Monday, August 17, 2009

Amelia's 1st Birthday Party!

We had Amelia's 1st Birthday party on August 15th. A little early, but we wanted to have it when Aunt Kimmy was in town.

Overall, the party was a huge success! We had a rough start though. Amelia got up from her nap (only about 40 minutes) and would have gone back down, but I forced her into her party dress. She was already cranky, and then when I brought her out to a room full of people, she had a MAJOR MELTDOWN! Eventually she got warmed up to everyone and had fun playing with her friends.

We had a friend of mine, Trisha, take pics of the party so we didn't have to worry about missing anything. It'll be a little while until we have the pictures, so here are some that my parents took for now. Of course I'll post again with Trisha's pictures when I get them!

Invite designed by mammakins on etsy

Dessert table - cupcakes made by my mom & sister (thanks!), Amelia's cake made by me (Allergen-free cake by Cherrybrook Kitchen, available at Whole Foods)

I found these wall stickers at Babies R Us that matched our theme. We're putting them up in Amelia's room now that the party is over.

Party hat I made

Aunt Kimmy decorated Amelia's highchair - DIVALICIOUS!

My attempt at Cake Pops a la Bakerella. Mistake #1 - using Amelia's allergen-free cake that has no butter or milk. Mistake # 2 - using too much allergen-free icing. They were a little gooey, but Kim & I get an "A" for effort!
The car Alex & I gave Amelia
Learning House from my parents and Aunt Marilyn

Some of the party people

Playing house - isn't it a bit early for that?

Sean, Kim, Jennifer & baby Greta

Ready for her cake, hating the hat

Gooey icing
But it taste so yummy!!!

Look at my messy birthday girl!

So cute, but she so got a bath right after this!
Thank you to everyone who shared this special day with us!


Trisha said...

Feel free to post the slideshow or "steal" any pictures from the slide-show! :) (After the slideshow is done, there is a way to "steal" them by right clicking and "save as".) :)

Trisha said...

P.S. Thank you for inviting me!! :) I had so much fun, and like I said, it was so good FINALLY getting to meet you in person! :)


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