A few weeks ago, my baby girl turned one. I can’t believe that she’s already a year old! I didn’t go overboard with her birthday the way I did with T’s first birthday. There were no organized games or activities. It was just a few hours of food, cake and close family.
That poster was my primary ‘craft’ for the party. I spent several hours on photoshop elements creating a chalkboard backdrop, downloading fonts, and arranging all the information.
About the cake smash: I posted a couple weeks ago my ‘formula’ for an adorable cake smash photo shoot. I didn’t have that for T’s birthday, but this time it was the main event for the party. I had everything set up outside to be both cute and easy to clean up. Plastic tablecloths served as the primary backdrop (secured to the ground and to each other with clothespins) and inexpensive rosettes and garlands provided a pop of color.
All I needed was a baby and a cake, right? Notsomuch. We got L out there, and she wouldn’t eat it. I tried to put a little bit of frosting on her lips to entice her. No dice. Eventually T came over to “teach” her how to eat cake,…and so we ended up with a toddler cake smash instead! At least they both had fun!
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that we did eventually get a cake smash out of her. We had another cake inside the house to slice for all the guests. On a whim, I gave L a slice after all the guests left, and that’s when she finally went to town! Have I mentioned before that my kids are stubborn?
It’s been a great first year, full of ups and downs. I’m really looking forward to seeing all the changes that take place as we head into her second year. Bring on the walking, talking toddler monster!