I didn’t decorate too much for Princess Newbie’s first birthday party since it was held pretty far away in Fort Worth, which meant that I had to lug everything there from Houston and then be prepared to toss it or lug it all the way back here. So I just did a few simple things.
My favorite was the butterfly tree. I took one of the covered cans that I made last week and filled it with rocks. Then I stuck a branch in it that I had simply found in the yard. Then I stuck a few fake flowers on the branches and it was pretty much done.
I found scratch art butterflies on clearance after Easter and picked them up to use one day. It was huge pack of thirty butterflies. As people came into the party I asked them to write on the butterfly a message to Princess Newbie and then place it on the tree. I forgot to get some people to do it but I did get a few really cute ones, including one from each of her sisters (but none from my sisters).
Then there’s the cake…
and finally.. the baby cheeks.
Remember when I showed you the yard stakes? During the party Princess Newbie decided that they needed to be removed.
and then toddled away, baby cheeks waving in the breeze… with the “i” from her name.
Simple, fun, and cute first birthday party that she will never remember.