a very owlie birthday party

by laurie on September 25, 2012

in allie

This weekend, we gathered with family and friends to celebrate Allie Brooke’s first birthday. Now I have to admit that planning things like this is very daunting for me. 1) I spend a lot of time worrying if someone is going to get left out, and 2) I am not a natural planner — I’m the girl whose motto is “You plan it and I’ll bring the food.”

I had to stop looking at pinterest ages ago because I knew Allie’s party would never have adorable matching labels or decorations. Luckily, my mom stepped in big and made several decorations for the occasion! Here’s how the day went down:

The Decorations:

my mom made this adorable banner

made these owls with a cricut and affixed them to the party hats

our front door

just FYI: this is what the party would have looked like
if I’d been left to my own devices :)

The food:

Cooking Light popcorn balls 

 owl cupcakes inspired by Chocolate & Carrots (her post is coming soon!)

pigs in a blanket and Giada’s Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes 

not pictured: cookies, veggie trays, and strawberries with the best fruit dip ever!

The Smash Cake:

it wasn’t nearly as pretty, but I made The Urban Poser’s grain-free, refined sugar-free smash cake


 singing happy birthday

“what’s this cake stuff?”

 ”this tastes kinda good!”

doing work :)

We were so blessed that day, so grateful for the friends and family members who came to celebrate our baby girl’s life!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some serious thank you notes to write :)


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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots September 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Aww, what a cute first birthday! :D


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