Before Audrey was born – actually before she was even created – I always said that if I had a little girl in the winter time that she would have a “Winter ONEderland” first birthday party. I loved the colors, the shiny trees, the snowflakes, the lights, the glitter!
So the day after Christmas last year (two weeks before Audrey was born) I went to Hobby Lobby and stocked up on a ton of blue, white and pink decorations for 75% off. Score! (There are perks to planning early. 😉)
|Our sweet little ONE year old birthday girl!|
Now for the best part – the details! At the front door was a couple of big lollipops from Hobby Lobby and this sign that I made.
Just inside were the favors and a place for guests to write a little note for Audrey.
|My big girl loves to help|
It’s hard to see in this picture but I strung lights behind the curtains behind the table. They looked so pretty when it was darker but you ended up not really being able to see them when it was light out. I loved these big over-sized snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. The table cloth is 2 yards of ruffle fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby. So perfect!
French macarons = amazing! I am so glad that I have found someone in the Huntsville area who makes them! Katie from La Rue French Macarons does an amazing job with these beautiful and delicious little cookies.
My sister helped me make the cupcakes and press out fondant snowflakes, which we covered in luster dust to give it a little shine. I thought they turned out pretty cute!
This Happy Birthday banner took FOREVER to make but it ended up exactly as I wanted it to. I cut each of the layers out with my Silhouette Cameo machine and glued them together.
To the side we also had a hot chocolate and coffee bar. Because what’s better on a cold winter’s day than a delicious hot drink in your hand?
|I put her 12 month pictures in frames all over the house.|
It was difficult to get a good picture of this banner because of the lighting, but this is another one I cut with my Silhouette. Pictures from each month – its fun (and a little sad) to see how much she’s grown. It feels like time went by as quickly as it did just to look through these pictures.
|That face 😍|
Even though we were sad our out of town family couldn’t make it because of weather, we are still very thankful for those who were able to celebrate with us!
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