Thursday, January 9, 2014

Mia's 1st birthday party {pt2}

Our birthday diva :)
I forgot to take more pictures of the decor :( and yes, there was more food than this!
I can't believe the one picture I have of the 3 of us at Mia's party is the one of Eric being a total stinker!! I must have accidentally deleted the good one, UGH!!
Hello? :)
Mia's dress c/o Jaclyn (Jaclynu@matildajaneclothing.com) of Matilda Jane Clothing
Banner c/o Simply Scissors

Mia's birthday party was SO fun! We just kept it close (immediate family) and simple. My stress level was already through the roof over the fact that my baby was turning one (time went too fast!) so I wanted her party to be light and fun! And I think I totally achieved that!
We had tons of good food and everything I made turned out perfect (phew!) We served potato soup, rolls, fruits, veggies, cheese log and crackers, cookies, peppermint bark, cupcakes, etc. There was no shortage of junk ;) Simply Scissors made an "I am 1" banner (side note: When I pulled out the banner I totally thought she mixed up the letters of Mia's name on accident. Eric is the one that pointed out that it actually made sense... ha ha! If her name had been anything other than Mia.... proof that my brain was NOT functioning with the idea of Mia turning one!) heart garland and cake toppers! I forgot to take more pictures at Mia's party but you can see how darling they are from Mia's cake smash shoot (cutest cake smash EVER)! I made tissue poms (way more time consuming than I expected, but they are cute!) and that was it for decor. Simple but cute :) 
After lunch and cupcakes (and an outfit change because there was chocolate cake everywhere) Mia opened presents! She was a little better at ripping open each package :) She got a little overwhelmed with gifts at one point and just wanted to play with her toys and show them off to everyone! But we made it through the gifts and Mia loved playing with her new toys and everyone that came! She STILL loves all of her birthday gifts, everyone was spot on with picking her presents :)
We are so grateful to our families for helping us celebrate this special birthday. Mia is so loved!! My one regret is that I didn't take more pictures (and better pictures) of everyone that came. I was totally overwhelmed... I mean.... I didn't even get a good picture of Eric, me and Mia (UGH!) ha ha! Other than that? Mia's birthday celebration was a total success!  

24 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

Everything looked perfect! I knew that was a Matilda Jane outfit! As far as pictures, I'm lucky because my Mom and Dad both love to take pictures as much as I do so between 3 cameras we had a ton. It really takes a lot of effort and forward thinking to get good ones.
People find it annoying at the time, but in the long run you've captured the moment and there's a snapshot in time forever.

Kimberly said...

You did so much better than I did for Olivia!! We gave her one gift and didn't even wrap it. And I gave her a cupcake to smash. I'm hoping to do something a little more fun for Axel, but his birthday is in like a week and I don't have anything planned -- yet!

~Dawn~ said...

Such a cute diva party! She looks so happy! :)

Julie said...

Such a cute birthday! So glad she had fun :)

Pamela said...

SUCH A HAPPY ONE YEAR OLD! Love her little cupcake topper!! Sooo cute!!!

P!nky said...

Adorable, just adorable. What a beautiful party, full of love and laughter. Glad you didn't stress yourself out, that's just not important.

Your family picture is too cute!

Kara said...

What a fun day for you three! Even if Eric is being a stinker, it's still a precious picture. :)

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said...

Mia eating her cake is my favorite picture, how cute!! Love the cupcake

Cara said...

TOTAL bliss enjoying that cupcake! Very cute!

hello erin said...

AH! Such a fun party!! i LOVE IT. and i love mia enjoying that cupcake. seriously the CUTEST!! happy ONE MIA!!!

Linzi Scarsella said...

Sooo cute, girls birthdays are the best! She looked so stinking cute with that cupcake! The pic of you 3 is great, btw!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

What a fun party, love your little diva!!!

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Nicole@mamashiptips said...

LOOKS LIKE MIA HAD A GREAT TIME

Tammy Jo said...

Looks like a wonderful first birthday!!!

Life with J and J said...

The party turned out absolutely beautiful. I am sure Mia will look back at these pictures someday and smile. Congratulations!

Courtney Sweet said...

Cutest cupcake eater in the land!!! Seriously, adorable! I'm glad you had fun, I'm glad she had fun! Love it.

Mrs.B said...

So cute! What a great first birthday!

Tara said...

Love how she dug into the cupcake! She knows what's good :)

Allyssa said...

I'm glad you decided to do a light and fun party. I know so many people who stress out over their kids' birthday party, and it's totally not worth it. They'll never remember it anyways! haha! I think the party is more for the parents at that age than the kids. She looks like she had so much fun, though! :) She looks adorable!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Looks like her birthday was great in its entirety!!

Lauren said...

so cute! we kept Elyse's first birthday with just immediate family too and it was still so STRESSFUL! and don't feel bad about a family pic--we don't even have a picture of the three of us together from her first birthday!

Traci@TheHallway said...

Looks like a perfect day! Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl!!!!

Janna Renee said...

I can't believe she's one! I feel like she just popped out of your tummy. Stop letting her grow up!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That cupcake photo is priceless! Love it! Happy Birthday Mia!

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