Finn Warren’s Travel-Themed First Birthday Bash

06/07/2012 at 06:00 PM ET
Adam and Sylvia Hendershott

It’s fun to be one!

Surrounded by 20 children and 60 adults, Autumn Reeser and her husband Jesse Warren celebrated son Finneus Jamesfirst 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.

Adam and Sylvia Hendershott

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.

Adam and Sylvia Hendershott

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!”

Party favors were packed inside of vintage suitcase boxes from Crafts by Rosa and tagged with Mabel’s Labels Bag Tags.

Adam and Sylvia Hendershott

While Reeser donned a summery striped dress by Shoshanna, the birthday boy dressed the part in babyGap‘s cargo shorts, glittery turquoise Toms, and an extra special top custom-made by mom!

“I layered two super soft long sleeve tees from The Little Seed and used iron-on decals from Sukie to say ‘ONE’ on the pale blue tee,” she explains.

Adam and Sylvia Hendershott

“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.

Adam and Sylvia Hendershott

For more on Reeser and family, visit her blog Move Lifestyle.

— Anya Leon

FILED UNDER: Babies , Birthdays , Exclusive , News , Parties

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klutzy_girl on

Aw, Finn is adorable.

Love Autumn and am definitely checking out Last Resort!

Vanessa on

Awww that kid is adorable!

myob on

Oh my goodness, he is adorable! What a smile and a personality that shows through in his eyes and smile. He sure looks like one very happy boy!

Brooklyn on

Cute little family! Finn is beyond adorable!

Ivy. on

I don’t know who either of them are, but that baby is adorable. He looks so loved and happy!

Tina on

Cute baby but who are the parents?

Daffygrams on

I don’t know them, either but a cute kid for sure!!

sally on

I have no idea who these people are! He sure is a cute little guy! Happy Birthday!

Marnie on

Those that aren’t familiar with her – she was Taylor on The OC, Lizzie on Entourage and she starred on No Ordinary Family last year.

Finn is SO cute. The last photo is my favorite. And love Autumn’s dress!

Jessica on

What a CUTE cute baby!!! He looks SO happy.

Sara on

Her son is soooo adorable! But I’m not surprised with as adorable as she is!

Lisa on

Wow is he cute! No surprise with such a gorgeous mom.

Lulu on

Who are these people? Cute baby, but I don’t think I would have put glittery Toms on HIM!

Misha on

Slow news day??? Cute kiddo, but this makes People mag??

meghan on

Lulu, all the info in this post and you choose to comment on glittery shoes on a boy? Seriously? People are still hung up on what’s for boys and what’s for girls?

Finn is a cutie and he looks like he’s got a lot of personality and is very loved by his family. So blessed!

AmandaC on

What an adorable family!

Leslie on

very cute party! darling little boy and happy family!

I’m curious about the 24 trips in one year… that is A LOT of travelling.

Kat on

And what far-off, exotic location did Master Finn travel to for the “goldfish crackers?”

judelawfan on

Who the heck are these people????

mimi on

gorgeous baby. cute theme albeit a little strange.

autumn looks so different. work done?

sara on

Why do so many obnoxious people always ask “who are these people”? Are you illiterate? It says she’s an actress with a show on ABC right there in the post. Or maybe ask someone to show you how to use google. It’s really not that hard.

Kate on

who the hell r these people?

Melissa on

Thats a goodlooking family. The baby is adorable!

Mrs JP on

Too cute and how fun!!!!

@ Kate who said (who the hell are these people, the gal is an actress you idiot, if you bothered to have watched TV!!

Cyndi R. on

What a Awesome Birthday Bash for your lil Adorable boy !!! Im sure you will all Love your time in Hawaii !!! Thanks for sharing your son’s Big Day with us all !

HateToSayItBut... on

I have to admit, while the birthday boy is incredibly cute and sweet, this blog sounds more like a publicity push for the mother than anything else. Hate to sound rude, but while reading this blog I learned more about the mother’s “talents” than about her cute son’s reactions to his own birthday bash.