|The theme was Cupcake and I chose pink, white and brown for the colors. This is|
the invitation I made. Obviously it's been edited to protect our superhero identities.
|As is tradition, the birthday girl was able to pick out whatever she wanted to eat for her|
birthday breakfast. Waffles and fruit is a whole lot healthier than the sundae she had for
her latest birthday. The cupcake balloon was courtesy of Nana.
|Auntie Cousin K came over early to decorate the cupcakes. We had chocolate cakes with|
vanilla frosting, strawberry cakes with chocolate frosting, and vanilla cakes with strawberry
frosting. (It's less confusing when you look at the picture below.)
|I picked up several of these Wilton Cupcake Stands and topped it with some|
carnations and a candle. This can clearly be called a Decorating Fail. I think
I was trying to go for a flower cupcake look and obviously didn't use enough
flowers. I'm trying something like this again for E's party so hopefully I'll have
redemption for this atrocity.
|Here is a picture of my table decorations. It's hard to differentiate between the light pink|
table cloth and the white streamers in the picture but it was more obvious in person. We
had white, light pink and dark pink plates and napkins.
|The Birthday Princess with her Uncle Goofball. She is wearing a tutu that I made using this|
tutorial from Paige and Brook.
|Underneath her tutu she was wearing this pig diaper cover I made out of terry cloth|
based on some instructions in the Baby Stuff book by Aranzi Aronzo. My ears aren't
attached correctly but it still looked cute on her tush.
|I think it's totally adorable that Little E looks so much like Big Sis K in this photo. I still|
find it hard to believe that E will be a year already. The time just flies by.
|Back then K didn't like getting messy and she really didn't eat too many sweets. I remember|
that I had to smear some of the frosting on her face so we could get the obligatory "smash
cake all over you" first birthday pictures.
|The Happy 1st Birthday banner was on loan from my cousin, and on the mantel is a framed|
copy of K's first numeral birthday photo taken at the JCPenney Portrait Studio.
|And here are the cousins. I love looking back at how little they were and seeing our girls|
growing into such lovely young ladies now.
Thanks for taking that trip down memory lane with me. I noticed I was woefully lacking on blog posts in the year 2012 compared to 2011. I hope to be better with it in the coming year.
Merry Christmas to you all and I wish you a joyous and healthy new year surrounded by those you love.