Monday, September 28, 2009

Party Day!

I've been MIA for the past week or so. I took an unintentional little blogging break. Our schedule this fall is very full. Between school, sports, and church related activities my weeks seem to be quite crazy at the moment. I know we will settle into a routine soon, but as for now I am just trying to keep up and manage the chaos! I have been meaning to blog about Sophie's first birthday party for a while now. Here is the much belated post...

Friday, September 11th, we celebrated Sophie's 1st Birthday with our family and friends. We went with an ice cream theme and everyone got to create their very own ice cream sundae. Most of the party took place in our backyard, so I was truly thankful for beautiful weather.

I had SO...much fun decorating for this party.

Now I have done my share of bug, football, Elmo, and Wonder Pet parties, but there was something so special about planning a party for my little girl.

I got to use lots of pink and brown...two of my favorite colors.

We played some ice cream themed games...

pin the cherry
on the ice cream cone,
an ice cream pinata,

and an ice cream cone relay game.

I think the kids enjoyed just playing in the sand box...

and on the play set the most though.

My sweet friend Jessica made her birthday hat.
Sophie wore it as we all sang "Happy Birthday"!

Then it was time to dig into her cake!

Sophie didn't hesitate at all!
She is not really a big sweet lover,
but she enjoyed making a mess with her cake!

After all the fun outside, it was time to open presents.
Her cousin Jake was there to help her out!

For the favors, everyone went home with ice cream cone bubbles.

We were so thankful to all our dear friends and family for coming to celebrate such a special occasion with us, and for making the evening so wonderful!


Terri said...

What a fun, fun party! I am sure it was a thrill for you to prepare for your baby girl. I love all the details, but I think the frilly, feather-y party hat on Sophie is the absolute best! Great job, Jenny!!!! Blessings!

Caroline said...

What a cute party. Great job!

Mandy said...

How Sweet!!! Sophie is so adorable... It's so hard to believe they are already one. Time sure goes by fast!

Melanie said...

Oh I have been waiting for this post! I was SO bummed to miss the fun & just knew Jeff's description of the decorations would not cut it...everything looks amazing & I don't know how you had time to do it all, but it looks beautiful!
We enjoyed loving on Sophie & Hudson last night!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

You did great! I love the ice cream theme:)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a great party! The pictures are adorable. Sophie is too cute!

*Kc* said...

Just found your blog.
Your kids are precious!! That bday looks like so much fun =) My youngest daughter will be 1 on Oct 21st. I can't wait!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

What a sweet party! Loved the pictures :)

Bethany said...

We had fun celebrating Sophie's big day! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks for Jake's!
P.S. Glad you blogged today. Missed reading your posts and seeing everyone!

Courtney said...

Looks like a great party. I love all the decorations!

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday Sophie! What a fun party- I'm really loving the brown/pink theme for girls these days. So cute!!

Mary Ann said...

Great pictures! Looks like Sophie had a great party!!!!