Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Very Minnie Birthday!

It has been a YEAR since my last post. One. Whole. Year. And let me just start by saying that a lot has changed! My little newborn baby is now a crazy 15 month old, and we purchased our very own home in August. Oh and to top it all off, I've switched careers and am now pursuing a career in teaching! To say the least it has been one hectic year, but beautiful year.

So in honor of getting back on the bloggin' bandwagon, I'm posting my most favorite shots of Kennedy's 1st birthday party! We did a black, pink, and gold Minnie Mouse theme, and most of the decorations were DIY or part of a printable kit I purchased off of Etsy.

That smile. Those little feets. I may be bias, but she is just too stinkin' cute for words.

Sorry ladies but I think Thomas wins for Husband/Father of the year award. 
He rocked the matching glitter shirt and Mickey ears without complaint!

I poured my blood, sweat, and tears into the dessert table. 
Okay maybe not blood... but I live in Florida, so there was definitely sweat!

Note to self: For baby #2, a mini wedding cake probably won't be necessary! 
But hey, we always go overboard for the first born, right?

These Oreo cupcakes were not only cute but also delicious! I found the idea for them off of Pinterest and found an awesome local baker who recreated them even better than I had hoped.

Another Pinterest recreation. These were a HUGE hit!

Made this beautiful Mickey Mouse inspired decoration using a floral pomander ball and two Styrofoam balls that I spray painted gold and then sprinkled on gold glitter.

Since the highchair was going under the mantle, the decor needed to really pop! I got lucky finding these huge letters to spell out "ONE" at Hobby Lobby for 50% off! I wrapped the mirror on the wall in wrapping paper to make sure everything matched. I've told you before I am very detail oriented!

The Spread!

Goofy's Fruity Dip: Strawberry marshmallow fluff mixed with cream cheese. 
Let's just say it's basically crack that you eat with fruit!

Mickey Sandwiches: The original plan was to use my cool Mickey Mouse food cutter and shape all of the bread and toppings into Mickey Mouse heads. Well, the cutter would barely cut through a slice of bread, so that cool Pinterest idea when out the window!

Chip N' Dale's Chips & Dip: No party is complete with my favorite and super easy cheese dip! You just combine one can of Rotel with a package of Velveeta cheese and serve warm.

Pretty paper party supplies are even prettier when you stick 'em next to fresh flowers!

Painted vintage highchair? Check! 
DIY scrap fabric banner? Check! 
Cake bigger than baby's head? Check!

"Maybe I'll just poke at it..."

Matching "Daddy" and "Mama" Mickey Mouse Inspired Shirts: Beecutsominc via Etsy
Kennedy's Personalized 1st Birthday Shirt: Everafterfairytales via Etsy
Kennedy's Princess Ears: Littletreasure4u via Etsy
Mom's Minnie Ears: Phantommanorboutique via Etsy
Daddy's Mickey Ears: Local party supply shop
Gold Dessert Stands: Homegoods/TJMaxx
1st Birthday Minnie Mouse Inspired Candle: Adohreeables via Etsy
Party Printables: Labellestudio via Etsy
Cake/Cupcakes/Cake Pops: C.R. Sweets
Photography: Debra Maki Photography

DIY Projects:
Painted high chair
Scrap fabric banner
Floral Minnie Mouse decor
12 month photo banner

With Love,
Meghan XoXo

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