Monday, May 26, 2008

1 and having FUN

This is mainly a picture post of Sweet Girl's birthday party. It was a blast! Hope you enjoy.





















The set-up. The handmade custom banner was a huge hit and if anyone has interest in one of their own then please let me know and I will hook you up with Katie! Newell's mom got BellaRose this tutu when she was born and I have been waiting a year for her to wear it. It was almost like a wedding dress, all this waiting and the day is already over! She will wear it again, even if it is not her Birthday. We ADORE the tutu!








The party favors were Sweet Sugar Pie Pumpkins that people can cook with if they choose to do so. I thought it was appropriate with how much we love pumpkins around here and those are all the names we could call BellaRose, Sweet, Sugar, Pie, Pumpkin!








The MAIN EVENT, the much anticipated cake. The icing got a little soft while I was trying to swirl the cones, but over all I am very happy with out it turned out.








Loving the cake and the sugar crash that followed when I tried to take the tray away. She was not having it!






The finale with Matt taking BellaRose down the slip and slide and Sweet girl in a fun new party dress! We love it OG!


12 comments:

CortneyTree said...

The cake turned out beautifully! I am totally in love with the tutu and that gorgeous party dress. Looks like and awesome party, Sunday! I can't wait to throw a First Birthday party ;)

Tripp, Jack & Charlotte said...

You did a great job with the entire party and the cake looks AMAZING! Tripp was VERY upset when he saw her party pictures and realized he missed his future wife's first b'day party.

LisserCoates said...

The cake is AWESOME!!! Go open a bakery immediately. The tutu is defiantly a hit.

You throw such great parties!

Becky Swann said...

That was the most amazing birthday party ever, I have really thought about it alot after, Sunday you have to be one of the coolest moms I know, I'm so glad you went first because I can learn so much from you (and have already learned so much!) What an awesome day for 1 awesome little girl, it was good to see all your fam too (just in case they are reading this:)

KatieKate said...

The cake looks awesome, Sun. Nice job. When we have the barn raising, you and Cort will bein charge of sugar.

Happy Birthday- BellaRose! What a party! What a dress! You're gorgeous!

JTP said...

Will you help me throw baby William's 1st birthday party??? I love it ALL- Chad may not like William in a tutu though......

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

Oh my word! I so missed not having a computer for a week!!!1 I wish we could have been there to celebrate. I am so glad she/all had fun..


Happy Birthday BellaRose!!!

The Ledfords said...

Wow - looks like you did a great job on Bella's party!! And I LOVE her dress! She is a beauty.

Just April... said...

This just looks so...magical! What an amazing job you did in putting together and hosting such a whimsical, fun and creative party, Sunday! BellaRose is so blessed to have such a thoughtful and generous mother!

Courtney said...

Sunday that looked like so much fun! What a great beautiful birthday cake too! And I love all the pictures from the party.. it made me feel like I was there!

You have also done an AMAZING job as a MOM! I know you were fearful at times before you ever got pregnant.. but watching you grow this year as a mom has been a joy to my own life!

Happy Birthday (again) BellaRose! Eat some more cake for me!

Dan, Annie, Will and Mocha said...

Ok I can't believe I forgot to comment when I read this.
That was such a fun day, the little sweet pea is so blessed to have parents like you guys.
Will of course ad the most fun of all, well it looks like Matt had a pretty fun time too, and it sounds like Margaret too, but Will had the most fun at the sandbox and pool.
Thank you for including us in that special celebration.

kellyandsadie said...

Hey, I am a friend of Shanna's and I check on all these blogs every once in a while. Your family is beautiful. I am always so intrigued at how wonderful your pictures are- and I know that you must just be a great photographer- but you must also have a great camera. What kind of camera do you use? I am in the market for a new one. Thanks. Hope you have a wonderful day!!