Thursday, July 26, 2012

one year

so it finally happened, our little girl turned one over the weekend. i still can't believe it. she 's not a little baby anymore!

to celebrate we had family over and made hot dogs, pink lemonade and pink lemonade cupcakes.  i'm really not much of a baker and this was my first time baking cupcakes, so thankfully they turned out! especially since we waited until 12:30 to bake them and guests were arriving at 3:00. i already know of one thing i will do differently next year..........

the cupcake recipe was from here (we even ended up having the same little jellie topper! totally by accident.) and it was so easy and tasted delicious. i can't find the recipe i used for the buttercream but will post it as soon as i do.
make them. you will be glad. trust me.

to welcome guests we strung some bunting i made out of pale yellow, grey and pink fabrics i had, keeping with the pink lemonade theme. and i also made some pink pom poms (a la martha) to try to distract attention from the sad looking planter at our entrance. (note to self, fix that.)

i made some cushion covers using some amy butler fabric i had kicking about. i also made a long bunting banner to help pep up the grey wall of the garage. and more pom poms.

cushion cover made by me using 'dagmar plaid' by alexander henry. of course more bunting. i became obsessed.

and her present from us was a teepee. her very own little nook. i made her a couple of pillow covers using the new "simpatico" organic fabric line by cloud 9. i picked mine up locally at spool of thread.
it was a fun day!


casey said...

i am planning on making a tent for my little boy soon, and i love that pillow fabric!

kristin said...

adorable - what a sweet first birthday party! i picked up some simpatico from spool of thread, too :)

TheresaK said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl! I love all the decorations you made, beautiful!

Sonja said...

I love the straws, where did you get them? I think I 'need' some too.

alyson said...

such a cute idea - can't believe she's 1 already! happens so fast. love your patio chairs!

Diana said...

That is the cutest birthday party. Pink lemonade! I think drink themed birthday parties are a fun idea! Mine would either be a spicy caesar or a chocolate milkshake though. Would those drinks still work as parties? Or maybe it would be Coors Light. Everyone can cut the sleeves off their t-shirts and we can start tire fires in the yard.

One year though. Wow. Happy Belated Birthday Alice!

kate / tinywarbler said...

thanks everyone! it was a pretty fun day!

sonja- the straws i picked up at room6 in deep cove a while back. but if you search on etsy you can find heaps

diana- i can totally see a coors light party. so funny! ;)

alyson- i know, right? wolf must be ready for school soon! haha. hope you guys are doing well!

Jan Halvarson said...

how sweet - what a lucky little girl!

Amy said...

so cute! Where did you get the teepee from?