Monday, June 7, 2010

The Party!!!

Since it isn't everyday (or every year) that your only daughter turns 1, I went all out for Sis's birthday. Planning it was both a fun and a nice distraction from less awesome year marks :-) I decided to have a strawberry theme and everything from the menu to the bows in her hair matched.

My good friend Amy who runs the business Flowerz In Her Hair did Sis's blessing hair band and also created these bows to match her strawberry outfit. I know she is talented, but even I was amazed at how cute they turned out! She matches outfits, so if you have a little girl (or a big one, I often 'borrow" Sis's flower clips) she is your woman. She is super nice and super talented and is so not paying me to say all this! :-) Her link is on my sidebar if you want to check her out.

Because it too almost two full days to bake and create, I am posting pictures of the food for posterity. Enjoy:

I didn't get as great of a shot as I wanted to, but the cake was served on an antique cake stand my aunt sent me for my birthday! It was perfect (thank you again Aunt J!)

Try to pretend that the floor under the table is a real one and not masonite and plywood (that's what I have been doing for the last two months :-( Cross your fingers for us for the cabinet company to get it together soon so we can fix everything! Britny brought homemade strawberry shortcake to be a delicious alternative to the real cake, which was pretty but not as tasty.

Candy Strawberries (in case you couldn't tell...)

Crackers and Boursin

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Spinach Salad (Thanks, Britny!)

No close up, but still featured...Strawberry Pretzel Cream Cheese Salad, Chicken Salad Croissants and strawberry shaped PBJ's (strawberry jelly, of course).


Sis and Grandpa K

Sis and Grandpa Mike (for some reason I only got pictures of her with the Grandpa's. Whoops!) Thank you to everyone who made it. We missed everyone who couldn't!

Not so sure about getting her fingers dirty (you would never know this the way she smashes anything else on her tray during regular meals!)

Getting the hang of it!...

Still not thrilled, but at least I didn't have to clean it out of her hair. If I recall, Bubba needed a full bath after his first cake experience.

Happy Birthday, Sunshine!


  1. What a fun party! When/if we move to Utah, I'm just going to horn in on all of Janie's parties for Amelia. That way she won't resent me. ;)

    I can't believe how big Janie is getting. And still just a gorgeous girl.

  2. Now that is a party! Looks like it was wonderful.

  3. Great job Cyndi! Everything looks so nice. Good to hear she had a great party. I love the pic of you and Janie, so cute!

  4. Party was wonderful, food was terrific and company exceptional. Thanks for your hard work, and inviting us. UHMMMMM...T's birthday is coming up...Theme?

  5. I love the picture of her standing, she is sure getting big. You plan some awesome parties and your kiddos will always remember that. Do you want to plan mine? You have less than a week to come down and get it together :) Hope you're having a good day!

  6. Thank you for the shout out!! The party looked fantastic, you and Janie look beautiful together.