Sunday, September 20, 2009

Guess who had a birthday party?

Yesterday, we celebrated Emma's first birthday.

Her birthday is actually the 26th but we will be out of town so we celebrated yesterday.

We had a fun time with family, friends, and great food.

I was super excited to find these napkins. They matched the theme {ladybugs} without going overboard with cheesy ladybugs everywhere.

Here is the food table. Click on the picture to see what we ate.

We also had mini hamburgers {pictured below}, chicken wings and pigs in a blanket.

We had a tent and tables set up outside where people could eat if they wanted.

I grew wheatgrass {aka cat grass} as my center pieces. Let's just say, they grew out of control. Before I knew it, the grass got so tall that it fell and broke. I should have cut the grass about 4 days before the birthday party. {Note: I planted this grass last Thrusday {9/10}. It grew like crazy. I swear it grows before your eyes. It was so pretty in the terra cotta pots that we spray painted red. Megan gave me the idea.}

I never got a good picture of Emma in her dress and shoes. I order this dress from Rebecca at Hot Tots Boutique. She was great to work with. I had to have Sweet Shoes for Emma. Stella {Tori Spelling's little girl} wore them to her ladybug birthday so Emma had to have them too. ;-) I found them at Pout Couture in Cornelius, NC. It is one of the only two Sweet Shoes retailers in NC. You can still order them online of course.

We had lots of sweets.

I made mini dark chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese icing that was to die for! I used Paula Deen's recipe and I will definitely be making this icing again. I found little mini ladybugs to put on the cupcakes.

I also made regular sized red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing. I printed these cupcake cutouts that Felicia from Go Graham Go made. They ended up being super cute too!

I wanted a ladybug cake for Emma to play in. My kindergarten teacher {yes, from almost 20 years ago} made Emma this great cake. If you live in my area and want an excellent cake, e-mail me and I will give you her name.

Emma enjoyed every bite.

Yes, my boob was hanging out in the next picture. Be jealous. You just wish all 20 pictures taken of you at your one-year-old's birthday party, were of your tit hanging out. Bummer.

Black icing... umm, not such a good idea.

After the eating of the cake, I threw Bug in the tub. She loved the cake so much she was eating the crumbs out of the bath water. I threw up in my mouth a little.

After bath time, we I opened gifts. Emma got a lot of great stuff.

The night ended with Emma snoring while laying on her ladybug pillow.

And because I want to show off the big sister...

Happy Birthday, Emma Bug.


Diana said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time at Emma's birthday! I can't believe she is one, well, almost! Great pictures!

Dana said...

Great job Hailey! Her party was super cute! I am so sorry we couldn't make it. I know who to consult for my next party! I love her shoes and dress, but then again I love all of your kids clothes! Most of all I am so jealous that your boobs are so big they are falling out of your crack me up!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Emma!!! You need to start your own party planning business! Everything was so cute! I want the name of your teacher. The bug cake was too cute!

Jamie said...

You did a great job Hailey! It reminded me so much of Stella's party hhahah I loved it! Glad I don't even have to think about stuff anymore. I just steal all your ideas! Hope you don't mind! Emma was adorable in that dress :) Happy First Birthday Emma!!

Jess said...

Happy Birthday, Emma!! What a cute party. LOVE her shoes, too!

I'll have to keep the black frosting thing in mind...I have my own party-planning coming up sooner than I'd like to admit!

Megan said...

Everything looked great Hailey! And Happy Birthday Emma!

Kari said...

Oh! It looks like a great party!!! Love the napkins and Emma's dress!! Happy birthday, Emma!!

Krystyn said...

What a great party! You really outdid yourself:)