Sweet Baby Berlyn

Sweet Baby Berlyn

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Berlyn's Birthday Party!

I am FINALLY getting to posting about Berlyn's one year birthday party.  A lot of people who don't know Berlyn personally will look at this picture and say "Aw, she looks sad."  The truth is, this is the face she makes when the sun is shining in her eyes!  This is one of my favorite faces of hers that she makes.  This has to be the most perfect shot I got of her the whole day.

My pride and joy for the party (aside from the beautiful birthday girl), was the dessert table.  I got pretty much everything from Hobby Lobby and made 95% of it myself.

"Berlyn" banner made from cardstock and yarn

The letter "B" I purchased from Hobby Lobby and painted it pink. Vases and flowers from Michaels

Cupcakes made my my fab mom and I (idea found on Pinterest)

Cake pops made by Lanisa from Nisa's Sweets. Buckets filled with rice made the perfect stand for them!

There were also tissue poms that took me FOREVER to fluff up, but of course I failed to photograph them... There was also a glass jar filled with chocolate covered raisins with cute little cups to put them in. 

For food, we served hot dogs and polish sausages with all the fixin's: chili, cheese, onion, mustard, and ketchup.  Everyone seemed to love the food and had a good time.  I'm guessing the beer and Patron helped kick it up a notch, too.

Opening presents was my favorite part.  Every time we opened a new gift, Berlyn would look at it and say, "WOW!"  She was being so cute that day!  I could not have asked for anything more - she really is my pride and joy!

After gifts we went ahead and had Berlyn "smash" into her cake.  We didn't get a picture of my husband and I next to the birthday girl in her highchair before she attempted to eat it... FAIL.  But we did get a few of her crying during most of the whole thing.

Cake from Albertson's! Sorry - I'm not that crafty... banner made by me with materials from Hobby Lobby

The hat was bugging her!

All in all, the party was a complete success.  There were a few hiccups in the planning process, but overall it worked itself out and I was happy with the turnout.  It has taken me so long to get this post up and I still have yet to send out our thank-yous [worst mom ever!].  And, to end this post, here are a couple more photos of the three of us.  Hope everyone has a great Saturday night!