Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Bounty. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Caydens Messy Memorable Moment with Bounty paper towels
Caydens Cake Smash and his Messy Memorable Moment with Bounty paper towels

Cayden slept through much of his first birthday bash, so it was awesome to recreate that moment with Bounty paper towels at the “Messy But Memorable First Birthday Bash” Bounty Event.

The “Messy But Memorable First Birthday Bash” event was a collaborative effort between mother, designer and New York Times Bestselling author, Kristin Cavallari, and Bounty to share some fuss-free ways to clean up those inevitable messes parents experience when raising growing children.

What I thought to be a disaster because Cayden fell asleep during our ride to the event, turned into an awesome, fun filled experience for him.

At the event, Cayden and I decorated our very own smash cakes, and of course it came out perfectly because he’s the son of a chef. Can you imagine smash cakes in a room full of kids? Let’s just thank God that Bounty products were in abundance, which helped us all clean up any messes quickly, thus allowing us to focus and enjoy the event, and let Cayden relive his first birthday that he missed.

Next we got messier making our “mommy & me” finger painting. At home, we haven’t used paints because I’m scared that he will create a mural on our walls. Maybe now, I’ll be a little more inclined to whip out the paint and brushes.

Mommy and me finger painting with Bounty paper towels
Mommy and me finger painting with Bounty paper towels
Caydens 1st finger painting
Cayden’s 1st finger painting

Being a mom to a two-year-old means watching many important milestones occur in his life. Also, they hone in on their creative side and they love enjoy making art and the process of creating it. With this newfound creativity, they have gained an unmatched sense of independence. With independence becomes a well-known fact amongst moms and dads that pretty much any activity can get quite messy.

Bounty is there to clean up the messes so I can enjoy these memorable moments as stress-free as possible. Bounty is a 2x more absorbent vs. the leading ordinary brand, which means the roll can last longer so you don’t need to use as much to tackle the food splats, water spills and messy fingerprints.

I love being in the kitchen and what I cherish most is the moments where Cayden always wants to help mommy. Now, it may take me a little longer to complete making a snack or putting the finishing touches on a meal but at least I know my clean-up will be a breeze.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Bounty. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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Shani, a Brooklynite, is the owner of 71ateChef, and mother of two year old Cayden and newborn daughter Aria Rose . She shares her love of the culinary arts with her clients, friends and family. Oh, and lets not forget her mini chef, Cayden, whom you will see featured in many of her posts.

  • This is too cute!! I love how he and mom got a birthday redo. Such a great idea! You think Bounty will let me redo my own bday? lol

  • I love me some bounty. Love that you guys were able to do a redo. My niece is 2 years old and always has her hands in some kind of mess. lol Wipes and bounty are my friend.

  • LeShelle Smith

    These milestones are true treasures in our baby’s lifetime! I am glad you were able to recapture it!

  • Anitra Durand Allen

    What an awesome idea to have a collective birthday event. One year old parties are more for the adults anyway, so making this about the kids was neat. And it helped the moms learn ways to manage the mess.

  • Awww…how sweet. He looks adorable. Painting is always a hit with kids and being able to clean it up easily is important to parents.

  • I love when brands go all out and have fun interactive events. Bounty sounds like they did a wonderful job and cool 1st birthday re-dos…because I am sure many parents had the same or similar issue with their children!

  • Awwww, Cayden is so cute. I’ve been using Bounty for years, I’m happy to say they’ve not let me down. God knows my kids have put them to the test.

  • Aww! I hope he had a great birthday. I love the kid art idea for the Mommy and Me finger painting with the Bounty paper towels. My little ones love painting, too. We also use Bounty and they are a MUST with toddlers! Lol!

  • Aww! That’s an awesome idea to recreate the party since he was asleep. I, too, would be hesitant to use paint in the house because they might want to try it again on their own and that could be a disaster!

    • We did try it with a pumpkin. He loved it, and not too messy!

  • How cute and cool to do a birthday do over!

  • M Harmon Malone

    It’s the quicker picker upper. 🙂 Nice post…happy birthday,Cayden!

  • Ayanna

    Too cute! Great way to get a birthday redo. Although my kids were awake during their 1st birthday parties, we definitely had more fun than they did.

    • Thank you. My daughter was awake for her first birthday as well.