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Friday, January 15, 2010

Birthday Decor

So, it has been awhile. But I feel like I have some pretty good excuses. I just left the company I had been with for almost 8 years for a new one - not to mention that this transition occured during the holidays. AND...HK turned one. Yes, it is true. She is officially one.


We celebrated the occasion by throwing a Winter One-derland party. I loved the play on words, but I then had to come up with a way to make this theme come to life. I feel like this post is very "Patra," a dear friend of mine who is Martha Stewart times a million. I certainly hope that I can live up to her standards. Just check out her decor and you will know what I mean.


So-here are some decor pics from little miss's first birthday party! We had a few friends over and immediate family and kept it small-it was perfect!




We spray painted tree branches silver and hung snowflakes and pictures of HK. At the front door, we had a Wishing Tree and everyone was asked to write a message, wish or hope to HK and hang on the tree. (thanks mom-she did all of the hard work-the spray painting!)


The final wishing tree with all of her wishes! I am going to string these together into a booklet for her.


These were the favors/slash activity for the party-little snowflakes to decorate and take home.




Some more decor and painted branches. I filled glass vases all over the house with these.




We had a hot cocoa bar with all kinds of mix-ins and hot cider.

THE cake-need I say more? Dessert Designs is incredible-this had a layer of sour cream pound cake and a layer of chocolate truffle. INCREDIBLE.

Her little smash cake-she liked it, needless to say!
The birthday girl herself enjoying cake!!

I hope everyone is having a blessed new year! We certainly are!

4 comments:

  1. I adore it - when I read Winter One-derland I knew I would! The wish tree is my fave!! Cake looks amazing!!! Miss you (and thanks for the shout-out)!

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  2. Great way to spend a snowy, freezing afternoon-could not have been a better first birthday! She is a lucky girl and we are all blessed beyond words. I love you guys!!

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  3. 人生的光榮,不在永不失敗,而在於能夠屢仆屢起。 ..................................................

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  4. OMG, that cake! I had almost forgotten about it and then I got on this site and saw that picture. I am now drooling all over myself - the BEST cake i have EVER experienced.

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