On Saturday we celebrated Arden’s 1st birthday with a vintage tea party. I had been picturing this day (and secretly planning) for almost a year…and I have to say, it was more perfect than I could’ve imagined.
At the end of the party I felt a lot like I did at the end of our wedding day. Ridiculous, right?! I know, but hear me out! While prepping for both events, I focused on the details…the invitations, the decor, the special little touches that would make them both unique. But at the end of the day, it wasn’t the details that mattered. Just like our wedding, the best part about Arden’s party was that she was surrounded by people that love and care about her. We were totally overwhelmed by all of the friends who showed up to celebrate our sweet girl–not to mention both sets of grandparents that travelled hundreds of miles to be here for the big day. I went to bed that night with a huge smile on my face…our little girl is so loved.
Now does that mean I wish my mom hadn’t scoured antique stores for the perfect tea cups and cake plates? Or that I hadn’t spent every nap time for the last month crafting with doilies or making banners? Heck no! I love the details with all of my heart, but I know that they were not what made the party perfect when it was all said and done.
I hope you enjoy Arden’s tea party as much as we did!
|Invitations by Haute Chocolate|
|Please note, these cupcakes were supposed to be vanilla with mint…not chocolate with Grinch. You win some, you lose some 😉|
|Time Capsule Inspiration: Strawberry Swings & Other Things|
Happy Weekend, Friends…and happy return of college football! GO CATS!!
I will be back in the Five on Friday swing of things next week, I promise!