Here is the invite I sent out:
Here is the treat table. I guess I should have pulled out my shelving to de-clutter it a bit.
I thought the banner turned out really cute, but it was way too much work since I don't have a cricut I cut out each shape & letter by hand!
Here is her pictures from birth to 1 year. Those circle streamers are so easy & festive. You just punch a bunch of circles & sew them together with your sewing machine. It goes really fast.
I can't ever get enough of tutus everywhere!
Whitney is CRAZY about cake. She grabbed up her cake & had it eaten in about 2 handfuls!!
Happy birthday girl afterwards!
I am not usually a cake fan, but this cake was HEAVEN! I saw it on the front of a magazine 2 years ago & have saved it ever since! Yum, yum :)
Here's a close up of treats on the treat table. I had such a hard time trying to decide which pictures to post on here. Left: Twizzler bouquet, Center:honeydew w/ ladybug strawberries, Right: oreo & cream cheese cupcakes w/ cute little birthday labels. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of my "antennas" (pretzel rods dipped in caramel & then chocolate w/ polka dots on it)
Marsmallow pops & Oreo Pops. The oreo truffle pops were to die for!
We had hamburgers & hotdogs to go with the picnic theme then I had these sides ladybug crackers (tomato, olive, & chive cream cheese), ants on a log, bumblebee juice (lemonade), & ladybug juice (strawberry kiwi crystal light), ladybug fruit cabobs, and then PB&J sandwiches although all the kids were too excited to eat dinner so I'm glad I didn't make very many!
Kiersten was a very good helper & helped make the ants on a log from start to finish. (Her older sister got bored after making one for herself!)
I only got a picture at the end of my family that was able to be there, but I wish I had taken one with everyone! Everyone was fun & festive in their black & red. Below is my mom from Idaho, brother's family from St. Louis, & my cousin's family from here in Indiana (they are going so school here).
Here is a picture of most of the party kids in their ladybug antennas
Most projects I do I get bored & want it done with, but I had so much fun makin the kids treat bags! They ended up so much cuter than planned! The picture below the bags is all the goodies: pills that turn into bugs in water, antenna headbands I made, ladybug cookie, ladybug suction jumping toys, ladybug bubbles, ladybug lipgloss rings, & red candy.
Also we played a little "pin the dot on the ladybug". My neices & Tommy was so excited to play this before the party, but it got cut short by some major throw up!!
Here is Whitney's birthday present from us. She really loved it. It didn't seem like she was as good on her feet as Tommy was at 1 until I saw her jumping around in this thing.
Here's Whitney playing in the bounce house we gave Tommy last year for his first birthday present. She loved having all the 2 year old boys to run around after.
I love watching kids play with their party balloons! She dragged these around the house for a week before I got rid of them!
One last picture of my SUPER HAPPY PARTY GIRL!!!