I probably should discuss the fact that we had a wonderfully successful and super cute Birthday Party for my little chickies. We almost didn’t have one, because it’s not like they’ll remember it or anything. But my friend Nicole pleaded with me that it will be so fun and adorable. And she’s very persuasive!
I LOVE to entertain, but party planning? It makes me break out in hives. I get really anxious with all the little details to remember and have in place. And when you live 30 minutes from civilization, you need to have your ducks in a row. There’s no last-minute trips to the store to buy plastic forks or frosting.
My sister, Anna came out to the homestead that day and helped me set everything up. The location we chose, under one of our Soft Maple trees, was charming like a canopy and all… but the lighting for pictures left something to be desired.
Note to self: plan your parties in such a way that the sun isn’t behind the subject, acting as a backdrop.
I’m sort of distraught that you can’t see how super cute this all was, but I’ll share pics anyway! It’s hard to see in the photos above, but I made these sweet little doily/fabric things that we hung from the tree in various places with fishing wire. This was a Pinterest project found here.
Nick helped me DIY these cupcake stands, using cheapo plastic plates and platters from the dollar store. I just primed and painted, and we glued them together!
The cupcakes were just from a box mix. And the frosting I made from scratch. BEST FROSTING EVER. I should post the recipe on here one of these days. (UPDATE! I posted it in the comment section!)
I also have a little 3-tier bowl thing that I decided to make doily bowls to use with. This might have been my favorite element at the party!
The base got primed and painted orange…. LOVE.
My sister and I whipped up some tissue paper poofs to hang over the main table.
I set out a little photo album with all 50 photos from their Weekly Photoshoots in the orange chair. It’s so fun to flip through to see how they’ve grown, and how their personalities have developed.
The girls got another opportunity to wear the adorable lacy rompers that we bought for their photoshoot with Molly Long!
The weather was finallllllly PERFECT! Even if it was just for that one day!
We had our closest friends and family celebrate with us… a celebration of one full year of pure joy with our two little blessings.