I kept the airplane-theme when choosing the menu. The propellers were a huge hit with all the kiddos!
I made simple chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. For the propellers, I rolled out mini Tootsie Rolls and shaped them. The center of the propeller is a mini Reese's cup with a dollop of frosting. You can read details on how to make them here. The airplane shelf was a great way to display the cupcakes and will look adorable holding toys in his future bedroom.
For the party favors, I wanted something age appropriate for the babies, toddlers and young kids attending the party. We found aviator rubber duckies online and wrapped them with children's bubble bath. A little something fun for bath time!
Our little pilot LOVED his first taste of birthday cake!
A big thank you to our photographer avaphotodesign.com for capturing Joe's special day. For anyone thinking about 1 year portraits, consider hiring a photographer to attend your party instead. It was wonderful to actually visit with guests and enjoy all of your hard work!