Here are some photos of Isabella's first birthday party. They are all jumbled and out of order because that is the way blogger loads! It was a lovely time...and Tommy and I (and Isabella, too) enjoyed celebrating with family and friends.
DIY Jones soda labels
DIY Jones soda labels
I cheaped out on the Jones Soda personalized labels from the company ($50 for a 12 pack) but really wanted them for the party so I spent an entire evening creating my own labels. They turned out cute and ended up being more personalized than the ones they offer (because of the information on the back)...the only drawback is that you can't put these in a bucket of ice like you could the ones from the company as these do not have the waterproof laminate like theirs do. We put some in the fridge and some just sat out. Jones is a tasty soda, we think!
Party favors...I saved all of her baby food jars (stage 2) and we painted the lids and filled them with tiny snickerdoodles (that mom and I stayed up until 2am baking the night before the party). The only drawback...you had to eat them within a day or two or they ended up taking on a wee bit of the paint flavor of the lid. Who "saves" cookies anyway? We topped them off with some ribbon and a tag to match her party colors.
What party is complete without your BFF and your cousin? This is the ride-on toy that Chase got for Isabella (that he fully intended on taking back after the party.) He kept his eyes on it at all times!
It has a horn that she's pretty fond of! We've worn a path around the kitchen and living room...but, just like her mommy, she can barely enjoy the ride because she's too busy looking behind her to make sure one of us is still there with her, pushing. She's not much on hanging out alone. I don't know wheeeeeere she gets it?!
Grammy and Papa got her a baby doll carriage which was a big hit!
Getting some birthday love from her two biggest fans...
Digging in to her little smash cake (again, we're going backward...starting with the clean up pictures)
Two of her birthday pictures...and then a picture of her the day she came home from the hospital. 5 pounds, 5 ounces... it makes me cry each time I look at it.
Her cake was exactly what I hoped it would be...beautiful and delicious! It was made by my very talented and sweet friend Amanda. She needs to go into business, don't you think.
And that is all for now. The birthday girl is napping at the moment and when she wakes she will have some lunch (she has graduated to whole milk now!) and then we are going to try to head out to do some Christmas shopping. I am looking forward to time off work and visiting with family over this extended weekend.