Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winter One-derland!

We had a Winter One-derland party to celebrate Audrey's 1st Birthday and I was really happy with the way everything turned out! We had a fairly small family party for her, but if you know me, you know the details were still important to me!

 The invitations I made. 
(With my address, phone number and email blurred out for internet purposes.)
Snowflake sugar cookies I made and decorated for favors.
 Cupcakes with homemade pink buttercream and royal icing snowflakes.
 Audrey's snowflake smash cake.
 Snowflake decorated highchair
 Paper snowflakes hanging from the ceiling
 and the light fixtures.
 Photo collage on display with the cupcakes, smash cake and cookies.
 Pulling bows off the presents before the party even starts.
There are little silver snowflakes on her dress too!

 Audrey's new princess car from Mommy & Daddy!

 Cake time!
 Testing it out.
 Feeling it in her fingers.

Audrey mostly got money for her education fund as gifts, which I was happy about because she got so many toys for Christmas. I'm worried about making her birthday special for her, being so close to Christmas, as she gets older though.

Do any of you have a birthday or a child's birthday close to Christmas? What did your parents and do you do to make the birthday special? I'll take any suggestions! I've heard that some people celebrate their half birthday in the summer instead. I like that idea, but I would feel like I needed to do something on her real birthday too. What do you think?

Monday, January 2, 2012


Christmas was awesome for us this year! It was Audrey's first Christmas, as well as her cousin Blake's! We had so much fun and the house was filled with Christmas spirit, magic and wonder! Words can't describe how full of joy I felt watching her with the lights and decorations, wrapping paper and presents. So instead, I'll just leave you with some of my favorite photos!