Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Little Red's 1st Birthday!

The Welcome:

Each little guest got a woodland creature mask. 

The Setup:

The Food:

Two tier chocolate & vanilla cake with marshmallow fondant, homemade buttercream, and coconut moss.

Nuts, of course!
IKEA lanterns turned into hanging toadstool terrariums. 

Caramel apples with chocolate squirrels :)

PB&Js just for good measure...

Toadstool sugar cookies, made by the lovely & oh-so-talented Kellee

Truffle fries! Made with real truffle oil, so yummy. 

The Favors:

Each small guest got a bag full of candy and handmade crayon roll with Little Red fabric.

Each adult guest received a chocolate bar :)

Violet's Room The Photo Booth:
My dad painted the backdrop in a week, because he's awesome like that. 

Someone's skirt wouldn't stay up throughout the whole party...  she was like the 1st birthday party version of the awkward uncle...

Photo props, Little Red style!

Eisley's Room The Craft Room:

Kids got to decorate their own little birdhouses. 

The Birthday Girl:

All ready to party!

Is anyone coming???
The Guests Arrive:

Birthday Girl with aunties.

Two of Jan's adorable woodland creatures. 

Me & my birthday girl!

Jan, who took many of these amazing photos & Kellee, who made the amazing toadsool cookies.

Jan's little Anna, isn't she precious?

Priscilla & Elizabeth. 

Testing out the photo booth. 

Cameron--such a doll, this one!

My sister, Vesuvius, & I. 

My sister, me, and mom. 

Eisley with her cousins, Ayla & Indy. 

Mom & Dad. 

Vesuvius with her Little Bird. 
Cake Time:

And finally, The Presents:

This was one of my favorite parties to host, ever. 
A Happy Birthday to my Violet, my Little Red. 

A year ago, Little Red, God gave us you.

Happy Birthday Violet!


Special thanks to Kellee for trading me beautiful cookies for Pyrex :)
And also Jan who took many of these amazing photos, I'm totally jealous of your photog skills.
My dad for painting the amazing photo booth backdrop in a week, it was perfect!!
My sister, Bea, who made me teary just now with this beautiful blog post of her own. 
And to everyone who came to celebrate with us! Violet is so blessed to have such amazing family & friends.
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