I made the babes a birthday banner to hang so the party peoples could find us! (I made it reversible the other side has no letters so I can hang it up in her bedroom)
The cake. In my previous post you saw my cake inspiration and the cake fail (here is a picture to remind you of the fail). Note to those who did not read the previous post - do not try and do an ombre cake with berries for dye. you will get a pukey looking color (although delightfully flavored cake!)
After the cake fail I got some proper food coloring - the good stuff that is high concentrate. These are my 4 layers of baked cake
And finally the finished product! I LOVE how it turned out and everyone seemed impressed with my fancy cake! (which made me happy - although maybe I probably should have just gone with the "wow that must have been so difficult" comments instead of explaining how simple it really was). I even made a little bunting banner for the cake.
Isn't it beautiful!
The babes enjoyed the cake! (and yes, my girl has a 2piece. I know many parents are anti-2piece... and I would probably do a 1piece more often but diaper changes with a wet swimsuit are difficult! I remember as a kid being in tears trying to get my wet bathing suit off before I wet myself. those things are like glue when wet)
My family, myself, the babes, and the husband (our child likely won't ever be a football quarterback)
The babes loved the beach and spent the entire day walking on the sand and playing in the water with us, and enjoying cake and presents and all our friends and family that came out to celebrate with us!
We had a picture spot set up
The babes LOVED her modest mermaid doll I made her - yay! She showed it off to people and gave it lots of hugs!
the birthday dress I made her! (I was excited when people asked me where I bought it - as anyone who sews knows this is quite a compliment!) For you sewists out there I have a tutorial made and ready to go for this dress that will be out on the 10th of august!
Our thank-you favors for the kids were mini beach balls! I was happy to have a themed favor and I only forgot to give to one person who left a little early (but don't feel to badly for that child - I have one set aside for her!)
and now my darling babes is one year old. I am looking forward to this next year, and hoping it doesn't fly by quite as quickly as the last!