Most of Avery's life, I questioned the need for a first birthday party. She doesn't know it's her birthday, so what's the point? But we decided if for nothing else, we should have one to celebrate surviving a year of parenthood. So I started to plan a first birthday party with the goal of it being small with close friends. With this in mind we landed on a small barbecue at a local park and the plan was to not go over the top.
As you're about to see, I didn't do so well with the not going over the top plan. Keep reading for a little peek into Avery's first birthday party!