Annabelle’s Winter ONEderland!

Annabelle’s first birthday was on January 13th, but we celebrated with a Winter ONEderland party on Saturday, January 11th. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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I think my mom has a future in cupcake modeling.

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

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

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

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I decorated these myself…

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

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Smash Cake!

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She was surprisingly happy even after we woke her up.

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

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

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

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

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It was such a special day and I am so grateful for all of our family and friends who came to help us celebrate.ย  Annabelle is lucky to have all of you in her life!ย  I can’t wait to see how she changes and grows this year.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Comments

  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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