Oh My, How Time Flies

It’s been a month since we celebrated Grayson’s First Birthday with an airplane themed party {Oh My, How Time Does Fly!!}✈️ I thought airplanes would be a fun way to celebrate his first year since he was in flight for a good amount of it😉   His celebration with immediate family was on Saturday, March 10th– just after catching our breaths from our road trip back from Cali!  Since our home (at the time) was a storage unit, we needed to find somewhere else to have it. We wanted a small, cozy venue with great atmosphere, so we chose Crimson House, a cafe in Ossian, Indiana!

I wanted to celebrate Grayson Quinn in so many ways but wasn’t sure how to best capture such an amazing blessing on his First Birthday. At the end of the day my hope was that it could be something that he truly enjoyed, even if he wouldn’t remember it! {And of course we all know the decorating and event-planning side of things were a little bit for me… #youllhavethat}

So sit back and enjoy a glimpse of our little flight for Grayson Quinn’s 1st✈ Thanks to 514 Photography for the darling pictures to capture his special day!

Party Invites were airline ticket themed. Main Colors for the party were Navy & White with Light Blue Hues & Red as the accents!  {All favorite colors of Grayson Quinn’s-aka the colors he likes to eat and the ones mama loves dressing him in}

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I wanted to keep the menu simple so Cake & Ice Cream it was (with a couple of sweet treats to pair with).  {Can’t forget the classic pretzels served on most flights–bowls on the tables were filled with these.} Ice Cream from Just Cream Boutique in Fort Wayne, which is 👌 The cake and white chocolate mix from Crimson House–everything was super tasty!!


Even though airplanes were the theme I wanted to keep them to a minimum, making balloons the main decoration!! A balloon arch was the backdrop (thanks to all the fam that helped put it together in like 1 hour lol–Seriously though, this party was only 36 hours after we arrived back in Indiana from our road trip, their help was amazing! Let’s just say this party came together in under 24 hours.)


A little Airplane decor used here:


In-flight trivia for party entertainment and a fun way to capture Grayson’s 1st year adventures!

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Brownie points to Uncle Ben for winning the trivia😉


Extras were: the typical 12 month growth banner, time capsule cards for guests to write Grayson a note that will be given to him on his 18th Birthday, and airplane shaped cookie favors for guests to take with!!

The afternoon started out with a little turbulence as Grayson arrived to the party crying and hungry but once we got him fed with {real food} he was ready to party!!


His facial expressions were priceless and he loved his cupcake, polishing off the entire thing! #sugarfordayz



It was so much fun to watch him enjoy his day!

IMG_0387Some of those who flew with Grayson on his 1st…

Such a fun celebration of Grayson Quinn and reminiscing on year 1 with him.  Time and time again I am reminded of God’s hand at work in his life and can’t begin to compare any of these fun festivities to the amazing celebration that occurred last June when we received the exciting news of Grayson’s heart being healed💙


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Also a huge thanks to Crimson House for not only allowing us to rent this space but going above & beyond to make Grayson’s 1st a special day! Crimson House is the perfect venue for showers, birthdays, meetings, etc.- curated with rustic farmhouse touches! Jeff & Heidi Reed (owners) are amazing hosts and truly have a beautiful ministry brewing ☕

{Until Next time, Stay Classy}


Party Attire⬇️
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