So what's the best way to prep for your daughter's first birthday party? THE STOMACH FLU! Naturally.
Carter and I were DOWN for TWO DAYS the week before the party. TWO DAYS. And my company holiday party was the night before her 11 am party...and apparently drinking two glasses of wine after having the stomach flu is equivalent to taking 73 shots of tequila...so let's just say my 6 am wake-up call to finish the party prep the next morning was miserable. There might have been a 9 am breakdown where I asked Carter to call everyone to cancel.
But alas...I found my inner strength...Carter rallied...and we pulled it off. I didn't get to the cupcake picks. Or hanging the lanterns. And the cake wasn't really baked in the center (no one ate it). But as you can see from the pictures, the event was still delightfully cute. And the most important customer surely didn't care that not all of the items on my Pinterest board were completed.
Have a look at our sweet celebration:
All photos by Crystal Downs
^ My favorite picture ^
^ I made the cake but got the topper on Etsy ^
^ Kettle Corn favors!! ^
^ Mac n Cheese cups & Ham Biscuits ^
And here are the best pictures of all...the birthday girl in striped tights.
It was a great party. Ana Claire was surrounded by people who love her. She thoroughly enjoyed her cupcake. I wouldn't change a thing :)