Friday, March 18, 2011

Lainey's 1st Birthday Party

So mommy admits it I totally dropped the ball on birthday prep! I waited until last minute and decided to order a printable kit off Etsy....the kit is super cute and owl themed (of course)....well 10:30 pm the night before your party is when I decided to start actually printing and cutting out decor....this ended in tears from mommy and going to bed without finishing. I went to Target the next morning and Target saved mommy's behind! They had adorable metal bird plant stakes in their dollar section that I bought enough of to put into your cupcakes I had ordered. I sprayed the cupcakes pink and put into adorable flower wilton cupcake liners. Placed them on our tree cupcake stand we have and voila your cake!

I then needed favor bags for all the little kiddos. Target again saved me by having cute pastel planters in their dollar section I snagged up and in each one I placed pastel colored candy (yay for Easter candy being out already!), pastel glitter pencils, pastel colored fun dough, and pastel bug themed silly bandz bracelets into each little bucket (pink for girls blue for boys).

We had your party at a pizza place that lets you use the banquet room for free and we just had to purchase pizzas and pitchers of pop for all. This worked out easy and was under $80 so not bad AT ALL!

I think you had a pretty good time since there was not one single tear and you gobbled up your pizza and your birthday cupcake (especially the frosting; you are definitley mama's girl as that is my fave part too!).

You were so lucky to have gotten so many nice presents! So many new dresses and clothes, board books, a cute Eric Carle ladybug, a toy jewelry box, a wooden push toy, a leapfrog electronic first book, etc....

Mommy and Daddy and Gabby got you (on your actual birthday since your party was the Saturday after your birthday) the Fisher Price Gumball machine and balls for it, and the Fisher Price Learning House.

Your Uncle God Ginge (aka God father friend of ours we call Ginge) spoiled you rotten and got you Yo Gabba Gabba plush (3), Yo Gabba Gabba megablocks set with musical boombox toy (blocks are for when you are over age 3 but the boombox you love now), Yo Gabba Gabba bath squirters, and a super cute Little Tikes purple trike!


  1. Aww looks like you had a great birthday! She definitely got spoiled too :) She is such a sweetheart, the last year just flew by didn't it ?!

  2. Your cupcakes are too cute. Would never realize that they were a last minute decorating idea.
    What a sweet little girl.
    Found you through made by momo.

  3. Lovely pictures. Don't you love Target. The cupcake tower is gorgeous. I have a daughter named Lanie short for Helena. She is away at college. I found your blog on Made by Momo. I am a new follower

  4. Beautiful little cupcakes. Looks like she had a great birthday.

    Smiles Sher

  5. What a fun birthday. Your cupcakes were so cute! BTW MOMO sent me

  6. aaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwww she is soooo cute! I am a follower sent by momo!

  7. Priceless. That's the stuff memories are made of. Momo sent me.

    Karen C

  8. Awww...I love all the photos. What a perfect way to have "cake" for a first birthday. It came out so nice. I found you through Momo. Isn't it a wonderful idea she has?

  9. Oh how precious! Great cupcakes! Momo sent me! I'm your newest follower.