first birthday

May 7, 2008 at 7:50 am 3 comments

I am a firm believer in first birthday’s being just as much for the parents as the child…it’s also a milestone for the parents, who have just survived the first year. My dear little niece, Avery, and her parents just celebrated her first birthday with a much anticipated trip to Michigan and a big party filled with family and friends and lots of little ones running around. We all enjoyed every little bit of it, from the time my mom, sister, and I spent together getting ready for it, with Avery watching, to the gloppy first fistfuls of chocolate cake, to the grass-stained knees and juice-stained faces at the end of the day, collapsing into car seats for the ride home.  Here are some tidbits from the big day:

birthday banner

Birthday banner made using small paper plates, printed cardstock and string.

fistfuls of goodnesscupcake tower


Birthday dress made for Avery.

paper dot garland

Paper dot garland made with these cute circles from Elfrida, assembled by me and my very patient father. I was inspired by a garland made with self-adhesive dots from an old Martha Stewart Living issue (December/January 1996).


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. MaryBeth  |  May 12, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    what a wonderful -detailed celebration you created!!
    i want a cupcake =)

  • 2. pont des lions  |  May 14, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Joyeux anniversaire Avery! Le gâteau est encore meilleur avec les mains… tous ces magnifiques desserts devaient être délicieux…

  • 3. christel  |  June 18, 2008 at 8:00 am

    what a good idea! thank you.


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