Sunday, September 27, 2015

Caroline's First Birthday Party!!

We celebrated Caroline's first birthday in style with a pink and orange fall-themed party!  The party was on her actual birthday and we had a ton of friends and family here to help her celebrate with fun, food, and cake (of course)!

We started Caroline's birthday with a doughnut family breakfast and she LOVED her first doughnut.  Once breakfast was done, it was time to get ready for the party.  I want to say a HUGE thank you to Ben and my mom- without their help, the party would not have been such a success!  :)  Ben and my mom helped with EVERYTHING and I am truly grateful.  I would also like to send out a second thank you to Brigette, Al, and Sally Anne for helping us with the finishing touches of the party set-up.  Brigette iced all the cupcakes and made the signs, Al helped prepare all the drinks and help Ben pick up last minute party supplies, and Sally Anne kept the girls entertained while we finished setting up.

Once the party got started, the big kids went to the basement to decorate pumpkins.  After the pumpkin decorating, we enjoyed lunch and the kids played in the basement.  We finished the party with Caroline's cake and cupcakes for all the kids and adults.  It was such a great day, thank you to everyone that helped us celebrate!

Ps. There are about 9284 photos, hope you enjoy!

 Good morning Caroline!
Happy Birthday!

 Birthday Princess!

 Taking a picture of Ben taking a picture :)

 First diaper change as a one-year-old

 On her way to her birthday breakfast

Happy Birthday!

 Birthday breakfast- Dunkin Donuts!

 I love this birthday girl!


 Ummm... what's this?

 Happy Birthday!

 Ohhhh... this is good!


 Birthday outfit

 Welcome to the party, come on in!

 Pumpkin decorating!

Happy Birthday Caroline!

 The "big kids" decorating pumpkins

 They are all very creative

 Upstairs, we had a chili bar and hot dogs.  
For sides we had a veggie tray and apples with caramel dip.

 Caroline's pumpkin smash cake and cupcakes for all the guests.
(Thank you Brigette for decorating all the cupcakes!)

Drink and snack table.
We had pumpkin beers and apple cider, punch, juice boxes and bottled water.
We also had rice krispy treats (mini hay bales), goldfish, 
cheese balls, candy corn, candy pumpkins, and fall M&Ms.

I printed out her monthly pictures for everyone to enjoy one more time :)

 Mom and Dad with the birthday girl

 Aunt Brigette with the birthday girl

 Time for the birthday cake!

 She tasted the icing for a bit


 Then she dug in and enjoyed it!

 Sister party pic

 Mom, Caroline, and Dad

She loved her pumpkin cake!

 The big kids enjoyed cupcakes on the deck

 Thank you Vicki for sending me these pictures!

 The big kids enjoyed the cupcakes!

 Once everyone was gone, we opened presents and enjoyed playing with all the new toys!

 Big sister enjoyed opening presents too

 I think she loves her new chair

 Family photo

Happy birthday sweet girl!

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