ELLA'S FIRST BIRTHDAY

Ella's first birthday by Ella and Marie.JPG

Last Friday, Ella turned one! I'd been looking forward to planning her first birthday party since I was pregnant, so it was a bit surreal now that it was finally here.

We had a small celebration with family on Saturday mid-afternoon. My husband prepared all the appetizers and I took care of the decor and dessert. On the dessert table: vanilla cake with amazing buttercream icing, I made red velvet cupcakes, mini powdered donuts and popcorn. We also had a photo slideshow of Ella playing on the TV, (displaying photos of her since birth in chronological order). It was so special seeing how she's grown up this past year!

I managed to add a few simple DIY projects: I made the banner, painted the letter 'E' to match the pink theme and the created the slideshow. I'm happy with the way it turned out and already getting ideas for next year!

Cake: Dolci Piu | Cupcake stand: Linen Chest | Gold leaf: Indigo | Ella's tutu dress: Gap | Ella's hair bow: Mlle Leonie

Cake: Dolci Piu | Cupcake stand: Linen Chest | Gold leaf: Indigo | Ella's tutu dress: Gap | Ella's hair bow: Mlle Leonie