As you very well may know, Nicolette turned one on July 5th. Since that was a Friday and I wanted her party to be a family party with mommies, babies AND their daddies we decided to host her party on Saturday, July 6th. At first I told myself that I would not succumb to Pinterest Pressure but I just couldn't help myself. My husband thought (and still thinks) that I am a total nut job for putting so much time and energy into this party but he knew what he was getting into when he married me. I have ALWAYS been one to get excited about throwing a party - just ask my parents about the 12th birthday party I threw for myself...without their permission...or letting them know that I had sent out "custom" invitations for (custom meaning I handwrote them myself - each friend getting a different colored invite).
Determining a theme was the easy part...ever since I found out I was pregnant I've sung "You Are My Sunshine" to Nicolette. I still sing it to her before almost every nap and at bedtime so I decided that would be the theme. I found a cake design that I absolutely loved and basically designed the whole party around that.
I worked with Inspired Trading Co on etsy to design the invitations and I just loved the way they turned out. I worked with Hailey at http://www.etsy.com/shop/InspiredTradingCo and she was so helpful with adjusting the colors so that it fit the palette that I had in mind for the party. Although the theme was "You Are My Sunshine" I didn't want to go totally cheesy, smiley, sunshiney faces all over the invite. (not that there is ANYTHING wrong with that)
|Back - contact info is removed, that's why it's blurry|
|Most adorable little smash cake|
|High Chair Fabric Garland|
|"I am 1!" Banner|
|Proper Party Hat|
|Tissue Pom Poms and Streamer Curtain|
|Menu sign on leftover paper in a frame that hangs in N's nursery|
|Trail Mix in Pink Paper Cups|
|Happy girl was dancing to the music waiting for the party to start!|
|"Where's this cake everyone keeps talking about?"|
|What you didn't see: the reason that I have a death |
grip on Nicolette's arm while simultaneously blowing
out the candle is because right at the very end of
"Happy Birthday" she reached her sweet little fingers
out to grab THE FLAME!
|with Gramma G|
|She was happier eating with her fork|
|Eating Cake is Serious Business.|
|Love these sweet little messy hands|
|Smash cake success!|
|Time to clean up! Notice the hat is STILL on!|