First of all, I cannot believe that I already have a one year old. It seems like just yesterday I was writing his birth story. And now he’s out of baby mode and we’ve officially entered the toddler stage!
If you’ve been here a while you know how important golf (more specifically, The Masters Tournament) is to my family. I’ve been planning this theme since before he was born. I didn’t, however, plan on a global pandemic changing a lot of that.
We did our best to celebrate as safely as possible. We limited the guest list and turned it into a drop-in party. We had a cleaning company come to our home to do a deep clean top-to-bottom. We bought an air purifier to run during the entire party and we had plenty of masks and hand sanitizer stations all over the house.
The entire week of his birthday, Logan received an outpouring of love from our family and friends. We are so incredibly blessed to have so many people who truly love our little boy. And I want to say thank you again to everyone who reached out to send birthday wishes.
I already had a good bit of decor from collecting golf memorabilia over the years. Pretty much everything else came from Amazon. I wanted something special for the guest book. I made a custom logo for Logan on Canvas and then created my own custom golf flag. I will be able to hang this in his playroom one day. The cups were from one of my favorite small businesses – Add Ons Too! This is my third purchase from them and they kill it every single time.
One of Logan’s gifts from my parents was a custom “golf cart” – my mom bought a fisher price cozy coupe car and painted it to look like a golf cart. You can’t even tell that this wasn’t the original colors. She also painted his name on the back license plate.
Picking the food & desserts was my favorite part of planning the party. A friend of mine from my student-media days in college just started her own cookie-baking business. I knew as soon as she promoted her new venture several months ago that I was going to want to use her. She made us the CUTEST Masters-themed cookies. I stashed some away in the freezer so that I’ll have them to eat during the tournament in November.
I was also connected to a mom in my community who has a cake-baking business. She makes the most elaborate cakes and cupcakes. I was so excited to use her for the cupcakes!
Here is the list of foods that we featured at the party:
Flag Stick Pretzels
Donut Hole In One
We had a great time and are so glad we were still able to safely celebrate our little boy’s first birthday. And shoutout to my sister for taking all of the photos during the party so that I could be present with Logan and watch him enjoy the day.