Wednesday, March 7, 2012

First Birthday Party


Last weekend we had a play date with a friend of mine and her almost 1 year old daughter. We will be missing the first birthday party itself (we will be cramming in some end-of-season skiing), so we decided to celebrate a little at our house.

Then "a little" turned into "a lot". We made cupcakes.

Remember that scene in Sixteen Candles when Jake doesn't cover the blender and smoothie goes everywhere? How Sam takes him to the laundry room? Sigh. I'll just give you a minute to remember how amazing movies were in the eighties....

So, yeah, we had a re-enactment of that scene in my house when we were making our cupcakes. Except that Jake was my two year old son who turned the mixer up too high, and instead of Sam looking doe-eyed at him, my daughter started screaming from the batter that covered her. Sigh. Right about now all of your whose kids are grown are smiling remembering how happy a time that was and yet so happy that you aren't in the trenches now, I know.

After clothes had been changed and counters cleared we didn't have enough batter left for the ombre cake I had been planning on (like this), so we changed course and went with rainbow cupcakes instead. Mostly pink, since there were more girls than boys.





And styled the table. This is my first ever tablescape. Seriously. I thought the tutu under the cake plate was geniuns, but that's just me.



The birthday girl.


Pink cupcake, pink candle, every little girl's dream.


And then because it was a birthday, my kids decided this was in order.


Yes, that's a bounce house in our very own backyard. We bought it (and here I mean my mother-in-law bought it) for our daughter's third birthday and we used it a ton in our tiny bungalow with the concrete backyard that we lived in before we moved here. Much better to bounce over grass, let me tell you. We are also down to about $5 per use, so it has really paid off well. You can find the link here. Spring is right around the corner, it's time to bounce!


Today is my sister's birthday. Happy Birthday Jen!



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I link to these awesome parties:
Sunday: I Heart NaptimeNifty Thrifty ThingsInspired HoneybeeNest for Less Monday:Between Naps on the PorchSumo's Sweet StuffThrifty Decor ChickAlderberry HillDebbie Doo'sHome Stories A to ZHome Savvy AtoZ , Delectable Home Tuesday: Coastal CharmTip JunkieMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaCarolyn's HomeworkMade in a DayOur Delightful HomeA Bowl Full of LemonsGet Your Craft OnKurtz Corner Wednesday: Savvy Southern StyleMommy SolutionsPower of PaintNewlyweds Recipe LinkyIt's OverflowingSouthern Lovely Thursday: The Shabby Creek CottageMade in a DayHouse of Hepworthsthe 36th Avenue , Bloggeritaville Craft, Scrappy, Happy52 MantelsFriday: Serenity NowTatertots and JelloThe Shabby NestThirty Handmade DaysAddicted 2 DecoratingFunky Junk InteriorsFinancial FridayFurniture FridayAt the Picket FenceThe Rooster and the Hen

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16 comments:

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

Looks like y'all had fun. I don't even need kids to make a mess like that in my kitchen. Haha! That bounce house would take up our entire front yard plus part of the drive way. You are going to enjoy having a yard to play in so much.

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

Fun!! I think your tutu cake plate is brilliant! :)

Holly said...

Really sweet! And, what a cutie pie!

reFresh reStyle said...

What cutie, looks like she had a great party!
Debbie

Margot said...

What a cute birthday girl :) Thanks for helping kick off the celebrating. xoxox

momto8 said...

looks perfect! what a beautiful tablescape too!

Katie said...

Very cute and sweet! Stopping by from transformation thursday!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I think the tutu under the cake plate is genius too! And now I want a cupcake. :)
Karah

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

What a lucky little girl! My little guy's first birthday is on the 26th.. which is the week we're supposed to move in to the new house. I have NO idea what I'm going to do!

Jelli said...

Like the tulle!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

What a sweetie pie! Looks like the party was awesome, I found you at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Me

Tisha said...

So cute! Thanks for the movie memories. I love the tu-tu too (too many 2s?). Looks like your little sweetie had a great time! Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a cute party and what an adorable birthday girl! Your friend is so lucky to have a friend like you! You can never go wrong with a bouncy..it's one of the best kids big toys ever! Angie xo

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Happy birthday to the little Qt pie =) Looks like a fun day!

Shelia said...

What a little doll and I'm sure the party was a success.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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