Annabelle’s Winter ONEderland!

Annabelle’s first birthday was on January 13th, but we celebrated with a Winter ONEderland party on Saturday, January 11th. 🙂

We spent all of Friday evening getting things ready…decorating, baking, stressing, etc.  These babies were delivered on Friday and they were amazing.


I think my mom has a future in cupcake modeling.


I made Annabelle a mini 3-tier cake as her “smash cake”.  I went overboard on the batter and one of the cakes ended up looking like a snail.  Once I cut off the extra bottom piece, they looked as good as new!


Decorations:  The snowflakes were made by a friend’s 2nd grade class.  Some of them were really, really good!



The banner, welcome sign, and cupcake toppers were made by the Party on Purpose shop on Etsy.  The ladies that run the shop were a pleasure to work with and everything they make is super cute.






I decorated these myself…


This is the birthday girl about an hour into the party.  Being a 1 year old is exhausting!  PS Look how she holds onto my Dad’s fingers while she eats.  It’s so cute.


Smash Cake!


She was surprisingly happy even after we woke her up.


She seemed to really enjoy her cake.  She is my daughter so it’s in her blood to love all things chocolate.


The final product…she desperately needed a bath = successful cake eating.


She is one lucky little girl…look at all of those gifts!



On her actual birthday, I celebrated my 1 year anniversary of being a mommy by eating the second mini 3-tier cake.  I decided it needed a huge scoop of whipped cream because everything is better with whipped cream.


It was such a special day and I am so grateful for all of our family and friends who came to help us celebrate.  Annabelle is lucky to have all of you in her life!  I can’t wait to see how she changes and grows this year.  🙂

* Special THANKS to my parents…I am so grateful for all of your help! ❤


  1. It looks like an awesome party!! What a lucky little lady AB is!!! Enjoy the snow!!!

  2. Everything looks so cute! You did good! Annabelle is one lucky little girl!

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