Hold onto your bowler hats, and behold the cuteness of this first birthday party! We recently helped Lauren’s baby, Jack, celebrate this milestone with a little clowning around in the back yard.

Here are the invitations I designed for the occasion. She added a whimsical feel to the solid white envelopes by adding colorful Avery dots from the office supply store and addressing each invitation using a combination of her handwriting and hand stamped letters. She also added some glitter details to the invitation.

As we’ve come to expect from Lauren and her celebrations, there were amazing themed elements inside and out.

Most of the action was set up on their covered back porch, including this adorable buffet table and pint-sized seating for the short stacks.

The spread was complete with ChickFilA chicken minis, bacon, cheese cubes, fruit, puffs, cupcakes and more!

She dressed up these take and toss cups with custom clown face cutouts complete with bendy straws and flowers.

These great place settings are one of my favorite party details. The kids liked them too!

They were quick to try their hats, glasses and clown noses on for size.

There was face painting and a performance by Jackson’s own Smiley the Clown.

Smiley did a great job. He made balloon animals for the kids and performed several tricks that had us all scratching our heads.

Clap for Smiley!

Then it was my favorite time – cake!

That flirty little face! Swoon.

Look, ma! No hands. Priceless. I could have watched this boy attack that cake all day.

There were more sweet details inside.

I love their tradition of creating a framed keepsake of the boys’ first birthday invitations and having all the party guests sign.

Guests signed their names and headed home with their very own set of juggling balls.

Here’s the coordinating thank you note.

Last first birthday for this family. Time goes by too quickly. Happy first birthday sweet Jack!