Winter First Birthday Party!

 Last weekend was Gwen's first birthday party!  As I've mentioned previously, I went back and forth on themes for a while.  Having a birthday right after Christmas makes it a little tricky to me - I wanted it to be wintery and fit in with the season, but without being Christmas-y.

I finally settled on a "These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things" theme!

For those of you who are not familiar with the song, it's from The Sound Of Music, and you can read the lyrics here.  

I tried to incorporate as many of the things from the song into her party as I could!  We had:

-Brown paper packages tied up with string.

-Whiskers On Kittens, Bright Copper Kettles, and Warm Woolen Mittens candles, from Yankee Candle (which I already happened to have).

-Snowflakes "that stay on my nose and eyelashes" (actually they just hung from our chandelier and her birthday banner).  I made the mosaic snowflakes with Wyatt several weeks ago.

-Sleigh bells, which I strung along with the balloons and spread onto the table for decorations.

-Schnitzel with noodles (otherwise known around here as Chicken Noodle Soup - I was just trying to think of something with noodles in it).

-Crisp Apple Strudel muffins (which I thought were going to be a disaster when the first batch flopped - thank goodness for the mason jars to make them look pretty!  I just baked them straight in the jars).

-The weather even played along and we had a "silver white winter" that will eventually melt into spring!


Overall it was a really fun and easy theme to do, and I'm really happy with the way everything turned out!  

If you have any questions about any specific elements, let me know.  Aside from Gwen's birthday banner, I made the rest of the decorations, invitations, etc.

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We had a really nice time, and Gwen especially enjoyed her birthday cupcake!  It was nice to be able to celebrate our sweet girl with our closest family and friends!


Punch recipe here.

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Sarah Nicole said...

I love the theme! So fun!

Kenzie Smith said...

What a wonderful theme! I love all of the decorations!

Veronica and Daniel said...

HOW ADORABLE!! What a wonderful idea and you did such a cute job of incorporating the different thing from the song - I LOVE the Sound of Music :) My favorite was the whiskers on kittens candle - who knew they even made that scent!

Amy said...

What a cute party theme!! I love it.

Hallie Oceanside said...

love love love love what you did. Such a great and creative theme!

Kate Craig said...

great idea! I love a unique theme!

Melanie said...

LOVE the theme..great idea! And your snowy driveway is just gorgeous!

Chastity Beene said...

So cute and creative!

Susannah said...

What an adorable theme!! I'm sure the party was so much fun!

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Everything turned out so great! I love the theme!

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