As I mentioned a few months back, we used this book as the inspiration for Little J's 1st birthday party. It ended up being a fun night with lots of family and friends there to celebrate with us. We had a copy of the book out for people to sign as a little birthday guest book, and some disguises for people to pick up on their way in. There were also secret agent rings (ring pops) and explosives (pop rocks). All of the little secret agents got their own secret agent kit including a mini notebook, crayon rings, magnifying glass and kazoo.
I made Little J a birthday banner, just like the one I made for Miss A's 1st birthday. I'm hoping to be able to use them again for future birthday parties. I also displayed Little J's monthly photos like at Miss A's party. It is crazy to see the change from 1 month to 12 months when all of the pictures right next to each other.
I had two main activities set up for the little agents. First, there were supplies to decorate their own secret agent gadgets, binoculars. The binoculars are just two toilet paper rolls glued together. Miss A made these at day care last year and played with them for weeks. We also have a lot of Mr. Potato heads, so I set up a Mr. Potato head station on the other end of the table for the little agents to play with.
We ordered cupcakes and a smash cake from our favorite, the Roseville Bakery. This is the same place we used for our wedding cupcakes, as well as both girls' baptisms and Miss A's 1st birthday. They are oh-so-very tasty!
Below are a few shots of Little J enjoying her birthday party!
And, of course, the cake! I prefer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for the 1st birthday party (and always), because it makes such a nice big mess! Little J was much more willing to get her hands on the cake than her big sister was, but after a little bit, she still wanted to sit on Mommy's lap. She still ate quite a bit of the cake by the time I put her in the bathtub.