but sense prevailed and I came out with a rubber duck instead.
Now first birthdays will start coming up soon and I found the sweetest idea, via coco+kelley, on Kelley Moore's blog. Grossly paraphrasing here, she suggests having all the guests write words of wisdom and have them place their knowledge in a music box for the birthday baby to open on their 16th birthday. I think that's just lovely.
If Polaroids weren't almost a thing of the past, it would be just the thing to capture the baby and birthday wellwisher together and have them pop their thoughts on the bottom of the photo so your son and daughter could see how much fun everyone was having at "their" 1st birthday party. Can you imagine them all framed? Perfect!