TCP Mom got a bunch of these wallpaper letters from the Land of Nod to make a banner that reads "Happy Birthday [TCP Baby]" and I'll hang that up on the mantle or, if the weather is nice, in the lower limbs of the crab apple tree in the back yard. I'll pick up some colored balloons on the day of the party, too. Not going overboard with the decorations, so that's probably it.
I got him this adorable shirt from Etsy seller liliputiansNYC to wear to his party, with khakis and the tiniest pair of Sperry topsiders that i ever saw. I thought about getting a party hat, but haven't done so yet--I highly doubt it would remain on his head for more than a few seconds!
On the menu, all his favorites. Mac -n- cheese, of course! (Although I'm trying to hide some veggies in there, too.) Mini-burgers. A fruit salad, because the kid is crazyinlove with fruit. As in, I have to hide it from him until he is done with the rest of his meal, otherwise he will not eat anything else and cry for the fruit, pointing at it with his little finger! And, of course, a cake. I love this bakery that we lived down the street from until we bought the house, so that's where we'll get the cake.
What else? I picked up a few gifts for him, some clothes from L.L. Bean (including the adorable lobster sweater I've been drooling over forever) and a few Melissa & Doug toys. But again, not going overboard with that stuff. He doesn't know the difference yet, and, as the first grandchild on both sides, he already has tons of toys.
So that's pretty much it! I still can't believe how the past year has flown by...