We were still living in Missouri and decided to have Marshall’s birthday party the same weekend as Halloween so that 1) we could celebrate his party AND trick or treat with his cousins and 2) so Brad could deer hunt. Yes, really. It was also a nice excuse for all the kids to get a second wear out of their Halloween costumes.
We rented a small community building and set it up with a Halloween Monster Mash theme.
The food was all Halloween themed. With spider (olives) deviled eggs, sandwiches with all the cheeses and lunch meats cut into pumpkin shapes, cheese stick & pretzel brooms, fruit cut into shapes, and the like.
All the kids had a blast playing the various games. Marshall was so little, the poor guy overheated during the excitement of it all and got sick.
I really enjoy decorating cakes, so it was a fun time making a bunch of little monster and Marshall’s smash cake monster with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law.
And last but not least we opened presents with him. He still wasn’t feeling well so he mainly just laid on Brad.
Ironically it was a great time had by all…except the birthday boy. It was the first time Brad and I threw a children’s party and I think it went really well. We left our extended families to go to Missouri and make a family of our own and I feel like this was the first time really showing in person that we were parents and a family.
Happy 1st Birthday Marshall!