Our precious baby Banks celebrated his first birthday in style! His daddy and I feel so blessed with all our wonderful friends and family who came to make his big day just perfect! I remember so clearly when he was born and hearing that sweet cry that sounded more like a little bird squawking! He is as precious now as the day he was born and that little squawk has turned into coo’s and ma-ma, da-da, na-na, ba-ba sounds that literally make my heart bigger every time I hear him “talk.” He is a spunky little thing….totally spit-fire just like his mommy! I will take credit where credit is due with his personality! 🙂 Looks is all daddy, though!

We planned a  party that suited him! Great food was a must because this baby loves to eat! Can ya tell?! I happily accepted help from my dear friend, Jordan, who is a brilliant party planner in her own right and has that same zest and fervor that I have when it comes to a big, beautiful spread! I can never thank her enough for the months leading up to the event as well as the day of!! To my awesome sister in Christ and angel of a friend, Kippy, who made the most wonderful cake….hats off to you lady! My parents and sister always deserve a huge shout out for not only helping execute this wonderful party but also for all the love they have for sweet Banks.

Banks Wilder Bowden, you are loved so much and your big brother Brooks is your very best friend! He loves you to the moon and is so protective of you! May you two always have this special bond that we already know you will!

Here are some photos from our perfect day! Our brunch menu was complete with Farmhouse Breakfast Casserole, Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon Quiche, Yogurt Parfaits with Balsamic Strawberries, Creamy Cheese Grits, Fresh Fruit with Mint, Assorted Donuts, and even a biscuit bar with glazed ham, jams and jellies and yummy sausage gravy!

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