|This was my gift to Therese. I make all the babies a cross stitch announcement, stocking, and baby book.|
|Tea sandwiches! Salmon and goat cheese. Cucumber and cream cheese.|
|Quiche! One is spinach, peppers, and feta, the other is ham, caramelized onions, and gruyere.|
I don't normally theme first birthdays. This one had a theme because John has learned about party themes over the past year. I still primarily just themed the food and he very few decorations. If it was "S" week in John's preschool, there probably would have been a lot more star crafting going on. But we were on "D" with a lot of dirt. Oh well.
John swooped in and blew out the candle. He thought it was so funny. Therese was a little thrown off by all of these people singing to her.
|Surprise inside star cake is .... kind of a star?|
|She preferred to slobber her way through the wrapping paper.|
|John tried really hard to teach her about this present opening business.|
|Therese got a St. Therese! If you like the cute saint doll, I'm told they come from Huggie Saints. She sells through etsy.|
Not super well pictured are the 18 adults, 3 preschoolers/toddlers, 4 babies + 1 in utero.
We really like having these big birthday parties. It is highly dependent on current level of busy we are for determining how pinterest crafty these parties become. If it stops being fun, and starts getting stressful, I don't do it. She's turning one, not getting married.
I do push myself on my cake making abilities every time. One, it's good for me to be a little out of comfort zone, and, two, I probably wouldn't ever get around to working on my skills with sugar if I didn't have the birthday event to work on.