Devin’s First Birthday!

On January 7th we celebrated Devin’s first birthday. 1st birthdays are always an enigma for me. I truly believe that every birthday is worth celebrating and will always find a way to celebrate each of my children in a special way. When your child is one, however, he doesn’t exactly have a lot of friends and he’s not exactly in to anything yet.

So as we’ve done with each of our kids on their first birthdays we invited our LifeGroup over to help us celebrate in the festivities.

We did a Hot Chocolate Party…an idea I saw on my instagram feed. Everyone had fun and it was bar none the easiest party I’ve ever hosted and literally no stress was involved!

Disclaimer. Some photos were taken with my phone while others on my nice camera (my amazing husband got the awesome photos). I’m kicking myself for not getting some good pictures of the food set up.


My sweet birthday boy!

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A blurry pic of the spread. We had chocolate and white chocolate covered pretzels and little bundtlets from Nothing Bundt Cakes

For our hot chocolate toppings, we had chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, marshmallows, whip cream and peppermints.

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Hot Chocolate in the crock pot.


Our guests getting their toppings!

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Pretty proud of the mini birthday banner.

IMG_1650Singing happy birthday to sweet Devin! (and a semi-flattering picture of me!)


He really wasn’t sure what to think!


I love this precious little boy!


Gifts were fun but the people were better!


He put on a show for everyone: walking!

It was a great party. Devin felt loved. The kids played and the adults talked. I loved having people in our home*

We had party favors but I forgot to get pictures. The adults received coffee mugs with a packet of hot chocolate, marshmallows and a peppermint. The kids got a color your own mug I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

Note to self: Must do this more often than just birthdays. 


Patty Parker

My name is Patty Parker. I write about finding beauty in the every day.

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