First: our birthday girl
But let's get to the party. I decided on a Winter ONEderland because, why not. It's winter and she is one.
First, the invite that went out: I worked with Wendy at Green Beansie to create an invite and a few other items. This was not the first party I have worked with Wendy on, but the first one
Welcome. I ordered 30 balloons. 10 of each color. The stairs, mailbox and walkway all got them. I tied the ones in the grass to golf tees. It was fun and colorful and there was no question where the party was! For whatever reason they popped frequently?!
The wreath I made for the door: Blue and white glitter tuelle. It was a mess. I can't believe there is any glitter left on the tuelle. I painted the snowflakes with the pink leftover from her room. I sprinkled glitter that fell off the tuelle on them and then coated with some clear acrylic spray paint hoping to keep the glitter on them.
One of her proud big brothers wanted to help with the decorating as well
So glad these ladies were here to help me! The birthday girls Grandma and her Aunt Kelly!
I made 2 banners from felt snowflake ornaments. The one on the mirror (above the cake table) spells out her name and the highchair says "ONE". They were so cute up close, even though you could hardly read them, silver letter stickers were not the best choice. They took a bit of work, especially since I coated them in glitter too! Oh well. It wasn't a total fail since they were cute and added a little more punch of glitter & snowflakes....just partial, since you couldn't read them! On several tables were sticks the boys and I collected in the yard and spray painted silver. We hung glitter (of course!) snowflakes from them. Snowflakes also hung from the stairwell and chandelier in the dining room.
curtain fabric, a dress before it was hemmed, etc)
Adams Blankie was great to work with. She has such pretty pieces (for girls AND boys!!), you have to check her out!
After an hour or so, it was cake time!
Pictures with mom and dad
We've had quite the year and Little Miss helped us in many ways. She was a nice distraction, and a reminder that our future was bright and we had to keep going. Happy Birthday Little Miss, you've changed our life!