Tag Archives: first birthday

a letter to my baby on the anniversary of your due date

Dear Bodhi,

What a year we have had my beautiful boy! You turn one in just a few days. At this time last year, I was still only imagining what you might be like and eagerly awaiting your arrival. Today is the anniversary of our due date. We expected you today and you made us wait. It was worth it. You have changed our lives in ways we never imagined. Continue reading



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baby-proof cake stand for Bodhi’s 1st birthday

{photo credit --- A Fabulouse Fete on etsy}

After searching high and low for the perfect option, I finally settled on this wooden cake stand for Bodhi’s first birthday party. He will enjoy his first sugar experience right off of this beauty.

I think this is such a great option for little ones. It’ made of wood so it will not break like all of the adorable glass cake stands out there! And I know it will get a lot of use in the future too. We plan to have Bodhi eat his “smash cake” on the floor with everyone else sitting on the floor around him instead of confined to his high chair. This mama knows she is in for a mess, but I think it’ll be worth the experience. Check out A Fabulous Fete on Etsy for other cake stand options.

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moving update and kid party favors

{photo credit --- my little otter on etsy}

We’re in! And we have a yellow door. I’ll share that with you soon. After a week off from work and everything else really, we are officially moved into our new home but not completely settled. We have way too much unpacking to do and a lot of decorating needed. We’ll take it slow since we also have a little someone’s birthday bash to focus on. Continue reading

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super fancy super hero 1st b-day party

My fabulous friend Lisa of my innerfashionlogue blog, put together an adorable super hero themed first birthday party for her son Miles on Saturday! I had the pleasure of attending and photographing this fun gathering of friends, family and lots of food!

There were many fun details throughout the party and some of the most delicious birthday party food I’ve ever enjoyed! The peanut butter cup cupcakes from Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique were to die for! So good! A close-up shot is below to make you drool.

Noteworthy—Sweet Retreat will compete on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network tomorrow night at 7 p.m. They are THAT good!

So many cupcakes, so little time! Lisa offered five different flavors of cupcakes! It was tempting to try one of each, but I stuck to one! Word from all of the party guests was that they were all amazing!

Photos from top left clockwise—A fun coloring wall for the little ones, Lisa and her super hero Miles as guests sang happy birthday!, Miles showing off his fabulous cape, and that lovely dessert table.

Above—Miles enjoying his first birthday cupcake with his dad, and his mama looking on from the distance!

Photos above from left to right—Miles and his grandma (who made a lot of the food from scratch!), the party logo and my little super hero Bodhi!

One more peek at the dessert table before I share all of the vendor info! So excited to plan for Bodhi’s first after this inspiring party!

Party vendors:

Graphic Design and all printable party elements including invitations—Anders Ruff

Miles’ Custom Cape—Sew Plain Jane

Super Hero Masks—Sew Plain Jane

All printing including dessert table background sign—OfficeMax

Treat bags, cake stand, red plastic cupcake plates, candy jars—Target

Balloons—Corner Balloon Shoppe

Custom Cake—Lunds

Cupcakes—Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique

“Pow” fondant cupcake toppers—Two Sugar Babies

Indian- Daal, Matar Paneer, Aloo Gobi—Lisa’s mom

Filipino – Pancit, Pork BBQ, Egg Rolls —Lisa’s mom

Rotisserie Chicken, Pork Sandwiches, Yellow Rice and Black Beans, Creamed Spinach, and Rustic Grits—Brasa Premium Rotisserie Restaurant


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