Manny was all business when it came smash cake time. I made the little topper with these free printables from The TomKat Studio. When she shared these back in October, I saved them knowing that it's exactly what I wanted to do for Manny's smash cake...so simple and fun! I did it the same way Kim did that she mentions at the bottom of that post and it worked great. It was so windy outside that it was hard to get a great picture of it, but it turned out so cute.
You can see the topper better in this picture from his one year shoot with Jessica Meinardus Photography.
My best friend made Manny this adorable birthday crown! The details of it are amazing...thanks so much Candice...it is beyond adorable. :)
As I've mentioned before, my mom & Manny share a birthday! So I thought it'd be fun to make her a smash cake too. She showed a little more restraint with it than Manny did. :)
And this is what happens when you decide he's had enough cake and take it away. Poor little guy. :(
I wanted some boxers for Manny to eat his smash cake in, so I asked SheShe Made if they could make a pair with a sock monkey on the butt. They turned out so cute, along with his birthday outfit and bib! Thanks girls for all of the adorable stuff and letting me pick exactly what I wanted. :) The sock monkey on his boxers and jon jon were actually made from a sock used for decorations at one of his baby showers.
My parents gave Manny this super cute toy box that my mom customized with Manny's name...we love it!
Manny loved the ridiculously huge balloon (I talked about it in my Week 20 Project 365 post, and it's actually tons smaller here as we'd had it for 5 days by this point!) so we had some fun taking pictures with it.
And just a few more pictures...Manny cruising around on his new car while enjoying a banana and some of the party guests.
Well, that about wraps it up! Sorry for the picture overload but it was really hard to choose. We had so much fun celebrating his first year and I just can't believe my baby is already one...what a perfect end to a perfect year! :)