If you have stuck with me throughout my unplanned hiatus the past couple of months, I am very thankful! I have missed blogging, but just haven't had time for it. But I'm completely DONE with school, and I graduate a week from tomorrow! So I hope to be posting more regularly as well as catching up on all of your blogs (again). Hopefully I don't fall off the face of the blogosphere again!
I was so excited about Scarlett's birthday party! As in, I started pinning things and decided on a theme back in December. Seriously. I knew I would have a busy few months due to finishing school, so I thought I better plan ahead! I decided on a pink lemonade theme, because I thought it was cute and girly, and perfect for the middle of summer. We decided to have Scarlett's party at our church cafe. It turned out to be such a nice day!
I was in the middle of probably the most hectic, intense 8 weeks of my life with my last externship for grad school. So needless to say, I pretty much needed a vacation after this party in the middle of it all. But thankfully I had so much help from family! I would have never been able to put everything together without them, and I am so thankful.
So here's my picture-heavy recap of Scarlett's first birthday party:
I made this banner in Microsoft Power Point, and it was so easy! Who would have ever though Power Point would be the easiest program for crafty things like this, but it really is! I used it a lot for Scarlett's party.
And here is a picture of the cake table. The outer wall of our church cafe is pretty much solid windows from floor to ceiling, which makes for a beautiful setting!
My mom got Scarlett's cake for her from a nearby bakery where one of her friends works (The bakery at Hartville Kitchen). I thought it was perfect!
The smash cake was adorable as well.
And my mom made some really cute cupcakes with lemon candies on top.
And of course we had to have a lemonade table. We decorated it with paper straws, lemons, the chalkboard I made a few years ago, and Lemon Head Boxes.
The centerpieces were flowers from my grandpa's garden that my mom arranged into pretty bouquets in mason jars.
My family members all pitched in to help with the food, and I really didn't even make anything! Luke and I really do have the best families! On the menu was veggie pizza, chicken salad on croissants, tortilla chips and 2 different types of dip (buffalo chicken and jalapeno popper), and mixed fruit.
I made food labels in Power Point and taped them to toothpicks that I stuck into lemons. I found the idea on Pinterest, and thought it was so cute!
On the mantle we put some more lemons, Lemon Heads and tulle in my mother-in-law's apothecary jars, a "Keep Calm and Drink Lemonade" sign that I made, and another lemonade sign (I can't remember where that one came from!) The pictures in the banner are Scarlett's monthly pictures (notice the colors of her onesies in her monthly pictures match the colors of the party. One perk of knowing the theme way ahead of time! ...And of having OCD. Ha!)
We had to put a room divider up, so my mom and sister decorated it with streamers and lots of pictures of Scarlett mounted on scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby.
And now, onto some pictures of the party itself!
She was definitely a fan of her frosting!
The birthday girl, looking a little dazed and sleepy! (unfortunately she did not nap well that morning). I love her dress. I just wanted something pink and sweet. I found it on Zulilly. I tried to get her to wear a yellow headband, but she is sadly beyond the point of wearing headbands. She wouldn't keep it in for anything!
This is her infamous "o" face. She does it whenever she is excited by anything. And this is my current favorite picture of her:
Here it is again:
Me and my girl:
Here she is with Great Grandma Lorie
And Papa (Luke's dad)
This picture makes me so excited for all these kids to grow up together. Future bffs!
With Aunt Moey (or Moe Moe as Scarlett calls her)
And with the grandmas. This was toward the end of the day and she was in desperate need of a nap!
What a special day! I still can't believe she's over a year old already! Time flies when you're having fun! But as always, I wish it would slow down!