So, this is about a month late, but here are the photos from Chloe's 1st Birthday Party.
We celebrating with friends and family. Family came in from Oregon and Arizona to help celebrate with us! We were blessed with Beautiful weather (about 80 degrees that day) and were lucky enough to have a great birthday at the park.
Chloe had a special outfit made by yours truly and her Memaw. We made a pink skirt with a yellow and blue flower on the side, and then we cut out a "1" and sewed it to her onsie. She wore rainbow striped leggies and her favorite bright yellow shoes. I tried making her a hate, but she hates anything on her head right now.
We used Birthday Parade print outs from Hostess with the Mostess. She provided beautiful and fun (and FREE) PDF of colorful circus animals. We used the color scheme from these printables to create the rest of the birthday party. We created yarn poms, felt pennant flags, tissue poms and put up streamers.
We pretty much handmade everything. Including all the yummy snacks. I made her smoosh cake, complete with neon rainbow colored cake :) We made the cupcakes, the chocolate dipped marshmallows and cookies, fruit with the Schmitz family's famous special fruit dip. We decided to keep the food light with just desserts and snacks. I even found this great circus cricut cartridge to cut out all the cupcake toppers
Chloe was very apprehensive with her cake. I think she was still in shock from everyone singing happy birthday to her. (she had a "doe in the headlights" kind of look when we all were singing).
|She didn't get as messy as we thought she would|
We were so blessed to have so many family and friends come to celebrate with us. Chloe also received some amazing gifts and she was so excited about them all!
|Chloe loves her Grams|
|you can see the neon pink and turquoise cake I made.|
|Chloe LOVES to read!|
|My Grandma and James' Mom|
|All the cousins together on James' side|
|we put mustaches in all the goodie bags for the kids.|
|Chloe really started to understand how to "open" her gifts.|
All in All it was a great time with family and friends, celebrating the little girl who means the most to me. She had a blast and so did we. Thank you again for everyone coming out from all over to celebrate with us! We love you all!