We can’t believe our sweet baby girl is already 1! We had such a wonderful time celebrating her birthday with friends and family a couple of weeks ago. Camryn’s party was a pink and gold “little pumpkin” theme. I found her invites on Etsy, they turned out so cute! I usually find the kid’s invites on Etsy, have the PDF file sent to me and then print them at a local printer. So easy!
I had so much fun coming up with décor for the party! Here are some of the things I made on my own, the rest of the decorations I picked up from Hobby Lobby, Target or ordered online from Amazon.
“1” Candle. I picked up a regular “1” candle, dipped it in Elmer’s glue and then sprinkled it with gold glitter. For a person that’s not crafty AT ALL, I thought it turned out pretty good!
“O N E” High Chair Banner. To make the banner I drew a pumpkin freehand and used it to make a stencil for the rest of the banner. I used heavyweight pink cardstock from Hobby Lobby. For the letters I used a stencil and cut the letters out on gold glitter cardstock, also from Hobby Lobby. I strung the pumpkins together with gold ribbon. I also ended up making a Happy 1st Birthday banner with the same pumpkin stencil.
For the “memory lane” board I found gold glitter clothespins at Hobby Lobby and hung 1 picture for each of the 12 months from it. I cut out mini pumpkins and wrote the corresponding month on the pumpkin with a gold pen.
Even though what I did was pretty minimal, I was super proud of putting my crafting skills to the test for one last 1st Birthday!
My super awesome sister was in charge of taking pictures at the party because I had my hands full, so I have her to thank for the rest of the pictures from the party!
Here’s my little pumpkin on her birthday! I found her onesie, tutu and headband on Etsy at Fly Away Jo.
We kept the menu for her party really simple, as there were more than 40 friends and family there and I knew I’d be busy! One of the items on the menu were my Grandma’s delicious Ham and Cheese Sliders. These are seriously sooooo good!
1 pkgs Hawiian Rolls (1 dozen)
1 lbs deli ham
1 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. poppy seeds
1/2 cup butter
12 slices swiss cheese
Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice tops from the bottom of rolls and place in the bottom of a baking pan. Layer ham and cheese on each roll and replace the tops. Melt the butter and whisk in the remaining ingredients, make sure you mix well. Drizzle evenly over each roll, I use a basting brush with rubber bristles to spread evenly. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 2 minutes and enjoy!
Camryn thoroughly enjoyed her cake! I figured the best time to get pictures of her stationary, she’s on the move these days, was when she was busy eating her cake!
I’ll be back tomorrow with my Friday Favorites!