First Birthday & 30th Birthday

Last year I went into labor on Ryan's birthday and Elle was born the next day. What a birthday gift for Ryan, right?! Well, this year Ryan is turning 30 and Elle is turning 1. Two big birthdays a day apart from each other. What am I to do? I've been thinking about how to combine a little girl's birthday and a grown man's birthday into one party for the past four or five months. No joke! Well, with the help of my sis-in-law, I think we have come up with a plan. Ryan wears gingham or buffalo check every day, so it's the perfect pattern inspiration. It's also a summery print and works well for little girls. Black and white is a classic color scheme that  is gender neutral. We are adding wood elements for a masculine feel and contrasting that with Belles of Ireland, moss and other greenery.

I also found this adorable first birthday party via Pinterest that uses similar elements in a more classic way. I couldn't get over this adorable lace crown the mom made for her daughter Lola. I hope with some fun elements like that Elle will get a lovely first and Ryan will get to celebrate the beginning of a new decade.

Now to figure out games for kids and food. =) Ideas welcome!