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!!
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!