It’s fun to be one!
Surrounded by 20 children and 60 adults, Autumn Reeser and her husband Jesse Warren celebrated son Finneus James‘ first year with a vintage birthday bash on May 12 in Los Angeles.
Inspired by the globetrotting tot’s travels — he’s been on 24 flights since birth! — party planner Ashley Fauset adorned the special space with antique world maps, vintage postcards and luggage, and hanging airplane gliders.
And to pay tribute to Finn’s worldly experiences, proud papa Warren hung 24 colorful balloons in the entryway.
Plus, guests were able to sneak a peek at all of Finn’s fabulous destination spots with a clothesline display clipped with onesies highlighting each trip.
Inviting their pint-size party goers to join in on their journey, children had Polaroid pictures taken and later decorated their passport sticker books and constructed their own paper airplanes.
Later, they munched on delicious snacks catered by Leslie Durso, including a brightly-colored salad, decorative fruit plates, chocolate cupcakes, and animal crackers with juice courtesy of a vintage bar cart.
“My wonderful friend and party planner Ashley Fauset paid homage to the different places Finn has been with food and drinks that referenced all the cities he visited,” Reeser, 31, tells PEOPLE.
But, according to the first-time mom, the celebration was much more than Finn’s first birthday.
“The year birthday is such a milestone not only for the birthday baby, but also for mama, who’s celebrating making it through that difficult first year,” she shares. “I definitely toasted to our mutual success with a mimosa!”
“My favorite part of the day was hearing our friends and family sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to our little guy. He looked so surprised and then burst into the biggest smile and kicked his feet,” she reveals.
But the family isn’t finished with their flight plans; They are relocating to Hawaii later this year while the actress films her new show, Last Resort. The show will air Thursdays this fall on ABC.
For more on Reeser and family, visit her blog Move Lifestyle.
— Anya Leon