I have no crafty bones in my body - I try to be a DIY momma with style but things just don't "click" very often in the DIY world for me!
I was going to make her cake, but honestly I didn't have time or any patience. Her party was at a local hall and her guest list was 75+ people. Talk about enough people to have a small wedding! We wanted to have a big first birthday party - will hopefully be small close friends/family this year for her 2nd.
LOVED her cake, and it was exactly what I had envisioned. The Minnie Mouse was a second layer so we had plenty of cake. I had it made at a local grocery store for roughly $80 bucks.
I initially went to a family owned bakery but they were rude and laughed at the pictures I brought them for her cake. Uh... thanks but I will take my business somewhere else.
The only downside of a zebra cake is the black icing stains your teeth for a little while! whoops!
The smash cake was free
Of course she loved the cake, and she even shared some with Daddy!
My Mom helped me with the hall decorations:
|Pink tablecloth and zebra wrapping paper in the center|
|We had a Pizza Party - these plates were for chips/pretzels/snacks at each table. Dollar store black plates hot glued together with a bow to look like Minnie Mouse.|
|Balloons! There was some "helium shortage" so we paid an arm and a leg for these balloons! I had to have them ;-)|
|No Minnie Mouse Party is complete without a big poster of her!|
|That Minnie Mouse Balloon lasted about a month in our living room after the party!|
I probably should have covered the high chair with something.... anything but I didn't. Oh well... The decorations were zebra fabric and foam hot glued to string around the tray.
|Gianna and her cousin.|
I purchased her outfit off of Etsy - Embroidery & More shop. You can check out the shop HERE!
Her outfit included the Tutu, onsie with her name embroidered, and the headband. I paid $48. I then found a pair of zebra slippers with a hot pink bow on top on Ebay for $4!! Score!
|The shoe's hot pink bow, and the tutu's pink tulle don't really match but for $4 bucks I can't complain!|
|She wasn't sure why everyone was singing to her. haha.. This is the look of pure shock! & Of course the headband was torn off for 90% of the party. |
|Family Photo - I was exhausted! I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve with no sleep before her big party!|
|Spoiled Rotten =)|
Sound asleep in a sugar coma!
There you have it - my baby girl's first birthday is long gone - I can't say that I am looking forward to her 2nd birthday :(
I don't think I did too "bad" for not being a crafty person ;-)