Baby’s First Birthday Party

baby's first birthday[Don’t forget to check the Wrinkle Cream Giveaway post and find out who is the winner!] This past year has gone by so quickly and my precious, tiny baby has grown so much. Every day that I have with her is filled with joy and I am still amazed at her ability to achieve so much in such a short time. My baby girl was born August 13, 2010 at 18:43 (6:43 pm)- now she is a one year old toddler. Here is how her first birthday went with plenty of pictures to tell the story.

We decided to do a lunchtime Princess themed birthday party at my parents’ house, so we spent the night over to prepare for the party (even though I know she will not remember it).

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My Baby is Enjoying Breakfast with Grandpa
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Some Princess Party Decor

After breakfast clean-up it was time to decorate while daddy (Jonathan) went to pick up the cake and pizza. We decided to keep lunch simple by getting Little Caesar’s pizza and ordering a Princess cake from Wal-Mart (they give you a free “smash” cake with your order for baby’s first birthday).

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Princess Castle Cake

I think the cake was beautiful and delicious, and my baby loves the toy castle and princess figurines that came with the cake. My baby enjoyed her pizza, and I made sure to cut it into tiny strips, which was easier for her to eat.

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Princess Anneliese didn't want her crown
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So "Princess" Daddy Wore It

After lunch we went outside to run around in the sprinkler, so we could work up an appetite for the cake. My baby’s first experience with the sprinkler was pretty good, but she was not willing to get very close.

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My Baby's Birthday Sprinkle Party

Happy Birthday Dear Anneliese! My baby devoured her smash cake.

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Messy Baby!

 

 

 

 

 

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After stuffing ourselves on cake we played a scratch-off card game for the Door Prize (chocolate truffles). I wanted to do something fun and different for both adults and children at the party, and received these cute, personalized princess scratch-off birthday cards to use at my baby’s first birthday party. {I will tell you more about them and my husband’s chocolate truffle recipe in another post} Everyone enjoyed the excitement of possibly winning a prize. Now, it is finally time to open presents!

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My Baby Opening Her Gifts
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New Toys are Awesome!

My baby was ready for a nap! She passed out at naptime, and even went to bed a little early that night too.

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Precious Sleepy Baby

In conclusion, baby’s first birthday party was a fun success for everyone. (Don’t forget to read my Fun Birthday Facts and Stats)! How about you? Did or Will you throw a big party for your baby’s first birthday?