Teeny Steamie- turns 1!!

file under: better late than never…  Our little Teeny Steamie is now 19 months old, but I realize I never published my post about her first birthday.  It’s been just a sad little draft sitting on my computer for months!

We celebrated each week on the red chair- but this year milestone is cause for a party!

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Everly’s 1st birthday fell on a Saturday- so it was so fun to have her party on her actual B-day!

Leading up to the party, people kept asking me what the “theme” was for the party… um… can “birthday party” be a theme!? haha. I didn’t have a theme per-se, but I did have a vision- RIBBONS… lots of them. I wanted to have one LONG table (I pretty much ALWAYS want one long table for parties) and I wanted to see lots of ribbons! I strung them up from the trellis to the house, and it created a colorful ceiling for our party! Other than the ribbons, we kept it simple, just a fabulous cake, family & friends, and obviously- some fun for the kiddos- in the form of a few toys, yard games (USC Corn hole) & we set the teepee set up in the yard with toys suitable for the littlest guests.   Steve & Danny crafted up a CUTE lemonade stand- that greeted people at the door, and some little “welcome” & “Everly” signs for the yard as well.     The lemons sprung up as a late mini-theme after we did her little mini shoot (scroll down for photo!).

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Here’s the ribbon set up on the patio.

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 The moose had to get some attention too.

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Spare ribbons embellished the wall of the side yard.  And happy discovery while rearranging for the party table- the outdoor sectional fits amazingly in the side yard!

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The guests enjoyed playing out side. There were bubbles, cornhole & music via Danny!  (I do think some people think we hired him as entertainment!  haha… thanks Danny!)

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The little guests got to take home pots & seeds to plant and bubble & toys too.  I wanted to do a potting table, so they could pot at the house, but then I worried no one would want o get messy- so they just got the parts to DIY it later!

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Daycare made this paper crown!

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and the best part of all parties- The DESSERT!

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Have your cake… Everly seemed a bit overwhelmed at the cake smash- she didn’t quite know what to do with it, but with her fabulous Grandma & Nana showing her how it was done, (and a little spoon) she did give it a good smash. and maybe even got a little taste in.

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We loved the ruffle cake, and her ruffle romper- I thought it tied in with the ribbons nicely- and she was the picture of Cuteness!

Everly LOVED the party & having all her favorite people over. So much so, that the next day- she kept crawling & opening the sliding door to head out to play with everyone again! Too bad they all had to go home! 🙂

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Earlier in the month we did a mini shoot for her “1 year” pics! She wore her ruffled birthday outfit- and out of the 100 or so photos the photographer sent us home with- she smiled in approximate 6. haha. But she had fun playing with the lemon and tolerated the headband long enough to snap the pics- so I’d call it a success!

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Happiest of 1st birthday’s to our little Everly. You are an amazing girl, and we’re so enamored & proud to be your parents!

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