Here’s your chance, do your dance at Cannon’s 1st Jam!
Cannon turned one on November 5th and we made sure to celebrate his first birthday with family and friends! We had a cute party at Tree of Life in Hilliard, Ohio which is a play + cafe for children under the age of five. Obviously, the perfect fit! We don’t have a house yet so trying to fit everyone in the condo basement would have been a mess.
Nonetheless, Cannon had the time of his life. I wasn’t able to capture it as much as I would have liked. I was running around as the hostess with the mostess. But, I have great parents and siblings that made sure to capture some of the moments and jump in to play with him.
One thing about Cannon is that he is fiercely independent — he does not want to be held or coddled, he wants to do his own things. To sum it up, that’s exactly what he did.
Welcome to Cannon’s 1st Jam
First, let me share our theme which was Space Jam. Cannon loves the basketball that my mom picked up for him which made it perfect! Chase came up with the theme after surfing Pinterest for what feels like forever. He’s a dedicated and very involved dad — like, we paired up on everything birthday rather than it all being just me.
- venue: @treeoflifeplaycafe
- goodie bags: my mom
- cannon’s secret stuff sticker: me
- cookies: @laurenscookieco
- cake: @shortnorthcake
- invites: @noteworthycreative
- cupcakes: @meijerstores
- custom space jam jacket: @workthecustom / @katowork19
Almost everything for Cannon’s 1st Jam was diyed if it wasn’t food. I will say that my mom and I made the treats — Rice Krispies, Dipped Oreos, and Cake Pops. All the things that we have decided will not be at future parties because cake and cupcakes are enough sugar.
Besides sweets, we did splurge on chicken tenders, wings, pizza, and popcorns so we could do our own concession stand. We really wanted to get into this theme.
The one thing that I absolutely loved from Cannon’s party is his customized jean jacket. This was all I wanted to get done and Chase’s friend Kato customizes shoes, clothes, etc. He does it all and I told Chase to get a jacket done. It was worth the money and I love it. Cannon wears it all the time because got it big. It’s so dope. I wish I bought one in my size. If you need customized gear, he will do it all and I linked his personal and business Instagrams above.
Honestly, I wish I had taken better pictures. We had the camera there and didn’t even use it. Slacking!
Nonetheless, I love how everything turned out and that everyone had a great time. It’s so nice to see people show up for your child. I had friends travel from different states just to celebrate his life and that means a lot. Literally love all the people that Cannon has in his life.
It’s crazy how time flies! I can’t believe I have a one-year-old. It blows my mind how fast he has grown and that he’s no longer a baby. It makes me sad — my little baby is now a toddler. A happy and healthy toddler, thankfully.
Space Jam Parties
If you have plans to do a Space Jam Birthday Party — I can tell you where to get the bottles and stickers, etc. It was hard for us so I want to make it easy for someone else. As time goes on, I will update with links and probably the sticker I used so someone else can use it.
The character transparents are online and easy to download so you can do a lot with that. Just don’t let anyone scam you with an invite. Long-story-short, I hired a graphic designer that gave me mediocre work. Thank God for Chase and Etsy, he found the amazing invite.
Etsy will be your best friend. Etsy is always your best friend when it comes to crafts, let’s be real.
Happy Birthday to my little cutie! Love you forever & always.
What’s your favorite thing about parties? Your go-to party snack?