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A Bright and Happy 1st Birthday Party

A Bright and Happy 1st Birthday Party

For weeks I thought of what sort of theme I would do for my Rosie's Birthday. I went back and forth between a few but I kept coming back to the fact that, first of all she's one and didn't need a theme, I know I know, but Second, Rosie has always just been our happy girl that brightens anyone's day that sees her. Since day one she's been making people smile. So I went with it. 

With a few weeks till the party I checked Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration, I definitely found amazing ideas but then I just got super overwhelmed, down on my own creativity and called the party off, sulked for a minute and quit. I got swallowed up with work and life that it wasn't until a couple of days before her birthday that I thought of the party again. With the push from my mom and sister WE decided to throw her a simple little party and just invite our family and a few of our close friends. But we have a hard time keeping anything small, so a big party it became. (Yes, we drive our husbands nuts.)

Alright alright I will quit chatting, I will just unload all the photo goodness her with little blips mixed in! But I just wanted you to know that no matter what these photos look like, There was a lot of self doubt, craziness and disorganization. Don't miss the sweetest video at the end done by my sweet friend Kallie of KC Film and Photo.

I am so so lucky to have had my mom and sister help so much with all the set up of the decorations and food and really actually pull the party together! 

I am so so lucky to have had my mom and sister help so much with all the set up of the decorations and food and really actually pull the party together! 

These little pancake bites were a HIT!! Buttermilk Pancakes, Strawberry, Nutella, Raw Cane Sugar and Whipped Cream!

These little pancake bites were a HIT!! Buttermilk Pancakes, Strawberry, Nutella, Raw Cane Sugar and Whipped Cream!

Only the fanciest thing ever, fun fetti cake and the simplest Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

Only the fanciest thing ever, fun fetti cake and the simplest Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

My sweet friend Allie made these cookies for her party and they were not only the cutest things ever but they we DELICIOUS.

My sweet friend Allie made these cookies for her party and they were not only the cutest things ever but they we DELICIOUS.

One of my favorite details is this high chair, it was my moms when she was little, her mama Gwennie, my grandma, passed away 9 years ago and it helps us feel like shes around a bit more. Monty sat in it for his 1st birthday too!

One of my favorite details is this high chair, it was my moms when she was little, her mama Gwennie, my grandma, passed away 9 years ago and it helps us feel like shes around a bit more. Monty sat in it for his 1st birthday too!

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Rosie was given a Made By Mary Bracelet and it seriously could not be cuter on her. (notice her temporary tattoos.

Rosie was given a Made By Mary Bracelet and it seriously could not be cuter on her. (notice her temporary tattoos.

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Oh why does the cake look like that you ask?? Oh I just dropped it on the floor when we went to sing to her. It's fine. we just flipped the candles around and sang anyway :)

Oh why does the cake look like that you ask?? Oh I just dropped it on the floor when we went to sing to her. It's fine. we just flipped the candles around and sang anyway :)

Oh and we let her eat it. I had mopped the floor right before the party. I know I know, mom of the year.

Oh and we let her eat it. I had mopped the floor right before the party. I know I know, mom of the year.

We handed out temp tattoos to all of our cute friends that came. I wish I could say that is the only one we put on Monty...  

We handed out temp tattoos to all of our cute friends that came. I wish I could say that is the only one we put on Monty...  

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I am still dying over her pigtails.  

I am still dying over her pigtails.  

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S'mores before dinner? Always yes.

S'mores before dinner? Always yes.

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