baby michael is one.

I have been excited for over a year to throw my nephew, Michael, his first birthday party. My sister, Casey, said that he was in love with a little play barn that he received as a present from our Aunt Kay, so we decided to throw him a good 'ol barnyard bash in our hometown of Alhambra, Illinois. 

I knew the invitations needed to be something special for little Michael, so I decided to go with this custom cut barn that gave a little peek-a-boo to what was inside.

I knew the invitations needed to be something special for little Michael, so I decided to go with this custom cut barn that gave a little peek-a-boo to what was inside.

The front of the barn. The back of the barn. The inside featured a view of his farm!

The front of the barn. The back of the barn. The inside featured a view of his farm!

No party is complete without custom thank-you's to send your guests. Michael requested to send a little howdy! 

No party is complete without custom thank-you's to send your guests. Michael requested to send a little howdy! 

This custom Happy Birthday Banner was the first thing guests saw when walking in to the "barn." (aka Casey & I's parents house, which is at least near a farm:) 

This custom Happy Birthday Banner was the first thing guests saw when walking in to the "barn." (aka Casey & I's parents house, which is at least near a farm:) 

The tables were set with red and white checkered cloths and brown kraft paper. Mason jars containing bandana napkins, silverware and cutsie straws with pennants were at each place setting.

The tables were set with red and white checkered cloths and brown kraft paper. Mason jars containing bandana napkins, silverware and cutsie straws with pennants were at each place setting.

The opposite side of the straw pennant displayed Michael's official birthday party hashtag, which let's be honest, no party is complete without! 

The opposite side of the straw pennant displayed Michael's official birthday party hashtag, which let's be honest, no party is complete without! 

The centerpieces were so simple, yet cute as can be! A cut log with little farm animals and a jar of sunflowers were placed on each table.

The centerpieces were so simple, yet cute as can be! A cut log with little farm animals and a jar of sunflowers were placed on each table.

I even got my hot glue gun out for this party. (I had been dying to do so for way to long) Here is a handmade party hat that Michael was not so thrilled to wear. At least it looked cute on his highchair.

I even got my hot glue gun out for this party. (I had been dying to do so for way to long) Here is a handmade party hat that Michael was not so thrilled to wear. At least it looked cute on his highchair.

Food labels were supported by clothes pins to bring in a little more of that country feel!

Food labels were supported by clothes pins to bring in a little more of that country feel!

"Let's Pig Out" welcomed all guests to dig in.

"Let's Pig Out" welcomed all guests to dig in.

And ooohhhh the cake! I wish I could take credit for this incredible thing, but my mom ordered it from It's a Piece of Cake in St. Jacob, IL. Seriously, if you need a cake for ANY occasion, check them out. Not only are their cakes beautiful, they also taste really good!

And ooohhhh the cake! I wish I could take credit for this incredible thing, but my mom ordered it from It's a Piece of Cake in St. Jacob, IL. Seriously, if you need a cake for ANY occasion, check them out. Not only are their cakes beautiful, they also taste really good!

All guests were welcome by this little farmer cruising around in his tractor, hauling pumpkins and picking up babes!

All guests were welcome by this little farmer cruising around in his tractor, hauling pumpkins and picking up babes!

Needless to say, I think the little piggy had a blast! 

Needless to say, I think the little piggy had a blast! 

Here's an instagram shot that Casey snagged of Michael and I having a ball. Please follow courtneywinetdesign on Instagram to stay up to date on all the festivities I help create. Can't wait until the 2nd birthday, Michael! Yee-haw!

Here's an instagram shot that Casey snagged of Michael and I having a ball. Please follow courtneywinetdesign on Instagram to stay up to date on all the festivities I help create. Can't wait until the 2nd birthday, Michael! Yee-haw!