Monday, July 14, 2014

Andie's 1st Birthday Party

I realize I am TWO months late in posting about Andie's first birthday party, but it was such a special day, I have to make sure I share.  When planning it, I wanted something fun, simple, and surrounded by the people who love Andie.  Many of our family and close friends came and we were so happy to have them here.  Andie wasn't exactly a fan of the singing and all the attention being on her, but it's her birthday... she can cry if she wants to, right!?

For her party, we decorated our garage and set up tables.  It was really pretty weather outside, and it worked perfectly because Pinkberry, Andie's favorite frozen yogurt, catered the dessert.  We did sliders, chicken, sandwiches, and a variety of appetizers for food.  I didn't cook a single thing myself - but it was simple and worked well.

I had a time capsule set up for Andie.  Our friends and family wrote a card to her, and I will give them to her to open on her 21st Birthday.  I also had everyone sign a canvas that I had put her footprints on so she could remember who was at her first birthday.

I ordered her personalized "Andie" onsie from Leah at Simply Made with Love, and her birthday bib and hat from Dainty Couture on Etsy.  All of the decorations were found online at a discount party store, and the balloons were from Party City.  The flowers were from Costco, and the banners my friend Lynsey helped me make.  I really enjoyed planning and decorating.  We ordered her first birthday invites from Tiny Prints (they have the cutest selection of invites)!

Thank you so much to my neighbor, Carol, who took all of these pictures.  I was so bad and didn't take a single one! I am also waiting for more to come from a friend of ours who took several of Andie with different family members.


It was such a fun day.  We love our little one year old!  She is so blessed to have so many special family and friends in her life.

9 comments:

Lauren said...

what a sweet party them! Poor baby girl was NOT a fan of being center of the attention!

Acsa Harper said...

What a sweet birthday party!!
I never thought about decorating the garage before for a get together!! genius! :)

Carolyn said...

Such a cute party!! :)

Allison said...

This is so precious, despite Andie's adorable tears. The cake was amazing, Andie couldn't be cuter, and your family photo is absolutely perfect! I can't believe how much she's growing :)

Jodi said...

Looks like such a great day. Andie is so cute. I can't get over the photo of her crying w/ her cake! Too funny!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

What a beautiful birthday party my friend - and that precious crying face... x

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

Beautiful party and so detailed! I love it!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I think it looks wonderful! That cake was too pretty!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

My baby just turned 1, such a big birthday! Looks like you had fun!