Her first party was back before the time of Pinterest. I had to rely heavily on mass produced party products and old ideas. As much as I love all of the great ideas for first birthday parties, I think Story's was still pretty awesome.
I had two celebrations for her. The first was on her actual birthday. It was low key. We celebrated at my house with a few people
I didn't have a whole lot of decorations set up.
The cake was homemade, obviously. Ha. And I know, the words are backwards.
Enjoying her bit of cake :)
The real party was a few days later. She celebrated it with another little girl.
My favorite part, and something I plan on using again, are the balloons and how they are taped on to a streamer. I like the effect it had on the room.
All of the cookies, cakes, and cupcakes were made by me. This was pre-Celiac. If I remember correctly, I used Kool-Aid to color the icing.
And apparently, everyone got a candle.
We also had a gift table set up for all the kids. Pretty sure there were a lot.
Baby Story really liked cake. (and still does)
I remember it being a lot of fun to put this party together. It was done on a pretty strict budget as well. Almost everything was purchased from the Dollar Tree.