Sunday, October 14, 2012

Party like you're one year old!

We had so much fun this weekend!  We got to go to Alaina's first birthday party.  Her birthday is actually Wednesday, but Laura and Aaron had her party on Saturday.  I've got lots of pictures to share.  :)

We got this cute invitation in the mail. 

Laura had the picnic building decorated so cute!

The food table said someone was turning one!

The swag hanging behind the tables had 12 pictures of Alaina - one of each month of her life.

Aaron drilled out all these little pumpkins and apples, so tea lights could be set in them.

A drink and snack station

 This is made of terra cotta pots and trays.  The little kiss acorns were adorable!

The books Laura has done of Alaina were fun to look at.

The napkins and silverware were decked out in the woodlands animal theme.

Laura made this cute cake. I love the little animals.

This note was set at each table setting.

We had a yummy meal together, then played Family Feud.  Our side didn't do too well at the game, but we had fun.

Alaina had fun riding around on her little giraffe.

She got to open some presents that included this toy and the fun frog hat!

We sung her happy birthday:
but she was more interested in the E on the cake

which she did get, and seemed to enjoy.
(Laura made her shirt too - it has the same little animals on it)

Then it was time to eat cake:
She started off by just rubbing it...

"Hmm, this is pretty good!"

And ended up looking like this!

We got to go home with a goody box.
We had a great time, celebrating her first year of life!


Maple Lane said...

I think I lost my comment. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Alaina. She is beautiful. The decorations are unique and perfect for this time of the year. Those goodies look delicious.

Nancy Wolbers said...

What a special party for a special little girl. Laura went all out to make it so fancy.

ancient one said...

A perfect party for your perfect little Alaina !!

Dena said...

happy happy birthday beautiful! what an awesome party! LOVE IT!!

Karin said...

Oh, what a perfect memory post you made! Your grandangel is adorable! And such a fun party, absolutely wonderful down to the last detail!

May the year ahead bring even more joys and blessings! said...

That looks like a pretty awesome party!! Love the setup.

Lauren Davenport said...

What a lovely celebration of a precious life.

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow she looks like one totally loved little girl! All that hard work that went into her party, I'm so impressed. Everything looked wonderful. :)

Sylvia said...

WOW - Laura must have spent so many hours putting that together. Her creativity is beyond me. Looks like a really fun time for all of you to get together and celebrate that dear little girl's birthday.

Beth said...

Wow! Laura is quite talented! And thoughtful! Terrific everything! And Alaina is a cuties as always.

Connie said...

Where did the year go? Looks like you all had a great time. Your daughter is very creative.

LuAnn said...

WOW a year already. What a great looking party. Fun decorations and food.

Momma Roar said...

I can't believe it is been a year. What a wonderful party and what sweet decorations! So much planning - I love her creativeness. I especially love the invites - and the "just bring hugs and hungry bellies!"

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

WOW! What a wonderful party. Clearly lots of preparation and love went into it! (And a lot of time on Pinterest, I bet!)

Happy Birthday, Alaina!!!

Karen said...

What a great party! I LOVE the cake. It's hard to believe your little one is already one year old.

Betty WSch. said...

Happy birthday to sweet adorable Alaina!! She is just so precious and it looks like she had a great party.

Mari said...

woah woah woah!!! Your daughter is way too crafty! It's beyond intimidating! So much work! But how nice for all of you to enjoy! Can't believe it's been a year already!

Kalli said...

So cute! I love the decorations! she went all out!

Musicaljean said...

I too am amazed at all the work and creativity that Laura and Aaron put into this party! She could work as a party planner - maybe she already does. Yes, Alaina is a well-loved and blessed child. How quickly a year has gone by!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Laura made that cake? I'm speechless! Except to say, Happy First Birthday, Alaina!