I can't believe it took me so long to write this up. Wait, no, I can. This is me we're talking about. :) Regardless, 2 weeks ago we threw an early birthday party for la bebe. We dubbed it the Un-Birthday and it was a wild and crazy awesome time. We had it a month early because we knew we were going to be moving before her birthday but not the exact date. We wanted to throw her a party where our friends could come, versus it just being the three of us on her actual birthday half way across the country.
The "theme" was nice and simple, polka dots. I had a ton of fun doing everything and I'm so glad everybody who came out could join us! Now here's what everyone really wants from first birthday's; the pictures!
I decorated her high chair with ribbons and she had this cute sash for the cake smashing.
Don't mind that stupid balloon that died.
Her cute little tutu'ed* booty.
We played pin the candle on the cupcake**!
The spread! I was really proud of how it all turned out! We had turkey meatballs with sweet chili sauce, goldfish and teddy grahams, guacamole and pita chips, a fruit salad, chocolate dipped oreos with sprinkles, cupcakes and the smash cake!
Chocolate dipped oreos with sprinkles, shredded coconut and nuts are super easy! I did them the night before and it was pretty fun. They also tasted great! There is a great tutorial here.
No recipe for the cupcakes because I totally used a box mix! Yeah! Ha.
Made the little lady a vegan chocolate cake. No recipe for that either cause I didn't like it.
She seemed impressed though.
Tentative at first.
And then not so tentative. :) She didn't really eat a lot of the cake but she went to town on the icing.
Close up of the aftermath.
All in all it was a fantastic day. I'm so glad for all the awesome friends we've made here and I'm glad Tyler got her 1st birthday party! Even if it was her un-birthday.