I actually started planning the party in August, when I stumbled across this picture on Pinterest (so many wasted hours looking at pins on Pinterest :)
When I grew up, I was into dance. My mom saved a pair of my old pointe and ballet shoes, and when I saw the picture, I knew that this would be the theme I wanted for her birthday party. When we found out last year that we would be having a little girl, thinking about taking her to dance classes one day is honestly one of the first things I thought about (crazy, I know). Even if Arianna decides later on, that she's not into dance, I'm so glad we had this unique theme to celebrate her big day.
I found the perfect invitation on Etsy.
Here are some more pictures from the special day!
Sweet cousins from TX
We had a decorate your own cookie and craft station set up outside
I got the perfect outfit for her to change into to eat cake. Daddy wasn't exactly thrilled, but I couldn't help myself! Having a little girl to dress up is so fun.
I have to admit, that her first birthday was not her first taste of cake! We had a birthday celebration with our neighbors in January and she got a little preview then. Either way, she loved the attention, and had a great time playing with her smash cake.
Love this picture of our little family!
A picture of what happens after a first birthday smash cake!
I've said it before, but one of my favorite things to watch over the last year has been the bond between brother and sister grow. I created this collage of some of my favorite pictures of them over the last year. My heart is so full!
Thank you so much to our family and friends who helped make this day so special for our little goose! I think someone enjoyed her special day!