Hats for All
This past weekend, we had a small 1st birthday party for Grace. In a rare occurrence, I decided to get crafty and I made a ton of birthday hats for Grace’s stuffed animals. Grace loves stuffed animals so I wanted to incorporate them into her party but keep the cheesiness factor as low as possible.
I put together a little dessert bar…
There were also bags of cookies as party favors on the table but I forgot to snag a pic of them. Next to the dining room is the living room and that mantle had two bulletin boards filled with actual, real deal, touchable, not on a computer, printed photos of our birthday girl.
Our back yard is where most of the party took place and where the true hearty food was plopped down for people to graze throughout the day. The animal theme continued there and these gents had on their birthday hats as well (I used cupcake wrappers for them).
There was more food than that but I took the photo before we laid out most of the food.
Most importantly, Grace had a blast. She wore a hat all of her own for the cake cutting. Speaking of the cake, there was a little snafu; we plopped Grace down next to a heaping slice of cake and gathered everyone around for “Happy Birthday” and then we realized that we didn’t have a candle in it so Graham ran into the house and got one. He returned only to realize we didn’t have a lighter so he ran back to get a match. All the while, poor Grace, was sitting there staring at her cake, licking her lips, while I held her hands back, not allowing her to take a bite until the momentous candle blow out.
She survived the long wait and then we set about stuffing cake into her face for her since she was luke warm about the whole experience anyway.
Although it may not look it in the photo below, her big sis was thrilled to have Grace’s party since she has taken over 100% of the gifts. There was absolutely no jealousy just minimal understanding that it was Grace’s birthday. And that is the beauty of having a two and a half year old…
With that celebration under our belt, we officially have a one and a two year old. Now on to the next birthday party today – my wonderful, beautiful, talented, sister in law, Lindsay!
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