The Birthday Girl:I should probably end with this, but I'll start with my favorite picture. During her 1st birthday party she dove into the cake and was NOT shy! It made for great photos. This time she started out a bit timid but when she saw us all gathering around, her inner model came out. Yeah it made me proud.
I mean, really.
Jordan got the best close ups! I just love these!
I always say I am not a baker nor am I good at decorating cakes but I still try. I was pretty happy with her cakes and I am starting to realize my challenge is finding a cute way to present cakes without having to really know how to decorate them. It's actually sort of a fun challenge.
I made the book cake using this tutorial. I kept it simple with a DIY book page topper and cute "reading" glasses. You can't tell in this shot but I used vintage books as chargers.
I loved the cake set up. The balloons, fairy tale book, hat...everything. So cute, fun, and simple.
And can I tell you how obsessed I am/was with this mini book topper?! I have always loved things miniature and tiny books to match the party totally fit the bill.
These photos (below) are all family and were taken by my awesome SIL, Christy.
Nadia was named after Joe's nana and their birthdays are just 1 day apart (Nadia missed being born on nana's birthday by 4 1/2 hours!). I wish we'd thought to get a photo of the two of them together but at least we got to sing happy birthday to nana and they could share the party!
And our little family:
(and I might have gone a bit overboard with matching the party. oops.)
(bottom two photos by Christy).
And there you have it. 7 months later. But who's counting? Most sources were listed in the initial posts. If there's a DIY or source you need, just give me a shout via comment below or email! Since I'm due the day after Nadia's birthday there's a good chance this will be a pizza and cupcake year (boo!) so this will have to tide me over! Looking back a bit removed from mishaps, etc, I really loved how it turned out! I love celebrating my little baby in a creative and fun way.
Thanks to Captured. NH. for these photos.