We did it! We made it a whole year with our little one. It's been a very tough year. Enough to say I'm not sure I can handle having another baby for a long while, if it all.
We threw together a little party with some family and had a great time. I thought for sure she would cry the whole time.
Instead she seemed to really enjoy the open, bright space of my grandparents lake house and playing with her cousins.
Here is the invite I created.
I made her dress using Micheal Miller's Children at Play fabric. The matching top hat is a just a hair clip. I knew she wouldn't want something stretched around her neck.
I wanted to go overboard with balloons. My ambitions were a little too high, but I still liked my table decor idea. Balloon "bouquets" and scattered balloons. I made these with water balloons and skewers. Just poke the tie end of the balloon through the skewer and pull through to the flat end. There are 4 balloons to each skewer.
Her cake is a healthy, sugar free banana and blueberry cake I got from this website. I'll happily make this again, in place of banana bread, when I have over ripe bananas. It is quite good.
"Yummy cake mama!"