Sunday, June 12, 2011

Semi Homemade - 1ST BIRTHDAY ( zebra diva safari)

  What a rush!

There is no joy like planning your baby's 1st birthday party.

 Of course I had to make it personal, fun and chic.

Everyone says that the 1st birthday party is all for the parents and kids dont know what's going on. Well I say, I've given her memories that will last a lifetime. What better way to be able to look back at her 1st birthday party when she is older, than in Zebra and Pink, Diva Safari Style.

I did all the details - the party pics in the cupcakes, the labels, the banners, the glittered clothespins, the marshmallow pops, zebra display boxes....etc....I've been busy! But it was all worth it!
 At the end of the day. like any party where things are out of your contorl, I had disappointments.

It rained - But the sun came out just before everyone arrived, and in enough time for me to get all the decorations out after the wind!!!! yay!

  I ordered and paid for my baby;s tutu outfit months in advance. The seamstresss told me she wanted me to pay upfront so she could start right away. And everytime I asked she said it was coming along fine..... only to have to wait til the day before her party to get her items because 2 days prior she was just trying to throw together the skirt, shirt not done, and the headpiece and skirt were NOTHING like what i showed her and pics I gave her. Can we say never again ??

. This means she couldnt have her professional pics taken for her album. or for it to be out at the party for guests to sign like I had pictured for so long. I WAS STEAMED! 

Anyway...scerrch! Moving right along. ( I don't wanna get miffed again.)

Madison looked lovely and felt like a princess in her tutu. She smiled when she put it on and went waltzing into the living room for grandma to seee. :-D

  Hope you guys enjoy the pics at least half as much as we enjoyed celebrating.  All in all it turned out well because my guests all made it, and didnt let me down even though it rained earlier. And Madison had a greaaaat time!


TU-TU Cute Cake pops, Super Safari Sugar Cookie, Cake and Smash Cake- Cindy Degregory - Take the Cake Bakery
Decorations: Banner, cupcake toppers, labels, water bottles - Mom ( that's me)
Food - Mom
Outfit and headband - Baby Boom Bahamas