Saturday, April 26th
My favorite thing about 1st birthday parties is always the cake eating part...I mean the part where the guest of honor eats the cake. My family believes in getting two cakes. One for the guest of honor and another one for everyone else since the cake for the guest of honor is usually not that appetizing after they get their hands on it and I do mean that literally.
A few extra touches that I thought were worth mentioning were the favors and gift bags. The favors were these really yummy cookies...what kid doesn't like a favor they can eat...Yum! More Sugar, Mom! The gift bags were these really great monogrammed beach totes. Each tote had the little party goers name on it and was filled with all sorts of fun toys and games.
All the guests signed a frame with a personalized note to the guest of honor. I thought this was such a cute idea. How fun for little Ava to be able to look back at this day and see all the fun she had since she'll never remember it other than what you tell her.
But no party could be complete without the gifts and the gifts for this one were over the top. I felt like I was watching the Price is Right when the last gift rolled out and it was....A NEW CAR!! And a Mercedes at that...sheesh, I wish someone would give me a Mercedes. If only I had a birthday party like this one.
Anyway, Happy Birthday, Ava!!! May you have a life filled with love, laughter and happiness.