partyin’ partyin’ YEAH!

you are all invited to Elijah’s birthday party!

birthday invitation blurred

{vicariously} of course through pictures.



Eli's first birthday


we celebrated Mr. E’s first birthday with lots of friends and family over the weekend.

i told myself i wasn’t going to go crazy and go all-out for his first birthday because he’s a just a baby and won’t remember, blah blah blah

but let’s get real.

it’s his first birthday!!

so i went all out. ***


Eli's first birthday 2


his “theme” was blue & green polka dots.

i know i’m lame and had a theme.


even though he obviously won’t remember it, it was fun for me to decorate for the party***

cause remember? i love parties?


Eli's first birthday 3


little E also got totally spoiled from all the grandmas & grandpas & aunts & uncles & cousins & friends-who-are-basically-family

he got a lot of noise-maker toys which i, of course, love!!


but he loves them so that’s all that matters right?

Eli's first birthday 4 opening presents opening presents 3opening presents 2 


this was the cake i picked from the bakery for the guests. it was really good! i decided to do separate cakes for guests and for Eli because i didn’t really think people would want to eat his cake after what he did to it…. {see following pictures}

guest's cake


my mom made his cake by dying white, buttercream frosting and then melting starbursts and rolling/cutting them into circles for the polka dots.

so cute huh!!

i lovelovelove how it turned out.

blowing out the candle 2 blowing out the candle


and here are the pictures you’ve all been waiting for

{and why it was a good idea not to share his cake}

eating cakeeating cake 3  eating cake 2


thank you to all who came to celebrate with us!

and also thank you to all who helped pull it off! it was a crazy week and i couldn’t have done it without your help.






***i made his hat from here,

onesie (by using iron-on applique and then sewing around the edges),

banner from here (except i sewed the pennants together with the right sides facing each other and then turning them inside out cause i didn’t have pinking shears)

and my sister and mom made tissue pom-poms that are shown in the background for decorations. here is a tutorial for the pom-poms but my mom and sister were super pros and had already knew had to make them from decorating the high school gym many times for dances


Stacey said...

This makes me miss you. I wanna see you and give you a big hug. And I wanna kiss Elijah's neck! Love you

Rachelle said...

I'm glad that Eli actually ate his cake for you. Cade cried...and didn't eat one bite. Talk about a major letdown for mom.