I found a free downloadable kit online with fonts. I tweaked it a little. I am having trouble remembering where I found it but I want to give credit. I might have the url saved in my work comp. favorites if you’re interested.
I Martha Stewart-ed the heck out of this party! I made the birthday girl’s dress and cakes!!!! I didn’t use a pattern… just kind of winged it. I love how it turned out and I plan on making Kendall some more cutesy outfits in the future!!!
Many of my decor and favor bag ideas came from my Kendall’s Birthday board of Pinterest.
Take Home favors for BIG guests
I originally wanted to use royal icing and make pretty sugar cookies. I bought a $10 minnie mouse cookie cutter online and everything. Then I realized I’m too impatient for royal icing decorating and it was easier to use “ready to bake” cookies than use the cutter. I simply used 2 “mini” choc. chip cookies as the ears and a regular size cookie for the face! Ha! The Food… my lovely parents helped me so much with everything and let us have the party at their home. Love them!!!!
Turkey/Ham sliders, bacon wrapped little weenies, meatballs, David’s taco dip (actually my cousin Sarah’s recipe – I will post this – it’s AMAZING!), veggies, fruit, cheese and crackers
I also incorporated a few of Kendall’s favorites… cheese puffs, animal crackers and goldfish!
Personalized water bottles I made with mailing address labels, Pink Lemonade, soft drinks and apple juice boxes for the little guests
I got the idea for a Neapolitan 3 layer cake here on pinterest. I followed the recipe on her blog for the vanilla and chocolate layers. I made my own recipe for icing. This cake tasted divine!!!! Kendall’s smash cake was funfetti.
If you made it through one, two, three and four (this one) birthday posts… get a hobby. JUST KIDDING!! Thank you so much for your interest in one of the best parties I’ve ever planned and for the best reason to have one – my daughter’s first year of life!!!!!