James’ 1st Birthday

Our favorite little guy turned one!  What a milestone (for him as well as Momma and Daddy)! Of course, we had to have a little party to celebrate the occasion.  We kept the party small, just family, but it was so awesome that all the James’ (I, II, III, and IV) were able to get together for the first time!   We have so enjoyed this first year- it is pure JOY and LOVE and SWEETNESS with baby James in our lives.
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A huge thank you to A Blissful Nest for the banner at the top of this post- it made quite the impression as our guests entered the house!  She has a wonderful collection of super cute paper goodies so go check her out!


And mucho thanks to Pretty Smitten!  About a month before the party, I still had no idea exactly what direction we were going until I saw her adorable train and petals motif.  She took it from there, creating the invitations, cupcake toppers, food labels, “James is ONE” sign and the banner at the top of the stairs.  She even included personalized thank you notes and stickers.  You rock!
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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. looks like he had a blast! such a fun party! great job megan!

    and he has the bluest eyes ever! happy birthday baby james!

  2. So glad James had a fun birthday! You did a great job putting everything together. And what an awesome birthday present, I'm sure he's enjoying it!

  3. What a fun, special day! I love all the decor and James is just as cute as ever. 🙂

  4. Looks adorable! Goodness he's so cute. His face in that first picture of him with his cake is priceless!!


  5. It all looked fantastic. What a special special day. He has so much joy on his face. Thanks for sharing all of the great pictures. {do I spy new drapes?}

  6. precious, precious, precious!!!! all the decor is adorable, your food presentation is gorgeous…and baby james with the cake is too stinking cute!!!

  7. What a fantastic day of celebration! Everything was just perfect. Love the train motif!! The color combos were awesome as well. That first pic with the cake is a riot! Love the last too. Leave it to Courtney to spy the drapes!! LOL (okay, I did too, we're just nosey that way).

  8. Wow did he love that cake or what? How fun for all of you, he is such a happy baby. Happy Birthday James!

  9. god, smash cake pics are the best.

    welcome to toddlerhood, mr. james.

    please don't take any notes from moose or monkey, because they often set bad examples of boys gone wild.

    happy first.

    and the first is the sweetest.

  10. What an adorable party for sweet little James! He looks like he had a wonderful day. Great photos, Megan!

  11. Super cute!! it makes me sleepy…my kids get whatever the party store has. haha your a good mom.
    i wanna know where i can get your fabric for your drapes?!!

  12. Holy Smokes! That looks like a kind of party Lilly would have had fun at 🙂 Beautiful job, Megan.

  13. This is so lovely! Love all the bunting and the dessert table and the poms – you did such a good job!

    Rachie xo

  14. Wow!!! What a great party… you thought of every detail! The little man looks like he loved it!

  15. looks like a perfect party for a one year old! He looks super happy on his new toy! Love it! The food looks yummy too!

  16. I love a good kid's party and James' party looked fabulous and so much fun! Happy Birthday James & congrats mom & dad.

  17. Aww, happy birthday to James and congrats to you and your hubs for surviving one year!! Looks like an amazing party, you did a FAB job on all the food and decor!

    I love "cake all over the face" pics, priceless 🙂


  19. Just precious!! Savor all these moments..they fade so quickly!! Much too quickly!!
    Happy Birthday to your lil man!

  20. What a precious party! You did such a fabulous job. And James, he's gotten so big! Happy Birthday to him!

  21. Oh I love it! It looks as though you and I have VERY SIMILAR taste my friend! In fact, my baby girl's first birthday was Feb 5th and I just blogged about her party in yesterday's post….I think you will enjoy…and how fun is it to have a little toddler now?? I keep saying, 'my BABY is ONE…how is that???'
    check out her 1 year party..I think you and I raided some of the same etsy stores, ha ha…Shelli

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