happy to have his family there to play!

p.s. I go crazy for personalized water bottles and matching napkin rings, 
so I am totally doing that for his second birthday!


  1. We had so much fun watching Henry tearing his cake apart. The cupcakes were delicious but I must say my personal favourite edible item at the Crabby Party was the crab dip, mmmm good.
    Happy 1st Birthday Henry, love Nana & Papa xoxo

  2. Totally adorable! I love the crabs made out of the edible molding dough. Happy birthday Henry!

  3. Such a fun party! The grilled cheese pretzel sandwiches were really good but my favourite was the cupcakes with cookie butter icing. Canada needs to get its act together and import some of that stuff :)

  4. Cute! You guys are totally getting in to Baltimore I see ;)