Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sunshine!

 Of course, we had to have a Little Miss Sunshine themed birthday party for our 'Sunshine Girl'.  This was by far my craftiest party yet and I loved working with the theme.  We decided on a small family party which is ironic because our family is huge.  I didn't want the party to be about entertaining other kids.  I wanted to focus on 'Munchkin' on her special day.  It turned out perfect.

The treat table


'Munchkin's' smash cake

Yummy lemon cupcakes


Little lemon cakes


I bought this book for our guests to write a first birthday message in.  I love birthday keepsakes that we can have forever.


Sunny yellow decorations around the house and pictures of the birthday girl everywhere.


Birthday banner on doilies

I loved this...I clipped pictures of 'Munchkin' from birth to eleven months to some twine and strung it along the fireplace.

Outdoor beverage table

Banner I made.


Mason jars for everyone to drink from. 

Party Time...

The birthday girl making her birthday face.

The big kids just played with toys and on the playground in the backyard.  So simple and nobody even missed the bounce house.

Our play stuff holds up pretty well.

Trever and Calli.

 Miss Natalie.

 'Munchkin' and Daddy going for a ride on the Shetland Pony.

 Dinner was super easy.  I made a salad and deviled eggs and the grandparents brought the other side dishes.  We picked up some delicious sandwiches from Togo's and that was that.  I may never cook for a party again.  It was so relaxing.

The food table

My party face. 

'Munchkin' says "yum".  She loved the food.

I'm pretty sure 'The Boy' ate a few strawberries out of the fruit salad and decided to save lots of room for cake.

Handsome Delton.

And here is the section in the post that I like to call pass the birthday girl...

Then, it was time for some birthday cake.  And let me just say, we don't mess around with baby's first cake.

 She really wanted that candle.

 She got a little help form 'The Boy' and Mommy.

 Then she dove right in.

 She ditched the party hat and let her brother in on the action.

It wasn't until someone asked if I was going to let her eat the whole cake that I had realized she had gotten more than enough.

 And she continued to lick her hands well after the cake was taken away.

 Someone else wanted to be the Birthday Girl for a bit.  That hat must have looked very interesting to him.  He had been asking to wear it all week.

 We opened a bunch of adorable girlie presents...

 She liked this stroller and her new baby doll the best.

We finished up the night by watching the city fireworks from our front yard.   Our small little town does their Fourth of July show the weekend before so she will always get birthday fireworks as long as we live here.  'Munchkin's' first birthday was so fantastic.  I still can't believe that it has come and gone.  Thank you everybody for celebrating with us. 


C@r!ie said...

so cute!!

DeBran said...

So cute! But your "birthday face" looks more like an "oh sh**, I'm pregnant again" face... lol ;)

The Johnsons said...

That is exactly what that face is. Haha!

devon lorraine ... said...

after reading your most recent post, i think we all understand what your 'birthday face' means!

did you get chelsea's little lace petticoat outfit off of etsy? i ordered a similar one in an aqua blue. i wanted it to be a mint color, but it's definitely more blue than i thought it would be. anyway, chelsea is super cute in it!