A Long Time Coming
Call me crazy but I started planning Ellie’s 1st birthday party as soon as I found out I was having her! That’s right, we hadn’t even picked her name yet when I decided to have an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party.
After my ultrasound we went to the local mall and I was drawn towards everything girly. I found this cute kid size baking set and was dreaming about baking with my little girl when these great muffin cups caught my attention. They were red with white polka dots and I immediately started having visions of a queen of hearts/alice tea party for her birthday (a mere year and 5 months in the future). Ultimately I abandoned the red and white color scheme but those baking cups started a journey for me that culminated in a really cute, super fun birthday for my sweet Ellie.
I am a little obsessive when it comes to party planning. Growing up we always had a theme for birthday parties. One year my mom made each of my guests mini round cakes (ahead of time) and we decorated them together as our activity! So fun, I guess I can thank my mom for my obsession huh? thanks mom! I also love checking out sites like this and this for party planning inspiration. Last summer my sis-in-law and I came up with a joint party theme for her daughter (and coincidentally my niece) and my son Jude. Their birthdays are a week apart so we decided to double the fun for their 2 year old birthdays. She blogged about that awesome party (if I do say so myself) here.
So on to my party details. I stayed with the Alice in Wonderland theme but I decided on a different color scheme and decided it would be more like a garden tea party. My colors were white and yellow, I wanted it to be light and airy. It was a small family party at our house but there are seven kids so we kept busy. The food was made by myself, my mom, mom in law, sis, and great grandma…love my family. Now for some pictures!
I am planning on doing a couple mini posts on some of the details not shared in the pictures later so stay tuned and thanks for checking out the party!