Last week, Kaylin turned the big #1!
We had a pretty large party (about 60 people) and a lot of fun!
One of the best parts of the party was all of the yummy food! I wish I had pictures of everything! We had meatballs (regular marinara & Asian inspired), Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets, baked beans, crackers & cheese, chips & salsa, fruit and fruit dip, vegetables & hummus & veggie dip, nuts & nut mixes (from Trader Joe’s), rolls, strawberry spinach salad, cookies and cupcakes. Luckily, I had family helping out with some of the food (thank you everyone!!)
I made Kaylin’s smash cake using this recipe. The recipe is healthier and has a banana base:
Topped with a lighter cream cheese frosting:
More food pictures- amazing fruit:
Nuts & cheese:
I made a ton of chocolate cupcakes:
I topped them with Joy the baker’s peanut butter frosting. I also made Mama Pea’s con cookies (Josh’s Mom also brought chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips and chocolate covered pretzels):
The theme was Mickey/Minnie. Kaylin freaked out every time she saw a Mickey or Minnie.
We also had a keg
Its hard to get a one year old to sit still:
Kaylin’s Aunt Jenny did SO much for the party (here with her boyfriend Mike who took all of the pictures):
Jenny put together a bundle of kids activities include noodle necklace making, coloring, bubbles, etc:
She also painted the beer pong table up for the party:
I had high hopes for the smash cake:
but it was much more dainty than expected:
Josh and I helped to make it a little messier! It was a fantastic day !
What is your favorite party food to make or eat?
A year already!! What a beautiful little girl she is. :) Sounds like a terrific party with lots of tasty eats, Erica. You must be so proud!!
Thank you :) :)
Cupcakes have got to be the best party food. Of course ;) But besides the sweet stuff, a good fruit salad and cheese and crackers are always great choices for their simplicity
I can never get over how incredibly beautiful this child is! Happy Birthday to Kaylin! Thinking and praying for you guys always. xoxo
You are just the sweetest <3
What a great party! I love the beer pong table.
Amazing memory making day for all of us! Only regret missing Uncle Jeremy and Uncle Justin! Jenny, Mike, Hardy and I loved every minute of it! Love you, your handsome husband and beautiful daughter!
We love you too!!
So much fun! And I love that you had a keg and a beer pong table. Ha. The first birthday party is more for the adults than the babies anyway, right?
This whole post is so cute. I always think Kaylin is SO cute, but in the first picture she is just so PRETTY. She's going to be gorgeous. That is so sweet of Jenny to make the beer pong table. So creative!
happy bday to Kay and cannot believe she's 1 already! and she is looking more and more like you every day!
those choc cupcakes -- drool!
You're so sweet! Jenny rocks- she was seriously a party lifesaver!
My mini me ;). She actually looks a lot like Josh when she concentrates haha
Wow, what an amazing party for lil K! I love it! Happy birthday to your lady!! Love the ears ;)
Thank you ;) I plan to get my mileage out of those ears...I love playing Minnie ;)
What a FANTASTIC party!! The food sounds out of this world, and I love how dainty Kaylin is with her smash cake. :) She is such a beauty! The Mickey and Minnie decorations really make me smile because I was such a huge Minnie fan at her age. And kudos on those cupcakes and that beer pong table - so cool! Happy first birthday to Kaylin and here's to an exciting year two!
Haha...she is a dainty eater with that cake!! She's so sweet. It looks like the perfect first birthday party!!
Thank you!! I love Minnie and Mickey!
So cute!!! Looks and sounds like it was a huge success!
She's such a doll. I can't believe she's already a year old!
Awwww....this is so sweet. And your outfits are too much!!! Love!
Kaylin is sooooo cute!!! Love the party pics and the keg :) looks like it was a huge success yay! xoxo
Oh so cute!!! She is simply precious!
LOL! Josh helped to make it messy. Oh too funny!
that is so fun! i love the messy bday cake pics, such a big birthday! well done on the party!
Hi Erica! I'm so glad you liked the recipe! Thanks so much for letting me know :) Looks like a perfect party!
Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Kaylin is adorable!
happy bday, k!
Oh my gosh, I can't believe she's a year old! She is absolutely adorable and the party looked amazing. Love that Kaylin's aunt painted the beer pong table :)
this whole post i'm wondering what in the world is a "smash cake" and then i realized DUH it's a cake where the baby can punch into it? no? hahahah Kay knows what's up though - she's like "MA you're going to put me on the internet - there is no way I am being a non-dainty smasher"
the keg was to get the hubby & men to sit still no? and omg Kay has the BEST AUNT EVER! are you going to save that beer pong table for her 21st birthday party?! hahah that would be awesome.
Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!!
Aww, Happy Birthday to your little princess!!! The party looks like so much fun! Wow, what a spread of food! Love how dainty Kay is when she eats, lol...definitely a princess. :)
Thank you :)
what a sweetie!! Happy birthday to kaylin!
Awww happy birthday to Kay!! What a cute party and love that beer pong table! ;)
Oh my goodness what an adorable birthday party! I can't believe Kaylin is already one! xo
Kaylins eyes! So pretty - and they look exactly like yours! What a fabulous birthday party:) Love the Mickey Mouse ears.
My daughter actually used a fork for her first birthday too - only a sign of things to come with my neat freak daughter! She's so big!
Hard to believe little bit is already 1! she is such a cutie and the party looked like a great success - lots for kids and adults! :)
Happy belated birthday to dear Kaylin! So cute!
Oh happy 1st birthday sweet Kaylin!!! It's been so fun to watch her grow up this year Erica, she is just precious!! I love the Micky/Minnie theme, and the noodle necklaces! What a fun idea for a party! Your party food is always great, yum!!
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