Friday, October 28, 2011

Birthday Party

Scarlett's birthday was a milestone for all of us.  We wanted to celebrate her amazing little life, her triumphs and her bright future.  I decided we would celebrate with a rainbow theme.  Her birthday was the rainbow after nearly a year of rain clouds, and I couldn't resist surrounding us all with vibrant colors.

We started the day with a little photo shoot at the park.

Then, the party began.  All the excitement led to an interrupted nap and a pretty grumpy baby.  But, well, the party wasn't really for her sake and we all had fun anyway!

Tissue paper poms - made using Martha Stewart's tutorial

This was her big smile for the afternoon.  As for her outfit:  it's mommy-made!
Rear view!

She took solace in whichever grandparent would protect her. 
I also made a fun little cake.
I used this tutorial for the fruit-flavored layers (basically, it's two cake mixes split into 6 bowls, then each is mixed with fruit and tiny bit of food color.)  It was AWESOME!
You can see that Scarlett was impressed...
Her first bike!

Time to start planning the next party!

Thank you to Krista from Krista Lucas Photography for sticking with us all day and helping us capture some precious memories!


JustJackie26 said...

Great theme!! She is so precious, I love y'alls pics in the park!

Seriously....Me. said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congrats and Happy Birthday to Scarlett!

Just the Tip said...

You did a great job with the DIY stuff!

Scarlet looks so happy & healthy!

Happy Birthday Scarlett!!

katy said...

So glad you were able to celebrate in style! Here's to many more wonderful birthdays for little Scarlett!! xo

Robin said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! It all looks amazing! I hope Miss Scarlett had a super great birthday! So happy for you guys! :) God is GOOD!

DiJe said...

Happy happy Birthday Scarlett!

Mishu said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Baby girl! I can't believe you made so many things for her birthday party... where do you find the time to do this stuff? And the present you guys got her was awesome, My daughter has loved her bike since 8 months old!!

Becky said...

I LOVE the picture of Grandpa with all that rainbow fluffiness on his lap. So adorable. :)

I love the cake banner idea too. That's a great way to liven up a cake without having to mess around with decorating the frosting. Very cool!

Emily said...

She looks beautiful and that was a great theme! Happy Birthday Scarlett!

Christa said...

LOVE your theme! Great job! And I love Scarlett's headband! Adorable!
Christa, oct. 2010 mom

Unknown said...

Scarlett is such a beautiful girl and both of you are lucky to have each other in your lives. Loved the photos from her birthday party. I can only imagine how you guys managed to pull through the hard times. I’m also blessed with a baby girl, and we’ll be celebrating her 1st birthday tomorrow at the event space NYC.