It’s been a few weeks since the big first birthday party and I’ve finally put all the decorations away, written all the thank-you cards, and packed all the goodies away for another shindig, and today I’m here to share all the bits and pieces and details of Carson’s big birthday celebration.
It’s no secret that I love to entertain and went all out for my girl’s big day…some people think I’m crazy for throwing big parties for a one year old, but alas, we enjoyed every bit of it and our guests had a great time and so did Little Bit, and at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about!
The weather was perfect that day, sunny and about 80 degrees with no humidity…crazy for this time of year so we were thankful. Here is the front of the house with balloons, our homemade tissue paper pom poms (thanks Alex!), tissue ice cream cones from Target, and a custom door hanger from Bronwyn Hanahan Art (the same gal who did Caroline’s 1st sign too!)
outside of our house…fun decorations welcoming our guests
Once inside, the food was spread out in the dining room so everyone could have easy access to all the tasty appetizers, dips, and mini sandwiches. I also made the typical chalkboard signs with all the fun facts about Carson’s stats at year #1 and then had the cotton candy ice cream cone favors in a bin under the art easel with the quote “Tomorrow We Can East Broccoli, But Today is For Ice Cream”.
There’s the birthday girl…perfect afternoon party time, right after a good nap 🙂
The ice cream truck…ready to serve and happy to please!! It was amazing and I am so glad we rented it
My Button and Daddy…smiles for days!
Some of the guys…lured to attend by the promise of adult beverages
Cousin Elizabeth Claire came to visit and celebrate, too!
Alex and Carson…so thankful for our “Ah” and all she does for our girls
Aunt Meg and her 2nd Stoneking Goddaughter…she is the best!
Aunt Bev and Aunt Tate celebrating the birthday girl
I sure am thankful for these incredible women!! Love them all dearly
Me and my sweet baby girl…cannot believe your first year has come and gone
Our family picture…haha, pure chaos!
Cake time…let’s see what the fuss is all about
The crowd of spectators
Who cares about cake?? I have balloons!
Big sister sure loves her some cake
Caroline and Gran
Aunt Meg and Sweet Sophie…our newest friend!
Gran and her naked Little Liz
Our amazing friends Chelsea, Jack, and Josh
Love these ladies…they love our Carson so much!
Addie and Tami…babies and big kids everywhere
Sweet Mary Hayes loved her cotton candy/ice cream favor treat
Carson and her Grammy Kaye
The girls playing with Carson’s new outdoor picnic table
Can you tell my baby loves to climb?? And check out CC’s smiling cheese
Pappy and his girls…wrapped around their fingers 😉
Playing with her new Princess Ariel tiara
World’s best Mimi!!
Sister having a little fun after birthday girl passed out 🙂
It was a wonderful day indeed! So thankful for our friends and family who could join us to celebrate such a sweet occasion for our Miss Carson. Thanks for stopping by to see all the details of her big day
Custom Door Hanger: Bronwyn Hanahan Art
Party Supplies: Napkins/Plates/Cutlery/Cups/Tissue Streamers/Etc via Party City; Paper Silverware Bags/Ice Cream Cone Cello Bags/Paper Straws via The Party Fairy;
Paper Goods: Favor Tags, Food Tents, Highchair Banner, Mantle Banner, Invitations, Etc via Beth Hart Designs
Custom Birthday Hat and Bib: Dainty Couture
Caroline and Carson’s Rompers: Sugar Bit
Cake: Puffy Muffin