Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good birthday party, especially when its for my firstborn child who I love more than life itself. My husband and I usually follow the beat of our own drum and when we named our kid “RUCKUS”, as in causing a RUCKUS, no one was surprised. When it came to coming up with his first birthday theme we couldn’t think of a better word to describe Ruckus, parenthood and turning one then the word RAD.
RAD also happens to be the name of a certain 80’s BMX race movie that my husband also loves. We wanted to make the party cheery, boyish and all around rad. We chose to emulate an 80’s look for the invite and in ode to the movie we created an obstacle course that kids would run through complete with a PVC “car wash”, tubes, cones and a ball pit. Painters hat were a huge thing in the 80’s so we took the party logo of “Rad One” and had it screen printed onto painter hats. We had our very own customization station and guest wore them all afternoon.
Food was provided by a hometown favorite In N Out Burger, A’s Market and Sweet and Saucy Shop made the most outstanding cake. All visuals and production was handled by CC Events, invite created by graphic artist Steffi Neth. Incredible photos by the super talented Melissa of Marble Rye.
It was so much fun and nothing pleases us more than make a child smile. But I think us parents were smiling more.