Well, baby relish turned 1 (whelp). She also started walking last week, just in time for her birthday (double whelp). I will miss my sweet baby but I am super excited to have another toddler in the house! For her first birthday, we decided to have a library theme party and suggested everyone to bring a book instead of a toy.
I made the invites look like old library checkout cards and did the print and cut feature on my Silhouette. I added a little pocket size picture to each invite, because who doesnt like a picture with an invite?
I also made all of the decorations using my Silhouette. I found some book images off the internet and just loaded them onto my Silhouette software and cut around them. I also did this for the cupcake toppers. I decided on simple vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting. We did cater the food from chick-fil-a, because what kid (or adult) doesn't like chick-fil-a?
We got baby relish a new book case to replace her changing table in her room. We put it at the entrance to display her pictures, her birthday book, party hats, and favors. All the picture frames are from Hobby Lobby.
For the party favor, I bought some books off the scholastic flyer from little relish's preschool. They were $1 each. I then made up some "book worm" candy bags and attached using some washi tape. I also made a little bookmark and a personalized "This book belongs to" label for the inside. I designed and purchased baby relish's baby book from Shutterfly (top left). This is an adorable story about woodland creatures welcoming a new baby. All I had to do was change the name and add pictures of Harper then added a few extra pages at the end to put additional pictures. I had everyone sign her book that came to the party. I usually order two copies, one for me to keep safe and then one for the girls to have. That way if it gets a little "well used" -- that's okay with me! Little relish loves looking at her birthday books so I hope Harper does, too.
For the activity, we did a circle/story time and I read them a few books, including the one they were going to take home and then we sang a few songs. Harper wasn't too thrilled with wearing a hat (or bow) so I quickly snapped this picture then took it off. Other than her little cold, she had a great first birthday.
Thanks to everyone that came to celebrate!