I ordered Jake's cake from Walmart- a half sheet cake for "Baby's 1st Birthday" and it actually came with a 4 inch "smash cake" and candle for free. Though I am not the biggest fan of Walmart in general, I do have to say they make a pretty decent cake.
The party favors were small pumpkins that said "Thank you for coming today." I played off the orange in the cheese puffs. :-)
Only one more picture left to fill in the 12 month collage!
Jake opened presents throughout the party. He did as best as he could for a 1 year old.
In full disclosure, this was not the first time Jake has had sweets before. He has had the occasional lick of a Cool Whip spoon or ice cream cone. But, he really has not had anything like a whole piece of cake. He started off by checking it out cautiously...
Then, he decided that a spoon would be lovely...
He slowly moved to using the spoon AND his fingers...
And then he just threw caution to the wind!
And ended back up with the spoon. :-)
He just couldn't believe how lucky he was!
Jake was indeed a lucky boy! He had three special friends from the "UNC crew" to come and celebrate with him. Here are Ansley, Graham, and Cooper.