Celebrate one of the greatest rappers of all time. Use these party ideas as inspiration for throwing your own Biggie Smalls birthday and you can check out how we celebrated our little smalls getting Biggie
Gettin’ biggie with it. There, I had to say it or my head was going to explode.
Truthfully, this post was slated to come out way earlier, but as it turns out, what I thought was a migraine actually ended up being meningitis which is NUTS.
I was in the ER the night before his party but I didn’t know what it was and then ended up going back to the ER the night of his party where they admitted me for several days.
I’m still kind of recovering over here and feel super sluggish but I can’t hold these photos to myself much longer.
There’s not much to say here except it’s insanely hard to believe that this time last year, we were in limbo knowing that there was a boy that had been born but not knowing whether or not he was ours.
Now here we are celebrating a 1st birthday party! On the east coast, thought but I hope it still counts. Love you west coast!
In my heart, I already loved him and knew he was, but it was still so emotional and rough. I talked all about it when I wrote about his adoption story, so go ahead and read that if you haven’t yet.
Related: To see the shopping list where we got all the decorations, check out this post or you can check out the invitations that started this whole party (literally) here!
Charlotte does this thing where she calls him all kinds of random nicknames and it’s hilarious. One day, she called him “big tiny” and nothing was more funny or more accurate. He was tiny like a baby but also so chubby.
It stuck and thus began our journey to his Biggie Smalls birthday theme. So, without further adieu:
Our Biggie Smalls Themed First Birthday Party
Let’s start with some food. I created some printables using the same font I did when I made them for his nursery
Sticking with the theme we tried to have food according to Notorious BIG lyrics but I did use some creative liberty too. Here’s the name of the printables with what food we had if you’re curious:
- Bone Nugs and Harmony (popcorn chicken)
- 5 Karat Gold (carrot sticks and ranch because in the south ranch is also called white gold)
- Where my dogs at? (hot dogs)
- T-bone steak, cheese eggs, and Welch’s grape (Welch’s grape juice)
- We sip champagne cuz we thirstay (sparkling Welch’s grape juice)
He didn’t nap that morning so he was a bit whiny and clingy to some of his favorite people in the beginning.
We have a cousin that works at a printing shop and she was able to make us all these shirts. They were perfect and exactly what I had in mind and all I told her was what I wanted them to say.
Of course once we had that cake and that 400 grams of sugar, things started looking up for the man of the hour.
After opening some presents, we considered this party a success. Honestly, it was a big blur for me because my head was hurting so bad and I was doing what I could to power through.
Shout out to my lifelong BFF who drove up to help and I didn’t even get a picture of her (*face palm*) but she really was the one who made this thing a reality for us!
So, what do you think? Did we nail it? Did we miss anything? Are we doing hip hop justice?
If you’re planning a Biggie Smalls first birthday theme (or a Biggie Smalls party at all) any time soon, don’t forget to pin this below!