Sunday, January 17, 2016

Evelyn's First Birthday

My tiny love is one! I can hardly believe it. It feels like she was just born - oh how time flies.

I know first birthday parties are more for the parents, and let's be totally honest, mostly for momma. I really had so much fun planning her "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" party. I arrived at that theme because I didn't want anything "character themed" -- I know that we will have many of those in the future. And I didn't want anything too pink/frilly. I know it is "in" right now, but it's so fun - so we jumped on board!

My two brothers and my parents came down -- it was such a treat to have everyone together. I know it was a huge investment on their parts to come down, and I really can't thank them enough. My heart was so full the entire weekend of craziness. [We did Mock-giving on Friday, Evie's birthday on Saturday, and then Ella's birthday on Sunday.]

Two of Josh's sisters were able to join us as well as two of his Aunts and Uncles. So special to be surrounded by family.

I made all the decorations in advance, but thanks to my Sister-in-law for hanging them all.


I made the star garland -- I used a star-shaped punch and then just sewed them all together with gold thread. This was my first time sewing paper, but it was easy! 


Thanks to my sweet friend Jenn for making these for me -- definitely made the prep easier! 
Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting and star candies. 
I made Evie's tutu, headband, and sandals -- I bought her shirt on Etsy. 
Not a great photo -- but the back of her outfit. 

Ella & my mom

Ella wanted her nails painted gold for the party. 

opening gifts, and apparently winking at people? 
The cake! 

Party Favors. Star wands with glow stick handles. 

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