Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Emma's First Birthday Party!

I have been wanting to document Emma's birthday party for weeks now, but as usual, time got away from me.  So, exactly one month later, here it is!

It all started with "Uncle Jay" saying that we needed a theme.  He said that since we went all out for Addy's Winter "One"-derland party, it would be fun to do the same thing for Emma.  Tina suggested something dainty, since our mini lady was so small, immobile, dainty at the time.  (She has since started crawling and climbing, and has been going through a MAJOR growth spurt.  AKA, she seems to be eating at all times.  Not so much a dainty lady any more ;)  But I digress.)

So with the dainty idea in mind, and the fact that we had just moved here from NC, Jay came downstairs one morning and suggested a theme of:  "Lace and Southern Grace".  It was perfect!

I immediately got started on finding some cute invitations.  And cute they were!

Here is the front.  Tina (of course) took the pictures and then I ordered the invite design on Etsy.  They were just awesome!  I loved the mason jars of lemonade and the details like lace in the background, Emma's name on the straw, and the number 1 on the bunting.  Loved them!!!

Here is the back of the invite.  Since the invite colors were yellow and light pink, I went with that as the party color scheme.

We ordered the cake from this amazing bakery in Camp Hill, The Couture Cakery.  Tina sent the owner a picture of the birthday invite and she came up with this awesome design for the cake!  I could NOT believe how gorgeous it was!

And coincidentally, she used the EXACT same straws that I ordered for the mason jars!

Tina and I decorated the mason jars.

I made some lemonade as the signature drink.

 To stick with the southern theme, I had to have some sweet tea too :)

The table scape :)

Emma's smash cake!

Some treats :)

The mantel.  I strung up Emma's monthly photos on the bunting.  No, I did not take weekly photos of her as I did with Addy.  That was all fun and games for the first few months, but once babies become mobile, forget it!  Monthly photos were much more manageable :)

Mommy and Daddy with the birthday girl!

Our littlest princess :)

Having fun with her great-grandparents :)

Emma got her own mason jar of some (very watered down) lemonade!

Mike drilled a hole in the lid of the jar so that we could stick a straw in and she wouldn't spill it :)

Our attempt at a family photo ;)

Present time!

Love, love, love this shot of Emma and Santino.

Bring on the cake!

Just as he did for Addy's first birthday, Uncle Jay snagged a video :)



"Woo hoo!  I'm one!"

Love those chubby baby fingers!

Happy girl!

These bloomers were so perfect.  I have called Emma my "sweet one" for months, so when I found these bloomers I had to order them :)

Post nap outfit change... and our birthday girl was as cheerful as ever!

Emma's first birthday party was an absolute blast!  We were very grateful that so many family members were able to come and celebrate with us.  I just wish I had thought to take a group photo.  Our little Emma is incredibly lucky to have so many people in her life that just love her to pieces.  She's a very happy girl and she brings the smiles out of everyone she meets.  So we all are also very lucky to have her!  Happy first birthday Emma Jane!  We love you to pieces!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday Emmy! Can't believe she is a toddler now!