Sunday, January 11, 2009

Piglet Eats Cake!

In case you needed directions, the party is HERE.

Today was a big day at our house. We threw Piglet his first birthday party and it was quite a bash if we do say so ourselves. We (read: mom) worked our little bums off to make it memorable, resplendent with color and fun for everyone of every age. I'm really not one to toot my own horn (no really, it bugs me) but I think we pulled it off! We welcomed 40, yes that's right 40 of our closest, dearest friends and family (and a record number of kidlets) into our home for an old-fashioned birthday party complete with homemade cupcakes covered in sticks of butter, I mean buttercream icing, an old-fashioned candy bar for a sweet treat to take home (or eat here!) and a big spread of food. We had three different types of potato chips because that is Piglet's favorite food. I wish I was kidding.
I stayed up until the wee hours putting ribbon on jars and toys in bins and hanging colorful fabric banners. Oh and let us not forget the cupcakes. The doubled Magnolia Bakery cupcakes. Those were an epic story unto themselves. I laid my head on my cool pillow at 2:41 a.m. and my eyes flew open at 6:36 a.m., head spinning with all the tasks still be done. Tasks still to be done with an ankle biter bringing me to my knees. Fortunately, anyone who knows me I am a woman with a plan and I can be very focused when need be. Just ask my poor dh!

After viewing some pictures from the party, a good friend wrote to me remarking about "the standards you set!" I know.
I knooooooooooow.
But here's the thing, I rarely hold other people to my standards when it comes things like this, because - are you ready for a revelation?

I'm CRAZY. Crazy, crazy, crrrrrraaaaaaaaaazeeeee!

I mean, really CRAZY about this kind of this kind of thing. This kind of thing is what I live for. This and Piglet. And dh. Oh and also a really good pedicure.

And now, at the end of the day, I'm happy. Happy because Piglet had a great time riding the train at his birthday and watching all his little friends and cousins play and smearing cake on his dad's pants. A few people wrote down their wishes for our little one on this special day and one was simply stated: "Be happy!" I could not agree more.

More reflections on Piglet turning one year old in my one year update. For now, I leave you with (many, many) pictures from our wonderful day! Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us! We love you and are so glad were a part of this day and especially a part of our lives.



There's more than one use for flashcards!

The sweets table. Every single jar is filled with sugary goodness!

Piglet's own little cake. Complete with two layers and tiny cake stand and made with love.

Goodie bags and scoopers to make your own treat bag favor!

An oldie but a goodie.

Cupcake tower. Designed to my specs. Seriously.

Cupcake toppers in action. These got a lot of laughs!

Cupcake toppers up close. Note that dh is a cupcake topper himself.
He turned a year older as well!

One side of the candy bar.

My helpers. :)

The spread.

Even the table cloth got in on the party action. :)

A candle holder painted in Piglet's likeness, sweater vest and all!

Note the argyle. I love this and am planning to use it every year. Too sweet!

The mantle.

My best friend and her cute family. Love them!

My BFD! Love the curls.

Three little ladies. Haven was the peanut of the group but can hold her own!

Some of the girls in my family.

Will and Mary, one of the many mama-babe duos at the party. Definitely one of the cutest.

Getting ready to blow out the candle!

Digging in.

Ooh, this is good and sticky.

"Daddy? Where can I wipe my hand?" One guess...

Our little family.

Me and one of my best friends Shelly. We have bonded over motherhood like two hens clucking in the yard. If you could be fly on the wall!

My nieces. Cute, right?

Classic Piglet face. He's signing "car" with his hands. Car, train, - same diff. :)

The ride-on train was a hit!

Three men and a baby. Who's the cutest? I know who has my vote!

"Uh, dude. You're heavy."
(They are exactly one year apart and cousins!)


Jenny Fowler said...

I hope you don't mind me stopping by but your little "dude" is adorable and his birthday party is pretty awesome for being so young. Great job!

Anonymous said...

I gained some weight over crazy summer here, but trust me, I would love to eat some candies from that jars..... I love every picture!xoxox Mirka

Marketing Mama said...

Oh my - what a lovely party! Happy Birthday to Reid! What a lucky boy to have such a great party-thrower for a mom!

Anonymous said...

We had so much fun! Avery wants a train for her playroom. I am still eating sour patch kids. THe Best!!!!

Joy said...

Happy Birthday Reid!!! It seems like just yesterday that your momma and I were sharing bedding ideas via the forum and look at you now! We hope you had a wonderful day!!!

Jamie said...

Wow! What a party! Everything looks amazing!