Surprise, surprise – Emmy’s first birthday party had a nesting doll theme! It was really fun to put together and I tried to make it as easy on myself as possible. I did that by serving super simple food (pizza – Emmy’s favorite and easy, easy appetizers)!
I also lost my SD card, so these are a collection of pics from my sister, father in law and friend, Megan! (I later found my SD card after I had taken tons of pictures on my camera only to realize that it wasn’t there. UGH.)
The invites set the stage for the party décor. I bought the babushka files on etsy, turned their hair brown and made the invites myself.
The party started at the front door.
I got this wreath idea from a blog, but made it to match Emmy’s invitations and colors. I just took two wreaths, cut one to “fit” on the bottom and wrapped them with ribbon. Then I just printed pages for the face and stomach. It was super easy and took about 10 minutes. My kind of project.
The entry table had a book called the Littlest Matryoshka for the guests to sign.
I made this “chalkboard” picture based off some really cute ideas I saw on Etsy. I just had it printed at QuikPrint and I mounted it to foam core board.
The favors were babushka-shaped pumpkin fudge. Even if you aren’t doing a babushka party, you should make the fudge. It rocked.
I have a big 4x4 print above my fire place. I wanted to have a huge sign put over it. I decided that I would save $75 and just print it at home using the tile feature in Illustrator. It’s not perfect, but I figured I would regret the cost after the night was over. I was correct. :)
Since I was terrible about taking her picture in a onesie each month with the cute numbers, I improvised and put her face in the babushka. Score one for laziness!
The star of the show (other than the actual star herself!!) were these amazing cakes from Frosten’s! I will tell you, they tasted as good as they looked! They were delicious and every one was raving about them! We had tons, so all of our guests were offered a piece (or three!) before they left.
And now for the real star of the show – serious faced baby!
And the best family picture we could get at a party full of distractions!
This is kind of how the cake went.
Other little details:
And next year’s party will be at a place where we rent and they do it all. Just kidding! It was fun to put together and so fun to celebrate my sweet little girl! I kept telling Tommy that she only turns one once ;)!