The party finally happened! I was prepping for months and it was lovely. C and the guests had a good time. No food ran out and there was little extra (except soda, dear lord, so much!). Everything looked as good as it could and C loved looking at the pictures of herself around the house … a lot. Are all babies this level of narcissist?
So, here are the pictures …
Animals in party hats (yes, animals with a capital A).
The decorations, including the animals in hats and my normal Christmas stuff. One of the main decorations was photographs of my daughter through the last year: First Holidays, How She Grows, Many a First, Funny Baby, and Glamor Shots. I haven’t been able to take them down. She loves them and so do her father and I 🙂 For the wreath, my inspirations et al are here. The arrangement used inspirations from near everywhere and I actually did not use a base model. Very odd for me
More decorations and the party! My two main “Pinterest-y” things: a hot chocolate bar and “mushrooms” made of half a cherry tomato and a bit of mozzarella. Both were huge hits. Yay Pinterest! The banner was inspired by a class I taught at Michaels back in October. It was a free class and I helped a woman adjust it to her needs, so it was even easier to adjust to mine.
While not really crafty, how can I not the first cupcake pictures? I guess it was a little crafty, since I found the chocolate buttercream frosting recipe on Pinterest. She loves chocolate, hence licking of the tray (she hadn’t done that before).
It was a lovely party, I’m happy it went well, and I do not want to do that for at least another year.
Here is a list of supplies and where I bought/found them:
Animals in Party Hats: Beanie Boos/Babies from Michaels and Diddams; ornament/pinecone/rough animals from Cost Plus-World Market; felt and pompoms for the hats from Michaels. Photo titles: stickers from Michaels, paper from Stampin’ Up. Large 1 arrangement supplies from Michaels (old vase covered in ribbon, Christmas stems, wood 1 painted in Martha Stewart Acrylic True Gold, floral foam). Banner: paper from Stampin’ Up, stickers and jute from Michaels. Felt crown: felt and pearls from Michaels, headband from my collection of unused headbands.