Sunday, August 30, 2009

Isabella's 1st Birthday Party

Every article you read in parenting magazines and on the web tell you to keep your baby's first birthday party small and simple. Well, I decided not to listen to the experts and throw a bash second only to my wedding. I have been planning for months. I searched the web high and low for the perfect theme, decorations and favors. I chose the theme "1 Upon a Time" as was only fitting for my princess. I filled my house with pink and green banners, pom poms, flowers and balloons. As for the favors for the big kids and the adults, I created a candy buffet which I am sure all the parents loved (ha ha). For the babies, I had snack containers personalized since they could not partake of the plethora of candy.

And all the articles say that the party isn't for the baby but for the mom...blah. blah. They don't know my girl! She was in her element. She looked like an absolute doll in her party dress and her diamond necklace that her daddy bought for her. This picture says it all - It looks as if she is saying, "Let's party!!!!"
She loved being surrounded by all of the people who love her- there were about 80 people here. The only part of the party she didn't like was the cake. She loved the singing and with the help of Alex blew out her candle. Then she started flinging cake - she didn't like the way it tasted. She wouldn't eat any of it. So glad I took the time to make two milk-free smash cakes for her (the first being a trial run).
I know I could have thrown a small little get together to mark the completion of Isabella's first year, but that would not do. There is something larger than life about her. Something that I cannot explain. She is the epitome of joy and happiness. Her eyes and her smile light up the world. And if you know her, you know what I am talking about. It is a testament to how truly special she is that all of those people came to celebrate this milestone in her life.

And even though Isabella won't remember this party, I will, and I can't wait to tell her all about it and show her all of the pictures. I am her Momma and I know if she could have told me what she would have wanted, it would of been the exact party I planned. She is a social butterfly and was as happy as could be the whole day! I can't believe that in two days I will be writing her birthday letter. I just hope I will be able to put into words how much I love her...

PS. Note to all the moms making candy buffets - don't put Nerds out. I am going to be picking those things up off of the floor for months - they are worse than pine needles at Christmas!

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