My sister and her husband threw the most adorable 1st birthday party for my niece this past weekend! And I will tell you — all of the cuteness was not lost on Matilda. She loved every, single, little thing about the event. Except the cake and ice cream. She’s apparently watching her figure.
Rachel also made this Happy Birthday Matilda banner for the kitchen out of scrapbook paper. If I didn’t know better, I would think she purposefully painted her kitchen bright yellow to go along with her party theme.
Handmade party hats! She got this idea from ohdeedoh.com. She covered pre-made party hats in colorful fabric (just glued it right on there) and then decorated the bottoms with fring and ribbon from Hobby Lobby. She also handmade the balls on the tops of the hats using yarn.
Lemonade served in mason jars. I bought these over a year ago for a party and we just keep using them. They are just mason jars with a cut-out lid. They’re supposed to be for candles or something, but I’ve always used them for drinks. So cute!
Matilda’s own personal cake. There will be no pictures of her slamming her hand in it and mushing all over her face because she insisted on using a spoon and then only sort of ate one little bit before asking to get down. She’s too classy for messy cake pictures apparently.
Rachel and Adam hung this sheet in their backyard that Rachel sewed a “1” onto. She told me she actually tried to iron it on — but that didn’t go well — thus, the sewing. Matilda’s outfit is a skirt I bought for her at the Mossy Creek Festival this past year and a shirt from Target. Can you believe how cute and perfect that shirt is?!
Rachel took pictures of all the party guests with Matilda in front of the cute “1” sheet. These are our parents with the birthday girl. My mom dressed to match the theme. Apparently the theme gene runs in our family.
Matilda and her happy parents! Rachel insists that despite what this picture shows, Matilda loves them, she just doesn’t like the hat. (Again, this info is according to my sister. I’ll ask Matilda about this as soon as she’s able to effectively communicate.)