Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
It was so much fun to celebrate Peyton's big day with our friends and family. We are so blessed to have such great relationships here and this year has been such an amazing year due to their support, prayer and encouragement.
Here are some pictures from the big day and you can check out more here! I didn't upload ones with people in it because it was taking too long so check out the other ones!
I looked everywhere for invitations and couldn't find something I loved so I ended up making them myself and liked how they turned out!
A couple of days before the party we took Peyton to the park to take some portraits of her in her outfit. I ordered this tutu and personalized onesie off of Etsy from the Pampered Little Princess Boutique. It was really nicely made and you can completely customize it to your colors etc!
Here is the party girl looking to see if her friends have arrived yet! Isn't she so cute on her tip-toes! Here are pictures of all the decorations I made hanging up around the house and on the chandelier as well as the favors.
I ordered the name banner from Whimzy Creations also on Etsy and she was so easy to work with and turned it around super cute. You can order Happy Birthday ones as well but I liked this one so we could use it other times for her!
Here is the table with all of the food....veggies, fruit, chicken salad with cupcake shaped bread, chicken nuggets and also Red Velvet cake balls.
Here is a close up of the cake balls. I got this idea from Bakerella . Hers are a whole lot nicer but I was having some problems with the whole process so my friend Diane came over the night before the party and helped me figure out a solution. So, we made them more by hand instead of doing the cookie cutter method and then put them in little cupcake wrappers. They turned out great thanks to Diane's help. I did follow Bakerella's recipe though!
"One." A nice way to dress up your cupcakes!As I am sure most kids do...Peyton was not a fan of all the excitement and attention!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
As you can tell, I have been in a blogging slump lately. Partly because I have been sick and also because I feel like nothing exciting has been going on.
Anyways....remember that Canada Day party (which by the way will be even bigger and better in 2010 given the amount of Canada gear I picked up this summer on our trip)...well, I submitted it to Creative Parties and Showers, an amazing website with tons of great ideas and awesome parties. I honestly didn't think it would be featured since it was my first party to submit but guess what.......IT WAS FEATURED TODAY! So Cool! Check it out here!
Definitely a way to kick you out of your blogging slump and help you smile when you are checking email at 4 AM because your munchkin won't sleep.
Stay tuned for details on Peyton's first birthday party coming soon....
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I could really go on and on about our trip and what a great time it was but that would be way too long. In summary we had LOTS of great family time, beautiful scenery, cool weather, ice cream, watching Peyton entertain us, reading four books, running a 10K, Settlers of Catan, and pure relaxation!
Here are some pictures to help summarize our vacation....