Bella's 1st Birthday Party

My baby girl's 1st birthday was this weekend.  Originally I wasn't going to throw a party because I did want to cook.  Well, after a talk with some girlfriends I jumped into party planning with two feet!

So here we go on the journey of party decor, sweets, and of course, my sweet Bella eating cake!

Greeting guests at the door is a pink and burlap wreath, with a cupcake covered B of course!

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These are my goodie bags, don't mind the grease spots!  I didn't know that animal cookies did that to paper bags.  But everyone loved them, they said their kids were pumped about finding yummy animal crackers in their bag!

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For each birthday party I have a frame with a mat.  I then place a photo from their birthday shoot in the mat and they are surrounded by signatures from people that came to the party.  I love that folks can leave a sweet note she can read years from now.

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This is the full table that greeted guests by the door.

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Of course, we need to get on to the food.  Cupcakes!
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I finally purchased this drink canister at my son's last birthday.  I think it was around $40 from Bed Bath and Beyond and totally worth it.  I used the same punch from my son's birthday.  My SIL told me about this Fresca/Pineapple juice/Country Time Lemonade mix and it pairs PERFECTLY with Rum and vodka.  Oh yes, we break out the Mama/Daddy additives at our parties!  Don't worry, we place them behind the canister and only the adults can reach!

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Check out the serving table!

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I saw some heart shaped cookies on Martha Stewart's magazine I got in the mail and decided to take it one step further.  Cake bites!  I made thin cakes and cut them out into shapes and put them together with homemade buttercream icing.

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The serving table was under these poms and floating photos I hung with fishing line.

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Pale pink roses and babies breath were the perfect flowers for the party, because you have to have flowers!

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These kabobs are strawberries, marshmallows, and bananas drizzled with chocolate.  OMG these were so good!  I couldn't get enough!  But I also had funfetti dip with fruit and cookies to dip.  Of course I had to have something salty with this table of sweets so I added some pretzels that were dipped in chocolate and white chocolate and covered in crushed M&M's.

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R helped me and the birthday girl open presents.  He loved it!

Me and my sweet B right before her cake attack!

Sweet B's birthday outfit.

Sweet girl and her homemade hat I made!  Did you know when you put mod podge on scrapbook paper that it like laminates it?  With some fluff and a puff on top it was perfect attached to a headband.

She was pretty proud of herself  and all her cake eating!


  1. Looks like you did a great job :)

  2. So precious! I love the fruit kabobs too! Its been a birthday week here at our house too - my youngest turned two and MY Isabella turns 4 in two weeks! :) Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's Humble Brag link party!)


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