My son, Lucas Jon, just turned one on Saturday. Time flies... it certainly does. And before I get all weepy and tell you what an amazing journey this past year has been, I'll just cut straight to the party!
It was easy to come up with an idea for this big event. After all, a year has passed in the blink of an eye. A small (okay, not so small... a 9 lb 11 oz baby) baby boy entered our lives on May 21, 2010. Suddenly I have this toddler who can navigate stairs and laugh and climb on his 'daw-hee' (doggy) and give kisses and hugs and... TIME FLIES.
With every good party, the invitation sets the tone. What could possibly be more fitting for a Time Flies party than a boarding pass?
Once the invites were out, the real fun began. What would we eat? How would I decorate? Well these are little details that mean a lot. So allow me to share some of the fun (we'll get to the food in a minute).
I looove the lavatory sign (weird angle, but that's the bathroom off of the wet bar). I'm sure I'm the only one who thinks I'm funny, but it's worth it :) Did I mention that I have a chalkboard wall in the bar? So much fun! You should see the things that end up on there. Oy vey.
(Stumped by the names on the chalkboard? Vegas is the dog, in case you didn't know)
Now let's get to the food...
In a (poorly executed) attempt to be clever, I named all of the food something 'airline-ish'. Here is what we had to much on:
Jet Fuel (lemonade)
Sky High Fruit Skewers and Cherry Cloud Dip
(Yes, I geeked out a little and cut the melon into 'cloud' shapes)
Turbulence (Bean dip! And chips and salsa)
Pilots Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese (good ol' hot wings)
(umm yeah, not the most epic picture. They were in the crockpot, and tasty. Sorry!)
Round Trip Treats (BBQ Meatballs)
(Again, not an exciting picture... but look how cute those stands are! Baby food jar lids flipped over, hot glue to keep the lollipop stick on, and two cotton balls spread out. Very cloud like, right? RIGHT?!)
In-flight Snacks (cheese, crackers, salami)
And of course, Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. LJ's cake was Devil's Food with vanilla frosting.
Thank you for flying LJ Airlines!