Over the weekend, we had Harrison and Lyla's first birthday party! I chose a circus theme, which is the same theme as their nursery
. We had a little over 40 guests in our home. We had intended to set up tables and chairs under the big trees in our backyard, but it just so happened to be 105+ degrees (go figure), so we kept it all inside. Get ready for picture overload!!
Our circus had everything it should....Peanuts, popcorn, soda pop, cotton candy, hot dogs, candy, bubblegum, elephants,...and the greatest show on earth: The twins!
Step Right Up.....
I couldn't resist doing this one....
Anyone see those (ahem) painted highchairs? :) Post on that later....
Love my LOVE gold foil print from madebygirl.com
Our tiny treat buffet had salt water taffy, gum balls and animal crackers.
These wooden striped spoons and forks were so cute!
Soda Pop and polka dotted straws....
Cotton candy cups on the piano!
My absolute FAVORITE thing at the party (other than the babies, of course) ;) .....This fabulous cake made by my friend Carmen. Did she do incredible, or what? I gave her a picture from Pinterest of something I had in mind, and she went way beyond my expectations!!
Harrison & Lyla each had their own cupcake "smash" cake.
I made these tissue poms and a garland made from Instagram prints of the twins to decorate the fireplace area.
I painted these initials for the mantle.
Popcorn and lollipop jars.
I needed something to do with the pile of Instagram prints that I didn't use on the mantle. I was in Hobby Lobby and ran across these cute little packs of journaling paper that I knew I HAD to incorporate into the party. They turned into sort of guest signature cards where the guests wrote little notes to Harrison and Lyla and then chose a picture to tape to the card. I plan to save these and make them into a scrapbook of some kind. I loved reading all of the sweet little notes everyone wrote to the twins. If you didn't do it, you still can. Just let me know you want to!
Here's the stars of the show, waiting IMPATIENTLY for their cake! Can you tell who the girl is here?! Ha! Of course, she lost her headband early on and her hair was a mess!!
Playing with her cake....
Love these cute little feet!
Testing it out....
Attacking the cake!
Such a sweetie!
Opening gifts with Daddy.
Playing in the big middle of all the gifts!
Daddy and his girl....
I think everyone had a good time, even if it was crowded. :)
We are grateful to all who came to our little circus!
The END. :)
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