There she is in her new choochoo wagon with two of her cousins. I think this might be the fanciest she’s ever been dressed. That little sailor dress is the one we went back to buy the night we found out we were having a girl. It seemed like she would NEVER be that big. She had a family birthday celebration at our house, cake smash and all. It was a very Pinterest party. It was forest themed, and I sent out these invitations. Here are a few of the details:
Above right: Ladybug cheeses; acorns made form Hershey kisses, Nilla wafers, and butterscotch chips.
Above left: I used yarn scraps to make a bunch of pompoms and strung them for inside decorations.
Above right: The front porch banner is ripped calico tied onto a rope. Why not buy crepe paper you ask? Cuz I’m only doing this once! She’s gonna have a forest themed birthday with a calico front porch banner EVERY YEAR. Hah!
Above left: Her bear cake that later got ripped into. This was moments before (if you know my dogs you know what I’m gonna say) Charlie took a chunk outta the corner.
Above right: We needed a little extra cake so I made a spare. She really is into cats.
Above left: This frame idea was Rob’s. He wanted something to hang up all the stuff that accumulates on our fridge. Our old house just has a ledge where the ice box used to go by the back door, so every time we brush past it stuff falls downstairs. I used milk paint to refurbish an old frame and strung twine and stapled it to the back. For her party I hung photos from each month.
Above right: A little toadstool project I finished up for her party. Upholstered top with felt spots hand stitched on, epoxied log stem, and green fur-covered base. You know, just a lil’ sumpin’ sumpin’. Her little bunny is one from a batch that I made to go to RNG Gallery, so head over there if you want one! I kept this one for her, as it was a vintage calico that was my mom’s, and I had tea dyed it. It smells like . . . well, tea. Real nice.
Above left: Vintage sodas from my bro’s restaurant and paper straws from the same gal as her invites on Etsy.
Above right: Demolishing the bear’s head. Frosting everywhere. Tubby time in the middle of the party. So fun.
Happy birthday, my little one.