5.20.2009

Kara's First Birthday Party

Last Saturday I had plans to throw Kara a big first bday bash. I say I had plans because Natalie ended up getting very sick with the flu the Thursday before so I had to cancel it at the last minute. My parents decided to brave a few germs and still came though, so I just scaled everything way down- as some of you may know it's impossible to get anything done when you have a sick kiddo. So here are a few pics from the humble little party...

I didn't get a chance to buy flowers for an arrangement, so I just used ones I got on Mother's Day.

The birthday girl

The awesome cupcake liners from Bake It Pretty are what set the color scheme.


I cut some yellow gingham fabric I already had to make a table runner-didn't even bother to hem the edges, I kind of liked them frayed.

I made a paper chain out of scrapbook paper I've had hanging around for years after seeing one on Magchunk. Before Natalie got sick, I had planned on making a ton of them and stringing them around the room.

Kara was very dainty with her giant cupcake. She kind of just poked at it and took little tastes here and there.

Her actual birthday is this Friday, and on Saturday is her baptism. The in-laws are having a big BBQ afterward for her (the baptism is more their thing) , so she will get the full party experience then I suppose. But I enjoyed our scaled back party and I think Kara did too.

20 comments:

  1. She's adorable and your scaled down party still looked great. We had to cancel (then postpone & scale down) our little guy's first bday bash too due to a vicious tummy bug. I was so bummed.

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  2. Sweet! and it looks like a great party too.

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  3. Your birthday girl is super adorable and your party looked great. I had 30 people at my house (which we'd only moved into the week before) at the twins' first birthday party earlier this year and it was nuts. I think I would have preferred something small... (but husband has huge family and they all live near by)

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  4. What a cute pic of the birthday girl! The scaled back party looked like it was lots of fun - and I'm sure she didn't care! We had to cancel Jack's first birthday party because we were so sick with a stomach bug. Poor guy got sick for the first time on his birthday... no fun.

    A full birthday week... what a fun time!

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  5. I love it! It always takes much more ingenue to put on a party for less which calls for creativity. I love the dots and all those pretty colors!
    happy one...to your b-day sweetie pie girl with style!
    pve

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  6. She's adorable!
    It seems that you had a lot of fun! Your party looks so beautiful!
    Hugs

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  7. Could she be any cuter? Love those cupcake liners (another good cupcake resource is Layer Cake Shop, also on etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5968077)

    Those flowers are lovely too. You're a lucky mama. Hope Natalie is feeling MUCH better!!

    xoxo Maggie

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  8. What a cute birthday girl-looks like she had a great time at her party! Those cupcake liners are too cute, I'm definitely thinking about ordering some for outdoor parties this summer!

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  9. Oh, everything is so cute. Including that kiddo!

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  10. Kara is adorable! Your rainbow colors (including her dress!) look so festive. I hope Natalie has a quick recovery from the flu and you all have fun again at the upcoming celebrations.

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  11. Beautiful Kara!
    Luv the scheme and your blog too.

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  12. she looks so happy and I am smiling that you kept teh little party and made it low key. You did a great job!!! too cute. we will have to talk more about sonoma as it gets closer!

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  13. i threw my niece her first birthday party and stayed up all night cooking! needless to say, my oj that morning was definitely spiked.

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  14. she is so sweet Jackie! love the party theme.

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  15. why is it that sickness always comes around bday party time??? whether its the siblings or the bday child???
    love the color theme, and the jars full of different candies...too cute!

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  16. Oh, so cute! Love all the colors. A very happy birthday to her.

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  17. What a little sweatheart! I just adore the tiny 'k' clip in her hair. And the frosting all over her mouth? Priceless!

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  18. Those cupcakes liners are way cute! Love the paper chain!

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  19. my baby's first will come this August! Thank you for posting about this!!

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  20. You are totally the hostess with the mostest (even on the scaled down version.) What an adorable baby!

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