Bailey's birthday party was spectacular! Everything I had hoped it would be :) I spent months cutting out penguins on a Cricut, finding discount party supplies, hand creating invitations, etc. Finally the day arrived for the big party! It was SO MUCH FUN! All of the kiddos watched Happy Feet and ate popcorn. The adults talked and ate awesome food and Bailey ran around getting loved on by everyone. There is nothing quite like a celebration of your own little miracle.
It was amazing seeing all of our friends and family there to show us how special our little Bailey is to them. She was spoiled rotten and loved every minute of it. All of the planning, time and effort that went into her party was worth every minute. We'll see if I have that kind of energy next year with a six month old too :)
The morning of her party, Bailey hung out with her penguin presents from Papa and Catie from the day before and waited for the fun to begin!
I went early and set up all of the fun details. The cake table with her month-by-month banner and her smash cake that she obliterated later!
There were hot chocolate and ornament favors for everyone. (And a cookie decorating station for the kids that I somehow forgot to take a picture of.
We had tons of food, a sweet birthday banner, and the perfect place for Little Miss to SMASH her first birthday cake!
She looked so precious in her special outfit. Even her pediatrician contributed to her day! She made the bottle cap that is in the middle of Bailey's bow! (It has a penguin on it to match the theme.)
After food and fun it was time for Bailey's favorite part- PRESENTS!
Next came the cake. Bailey had no idea what to make of it, but eventually enjoyed smashing it EVERYWHERE!!
I think there was more cake and strawberry frosting on the walls than she actually ate! As you can imagine- it culminated in a sink-bath for Bean!
Matt and I made it through our first year of parenthood. All in all I think we did a pretty good job. We are all healthy and happy and no worse for the wear :) I can't wait to see what Bailey's second year brings!
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