I can’t believe Reagan has turned 1 already. The cruelest part of childhood is how fast it flies by. We are enjoying every minute of it.
I have been planning her party for months and since I had a very small budget I knew to be resourceful and creative. I should have titled this “How to have a great party on $100 bucks”
***Disclaimer*** These pictures are terrible. There was a storm rolling through casting shadows everywhere. Also, while I actually have a great camera I have not bother to learn how to “use” it. I just keep it on auto. So no spectacular photography here today folks.
I had envisioned this whole fete happening outside however after putting up the tent and hauling everything outside it became VERY apparent about 45 minutes before party time that we needed to haul everything in very quick like. It POURED.
Main Buffet table
The yummies. I left go of my controlling nature long enough to let Michael, his brother Mark and my mother in law help decorate the cupcakes and pixie pretzels. Perhaps they don’t look exactly as I had intended but we had a great time making them. I also discover that the pixie pretzels (pretzel rods dipped in candy melts) are the perfect PMS treat. Salty and sweet.
Drink table. I decorated the whole party around those polka dot straws. Seriously.
Crepe paper rosettes. These we so fun to make. I couldn’t bear to toss them so I pinned them up in the sewing room.
We had carrot cake and banana nut cupcakes. Homemade, of course.
I forgot to take a picture of the treat bags until after the party. At least there were a few left to take a picture of.
Our Birthday girl!
In hindsight I realize I should have made her a coordinating bib to cover her birthday dress.
Our first adventure with refined sugar.
We had so much fun at the party. We got to visit will lots of our favorite people and even open presents.
Whew…who is going to clean up this mess?