I wasn’t going to have a party for my daughter, Morgan’s 1st birthday. Since her birthday is in March and it is still cold in NY I couldn’t have it at a park or playground and the condo I was living in was too small to host a birthday party so I was going to skip it all together…I mean she is one and won’t remember and she is my 2nd child so it wasn’t my first year to celebrate parenthood. I was okay with my decision until 2 weeks before her birthday and then I started feeling really, really guilty about not planning anything for her.
I woke up in the middle of the night sort of panicked and guilt ridden and just started planning a party. I needed something in a hurry since her birthday was in two short weeks. I found a theme on Birthday Express that I thought was cute and for the next two weeks I became obsessed with all things CUPCAKE! I designed the invitiation, researched a place to hold the party and had everything in place before dawn.
I called the venue, Little Scoops, first thing the next morning and secured the date and I was set! I mailed out the invitations by the afternoon.
I’m documenting some of the party ideas below but this party took place two years ago, before I was party obsessed, so I didn’t get great pictures of every little detail (who knew that was important! LOL!) and it was before I was into making my own decorations. I did however love a gorgeous cake!
The cake was beautifully done with a cupcake on top and mini cupcakes around the base by Corner Stone Caterers, my local bakery.
Little Scoops had party coordinators that ran the activities so I didn’t have to do much in that area. One of the activites I brought in was Pin the Candle on the Cupcake . The owner ended up buying it from me after the party…she loved it so much!
I don’t have a great picture but you can see the aprons and cupcake boxes in this picture. The kids decorated yummy cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop (a local gourmet cupcake company) and put them in Wilton Snappy Stripe Cupcake Boxes to take home. I loved that I found boxes to coordinate with the colors of the party- Purple and Pink! I designed a round sticker that said “Thanks for coming to my party!” for the top of the boxes. I bought plain white aprons for each guest and painted their names on them. I also ironed on some cupcake appliques. They wore the aprons while decorating and took those home as well.
And here is the cutie patootie birthday girl with mommy and daddy. I bought her a dress with cupcakes smocked on it to wear to the party.
Here she is eating her first cupcake.
Morgan is three now! I can’t believe how big she has gotten. She is still my little CUPCAKE and I’ll never forget her 1st birthday! Mommy loves you, Morgan Paige! XOXO!