I don't think it's a secret that I really, really, love to plan birthday parties. I have had ideas for Addie's first birthday for a long time. (Okay, since before she was born. Don't judge me!) Fueling my obsession, my equally party-obsessed friend, Stacy, recently told me about The Hostess with the Mostess. She is pretty much my new party planning hero. As soon as I saw her garden party, I knew that I wanted to try to do a scaled down version for Addie's birthday party. (Actually, I would have loved to exactly duplicate it, but I don't think I have the resources or the talent for that!)
I decided to have Addie's party in our backyard with a decoration theme of polka dots and a color scheme of pink, green, and yellow. (This is how her nursery is decorated.) Thankfully, the days of non-stop rain finally ended, and the party day was beautiful. My amazing friend, Steph, asked her awesome husband, Jake, to make this adorable birthday banner.
fondant, and made this ridiculously cute cake. (Thanks to Jamie for sharing the fondant recipe she saw on Cut Out and Keep.)
cake pop recipe.
Now, only two and a half months until Jack's birthday! Already, the plans are forming!
And, just so this post doesn't completely neglect Jack and Harry, here is a funny conversation of theirs I overheard last week....
Harry to the clouds: "Stop raining!" Jack to Harry: "What did they say? I think they said no."