Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day and Alex's First Birthday

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. If you're in the U.S., please take a moment to remember why we celebrate Memorial Day today. Thank you to all the brave men and women who sacrificed for what they believe in.

Yesterday was Alex's first birthday! Wow, where did the year go? It was a good day; she had a lot of fun.
The Decorations
We themed it Princess and kept things simple. I got all my ideas from Pinterest.
Once Upon A Time banner made from paper plates, paper doilies, and scrapbook paper. I was so happy to use my Cricut to cut out the circles and the letters.
It was too big hung up to get all in one picture.
We had the party in the church fellowship hall. Pink and white tablecloths, pink Princess crepe paper and princess party favors on the tables.
Baby food jars with the lids spray painted, mini crowns from Party City hot glued on, and pink Sixlets. We encouraged people to take them home; out of ten, we brought two home with us.

The Cake
I'm lousy at making cakes, so when I saw a picture on Pinterest of cupcakes arranged in the shape of a dress, I jumped on it. Pink Velvet cupcakes with petal pink icing and edible pearls. The necklace and crown came from Dollar Tree. I put those away for when she's older.

The Party
She was really tired when we first got there. After a small nap during service, she was a lot happier. Her shirt says Birthday Princess.
We had about 15 people there. 
Alex enjoyed her first piece of pizza.
And really enjoyed her first cupcake.
She loved opening her presents.
We got her a swing for outside. Tim hasn't been able to hang it yet because it's been raining nonstop for the last week. I'll get pictures when it's up.

Have a good Memorial Day.
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)


  1. Happy birthday little one! Great pics I love the idea for the cake.

  2. Sweet photos, and I love your banner! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  3. Great decorations and cupcake cake. Alex looks like she enjoyed her cupcake and party.


  4. Oh my, pretty princess sure did get treated like a princess, she's so adorable having her first pizza and cupcake! the decorations are lovely:)

  5. Happy 1st Birthday Alex! Cute decorations!

  6. Happy Birthday to Alex, it looks as if she had a great time, the decorations were lovely. :) xx

  7. Cute photos!!! Happy Birthday Alex!!

  8. Awe sweet! Happy belated birthday to your princess!