One year… one whole year since Kolbe Therese was born. Well, it’s more like one year… one whole year that I have survived as a mom. Pretty crazy. The amount of change and growth that I have had this year has probably been about equal to Kolbe. Motherhood is truly the best, but there is a humbling learning curve that happens. My motto this year has been that “God only grants you the grace you need for right now, not tomorrow” and that has saved me from thinking ahead to the “just wait until she is moving”, “just wait until you can’t get anything done”, “just wait until you have to actually feed her food”, etc. remarks that well-meaning mothers feel obligated to give out. But truly I have enjoyed every stage. Every moment has something to take from it. I thank God every single day for this sweet and very smiley little girl and I am so excited to see what her 2nd year of life brings her.
Now onto the good stuff, for Kolbe’s party I wanted to incorporate the colors pink and gold. As I was
browsing Pinterest thinking about her favorite songs, I thought it might be fun to do a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star theme. After I settled on a theme, the rest came easy! I had such a fun time planning this 1st birthday party and I am excited to share these pictures with you! Enjoy!
The dessert table and the Princess throne…
Baked Potato bar for the adults… star shaped PBJs, Mac & Cheese cups, piggies in a blanket, and applesauce for the kids. #babyfistpump The birthday girl lovin’ on her Emme! Because of our tiny townhouse yard, I made sensory buckets for the kids to play in! Birthday cake time! “What is this??? I want the fancy cake behind me! Not this naturally sweetened, no refined sugar stuff. I know that frosting has beets in it. What is my mom trying to do to me? Kill me??” -Kolbe’s inner monologue “Yeah, I want none of that garbage.” And that was the end of the smash cake.
Post cake and pre nap… can you tell she was struggling??? But I love my family so very much! The invitations! Cake: Zenzero Bakery, Coppell
Petit Fours- Maureen’s Bakery, Sugar Land
Cupcakes- my mom made them using THIS recipe
Big Pink Balloon/One Balloon- Shoptomkat Etsy Shop
Gold Sequin Runner- JoAnn Fabric
Tissue Paper garland- Tasselove Etsy Shop
Kolbe’s crown- LoveCrushBowtique Etsy Shop
Kolbe’s Dress- Janie and Jack c/o Kolbe’s Nana and Papa
‘One’ Bib- MudPie
Picture frames over mantle and on welcome table- Michaels