Here are the elements I created for my daughter’s first birthday. I had so much fun planning and making everything! And it was even more fun to see the look on her face when she saw the decorated basement for the first time. You’ll recall the invite from my previous post (step by step instructions for how to make these invitations can be found here):
Photo garland using photos of Violette starting at birth and each month til 11 months old.
In the above picture, you will see that the TV is displaying a photo slideshow. I took a photograph of Violette on the same white blanket each week for her first 52 weeks. I absolutely LOVE looking at all these photos, and watching her grow and change. Our family loved seeing it, too.
The above photograph shows the mason jar time capsule we created for Violette to open in ten years. Everyone who attended the party either wrote down a favorite memory or a prediction of what Violette will be like in ten years.
Yep, I made party hats featuring her monthly photos. Very festive!
After seeing a friend of mine create an adorable cake, I decided to venture into cake decorating myself. With Pinterest inspiration, I created a two layer chocolate cake with pink butter-cream roses. It turned out really well so I think I may have stumbled upon a new hobby!
Here are the party pics. I used the iPhone app Flipagram to create: