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Monday, May 9, 2011

Celebration of her first year. {Party Recap, Photo Style}

With the little Details...



The birthday outfit...

Birthday Dress from Pomme Pomme Couture. Birthday hat from Sunshine Daydream Creations.

The hugs & kisses from close family and friends...


and of course, cousins....


Our bellies were filled...


(Huge thanks to my mommy who prepared most of the delicious food!)



Song was sung and cake was consumed...


...and when the day was done,
our hearts were fuller than our stomachs.


Huge, huge thanks to my sister-in-law, Lyryn for getting most of the above pictures for me, and for the cake & cupcakes. Also, thanks to my parents for all their help with food, letting us use their gorgeous yard. Last but not least to my gorgeous sister for helping bring my birthday vision to life. Could not have done it without you all :) Eme thanks you, too!

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Today? I soak up the last day with my 11 month old. Tomorrow, she turns 1 officially. 

Happy Monday!

(To see all the birthday images, visit my Flickr Page later in the week!)


**If you have any questions about party details, be sure to ask. I'll try to form a little q&a post about that stuff if I can.**

58 comments:

  1. Love it!!! I love the yellows and blue and how you managed to tie them into everything (including your outfit which btw I love the dress! Yours and Emes :D). The food looks so yummy I'm practically drooling on the keyboard :)
    One of my favourite things is the owl pot it looks so cute where did you get it???
    Tell Eme a big Happy Birthday from Australia :)
    xxx

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  2. What great pictures! Your theme carried out so well in everything - even your clothing! Beautiful! And Emeline definitely looked like she enjoyed her cake!

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  3. What a fun party atmosphere! Eme looks so sweet in that dress...but I told you that already ;)

    And that food! It's just past 7am and that food is making my stomach growl with hunger!

    Fun times momma, fun times. Enjoy your last day with your "baby"....cause honestly, it was like a flick of a switch when C turned 1....they just, grow up!

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  4. Everything looks AMAZING!!

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  5. Beautiful! That looks like it was a truly amazing day. =)

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  6. Aw, Katie, it was perfect!! Everything looks amazing! Especially the little birthday girl :) Gosh, how has it already been a year?! I think I started following you right before you announced you were pregnant with Emeline, and I just can't believe it's been that long!

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  7. Ah! Perfection!!! Sooooo beautiful :)

    OK, question. Where did you get the pretzels & did you make the banner or buy it? Help a fellow party-planning momma out!

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  8. Ahhhh, Katie!!!! Everything was pure perfection!!!!!! You can tell everything was a labor of love and I know your girl felt special. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!! :)

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  9. You did such a great job! The party turned out beautifully! Congrats on getting through your first year mama!

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  10. Holy cuteness! I love it all! You did such a great job! Eme is a lucky girl, every detail is perfection!

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  11. Great job what a cute little party! love everything! Her dress is so cute :) !

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  12. Love how you set up all these pictures! So cute! Great party, momma!

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  13. This looks like such an amazing party! Wow...I love the summery yellow and tons of food! You must have been stuffed and still had leftovers for days. Congrats, it looks like everything was a raging success!

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  14. LOVE the theme, it is special to me...my mom used to sing it to me every night as a little girl and I sang it to Kaiden all the time too. Such a happy day, bright and cheery just like emeline! Happy one year to you too mommy! It is a big milestone for mommy's.

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  15. WOW! You did such a great job and everything looks beautiful and perfect! I am sure Emeline will look back one day and feel truly special that her momma put so much thought into her first birthday.

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  16. I love it all! Your vision is definitely beautiful!
    Enjoy your day today with lil' miss

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  17. It turned out fabulous!!! I especially love the chocolate covered pretzels. How on Earth did you get them to look like flowers?!? So cool. I hope you blow up the picture of the three of y'all (the first one) to a canvas. It's such a great picture!

    Enjoy the last day with your 11 month old. She's almost 1 Mama!!!

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  18. Katie this looks great, I love it... and your matching outfit! I love the look on Eme's face in the photo w/declan in the photo cube its presh.

    Your making me re-consider my candyland birthday theme, not to blue & yellow.. but to more of just a color theme.. I feel like I would have more freedom then if it were candyland...

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  19. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What an awesome celebration of a beautiful little girl!

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  20. The party turned out great (not that there was any doubt!)

    And that family picture at the end is priceless!

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  21. Everything looks great! Love the dress on E and her adorable birthday hat! You looked lovely, the colors were perfect :)

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  22. Wow! Such a cute theme and you did it so well! How did you make the "you are my sunshine" banner?

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  23. Katie you did an amazing job! Everything looks so great. I've already started planning for Alivia's birthday in September because there are so many things I want to do. Otherwise it's so overwhelming and expensive to wait until the end. Anyway, great job and you looked beautiful!

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  24. You did such a great job!
    Happy Birthday Emeline!
    She's such a sweetie!

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  25. What a great party and celebration Katie! Looks like you guys all had a fantastic time!

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  26. I am not even a little bit surprised at how well everything came together. You rock.

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  27. yay! it was such an amazing party. and i love how every time we throw a party people act surprised at all we do. haha. when are they gonna get to used to our party planning madness? LOL!

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  28. Katie, What an awesome birthday party!! Great theme. I am glad the weather cooperated. You look great in the picture with you smiling next to E as she eats her cake.

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  29. looks like an amazing party, great job. Love all the pictures. Emeline is just adorable

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  30. Beautiful party! Yellow is SO Eme's color :) where did you get that cake plate? It's so pretty!

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  31. Everything looks like it was AMAZING! You did such a great job!! Happy Birthday Em!

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  32. what an AWESOME looking party. Love the yellow. So bright and happy..like eme :) wanna plan my birthday?! you've got 10 months!

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  33. All of your hard work paid off! The party looks beautiful. Glad to hear you all enjoyed the big day!

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  34. This was incredible. So pretty and happy! Loved the colors! Enjoy your last day with your BABY baby. :) Don't worry, it gets even more fun after this!

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  35. Seriously gorgeous pictures. What a fun sunny theme, perfect for sunny happy little Emeline. You downplay your creativeness but seriously... this is the sweetest little 1st birthday party I've ever had the pleasure of seeing pictures of. You could make a living off party planning, so creative and fun.

    My fav picture is Emeline with the handful of cake going into her mouth. Perfection :)

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  36. What a great party! I love the theme!

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  37. My favorites: 1) Buttoned 'E', 2) Bday dresses - both Emeline and yourself, and 3) The pennant banner. Everything looked great, and you are seriously glowing, it's easy to tell how happy you are!

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  38. what a cutie! Happy birthday big girl!
    I think it turned out amazing Katie! I love all your cake poppers and the rest of the yummies! You are one crafty momma :-) Gorgeous pictures as always :-)

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  39. so fantastic! i love all the details...and the birthday girl?? ADORABLE!!

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  40. ADORABLE! You (and of course your little babe) are so cute. I love her outfit, the decorations, and the food. It looks like you had a fantastic day!

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  41. I mean, seriously?! LOVE. This is beyond amazing, Katie! What a fun theme and I just adore all of the details!! Eme looks precious of course and everything is just SO perfect!

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  42. katie, that looks like so much fun! you are so creative and emeline looks so cute. glad she was feeling better. but where was declan's yellow??

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  43. Such a beautiful party! Everything looks adorable! :) Happy almost 1st birthday to your sweet girl.

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  44. Looks like it turned out great! Love the colors and everything looked amazing! Congratulations! It only keeps getting better!

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  45. ADORABLE!!! Everything as neat as can be! loved every single little detail. You have the Cutest family! Happy First Lap around the SUN Eme!

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  46. Looks like a lot of thought and love went into your "little loves" beautiful birthday party!!! Love the theme...I always used to sing that song to Malea when she was my only one...now when I sing it I make it plural ;-)

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  47. Ohmygosh Katie - this is the cutest first birthday party ever!!! I love it. I can't believe how amazing all your little details are.

    I totally wish I could hire you to do my wedding.... it would be awesome.

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  48. Questions? So glad you asked!

    1. Most importantly, how did you plan all of this without becoming an over-emotional ball of tears? My son turns 1 in 3.5 months (I really need to get on the ball) and I've been tearing up at any mention of this occasion.

    2. What sites did you find most helpful? Both for ideas and purchasing things.

    3. Did you make those chocolate covered pretzels? I need to know how or where I can find them.

    4. Tips on not breaking the bank?

    I'm so very impressed by all of this. It is perfect!

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  49. The party looks great! :) LOVE the decor! She certainly is a lil miss sunshine! Have a great fam vacation!

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  50. Gorgeous! Everything looked perfect!

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  51. Fantanstic party Katie. Emeline is a very lucky little girl. I love your dress and sweater - where are they from?

    Happy Birthday Emeline,
    Lisa & Olivia

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  52. What an awesome party! It looks like it should be in a magazine. What fun!

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  53. You did such an AMAZING job on all the little touches for E's party - what an inspiration!! I hope you enjoyed every minute of your weekend!

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  54. what a wonderful birthday party-it looks like it was perfect! You did such an amazing job

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  55. I love love love your table displays! So beautiful. Congrats on a great party!

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  56. It looks like yall had a lot of fun! i love all of the decorations!! You are my sunshine was the song my my Mom always use to sing to me!

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  57. Oh wow! I love it!
    It is such a wonderfully cute-and girly-and springy-and everything nice party :) Great job planning the most beautiful party!

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  58. I don't even have enough words to describe how cute this party is!!!! You are awesome! L.O.V.E. every single detail. :)

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