After months of debate (and by debate I mean me saying what I wanted and James realizing that he wanted to sleep on his cozy Vera Wang mattress and not on the couch), we finally settled on a pretty neat theme for her birthday. The theme was "One Year Old in a Flash." I'm not a fan of the whole Disney Princess or Micky Mouse theme because they're a bit overdone for my taste, so this was perfect. Basically the only decorations were photo's of Jasmine. Of course we had a few camera props laying around just for an added touch. And we even set up a photo display table with pictures of Jasmine scattered about.
Before you guys dive into the good stuff, let me explain the photo's you are about to view. Our little Bean is about as mixed as they come. As I like to say, she is the best of three worlds. Those worlds being White, African American and Korean. According to Korean tradition, on a child's 1st birthday, they are to be dressed in traditional Korean attire and placed in front of a table filled with various knickknacks and food. Then they are left to decide which items to pick up. Usually the child ends up doing something related to the first item they pick up.
Jasmine (after some guidance and encouragement from mommy) picked up the gavel first. This indicates that she will possibly be a judge one day. Which is awesome for me, because I have every intention of living in a nice senior citizen home in right on the coast in Tampa, and those things ain't cheap, so it's nice to know that my daughter will be able to afford to set her mommy up in some pretty sweet digs...Just sayin'
Anyhow, the rest of the photo's are pretty self-explanatory. Enjoy!
|Pink and green treat table|
|One of the party favor tables|
|Korean table filled with a bunch of goodies|
|Our Bean all dolled up in traditional Korean attire|
|The Bean playing with her best friend|
|Jasmine playing with the food.|
|See what I have to deal with?|
|The Bean in her third outfit of the day. lol|
|Time for presents|
|His face is priceless. lol|