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Mia’s 1st Birthday

I had originally not even planned to decorate for Mia’s party. I thought I would be too busy with Ausha only being a month old. But then the day before her birthday came and I found some extra time to scrounge up some last minute decorations. Everything was DIY made from items I already had. I gathered up every pink and yellow item in my home and threw them all together. Pink furniture, pink vases, yellow flowers, etc. If it was pink or yellow it went into the living room. I used some left over fabric from her nursery to make the pennant banner, the flower on her suspenders and to fill the picture frames on the mantel. I made the cake stand by covering a 100 pack of CDs with the polka dot fabric! Haha. If that isn’t totally DIY I don’t know what is! I used three small chalkboards on each of the 2 decorated tables and the mantel to tie them all together with Mia’s chalkboard wall in her room. The best part about the party was that I only spent money on the cake and food. It definitely ended up being cuter than I thought it would be. And, cheaper. Woohoo for cheap and pretty parties!

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  • Chris (wonderchris) - What a great 1st birthday!

  • Nancy Wyatt - This is so sweet, what a great job! I love that it isn’t so over the top myself! It’s absolutely perfect, darling, adorable, sweet wait I said that already! OK, I’ll stop. Great job momma! Hugs from Conroe, TX

  • johanna - thank you!

  • mom - I like the static electricity in her hair (balloon pic) :)

  • Esther - Such precious photos. My mother is a an Irish twin too! My aunt was born almost eleven moths before my mom and her twin sister. So she has a real twin and a irish twin. My Grandma had now idea she was going to have 3 baby girls in one year. Bless her heart.

    Your girls are just darling.

  • liz - so beautiful! and i LOVE that cake. did you make it or order it from somewhere?

  • johanna.r.mcshan@gmail.com - Thanks everyone.

    Liz – Long time no talk. Hope married life is going well for you. I definitely bought the cake. Baking is not a talent of mine. Lol

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