|Family photo on Charlotte's first birthday.|
|Here she is with her monkey cake, candle and all!|
|nom nom nom|
|Toys! She has since destroyed some of these stacking blocks. :)|
Okay, Princess Party. For Charlotte. Mommy went only a little overboard.
I read a LOT of party/ event planning/ pretty things blogs (mainly, www.hostesswiththemostess.com) and they are always feature some kind of pretty dessert table. So I felt slightly obligated to also feature a dessert table at the party. I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, yellow cupcakes with vanilla frosting, white chocolate princess lollipops (which was SO FUN), and I even made Charlotte's cake!
|Here's a side view of the dessert table. Notice the super cute Cricut banner I made using the Birthday Bash and Once Upon a Princess cartridges.|
|Here's a shot of the polyhedron that I made (tutorial can be found here) to decorate the door way. There were two of these giant pink ones hanging from the ceiling.|
|Here is the birthday cake, complete with castle candle. This is the very first layer cake I've ever made and decorated. A little rough but I don't think Charlotte noticed.|
|And here is the tower of cupcakes. These are all yellow cupcakes with pink frosting (middle tier) and cream cheese frosting with pink sprinkles (bottom tier).|
|Waiting for the party to start.|
|Frog seeking princess for kiss...|
|Princess here. But no kisses. Not for a long time. VERY long time...|
|Welcome to the Party! The top part of the sign was made using the Cricut. The bottom part is just a sticker page that each child also got in her goody bag.|
And of course, there was lots of cake and play involved.
|Charlotte wearing her fairy wings and crawling in and out and around the castle. The castle is now sitting in our dining room.|
|She got cake all over her face - but not nearly as bad as I was expecting. I think she was too tired to get too out of control.|
|Cousins in the castle!|
|Yeah B family! So adorable!|
|Mother and daughters!|
Overall, I think the party was a success. I know that Charlotte won't have any memory of the day. But there will be photos and it's a good trial run for when she really does remember. :)