Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Birthday Party Fun

On Saturday we had a family party to celebrate the 1st year of Caroline's life. We had it blown out with pink everything...

Pink Banner...
Pink Balloons...

pink plates, napkins, and utensils...

... and even a homemade pink cake!
Caroline LOVES anything pink or purple, so that's what we did! My parents (nonny and papa) came over from Arkansas, Mimi (from Choctaw), and Uncle Carl and Candace from down the street. It was great having everyone together, and it all went by too fast! Here are some photos of the day to summarize the events.

I frosted the cake with homemade buttercream icing, dyed pink of course and made homemade marshmallow fondant to decorate the cake with flowers. It was my first experience and I was surprised at how easy and tasty it turned out!

I also used fondant for the "1" on top of the cake, and brushed pink glitter glaze on top to give it some sparkle.

While we waited for everyone to arrive, Nonny and the kids had a blast playing

Even her high chair was decorated in pink!
The chair below was bought by my great grandfather years and years ago. My grandmother sent it over for Caroline's birthday. Isn't it precious!? She LOVES it, too!
Papa enjoyed doing what he does best... reading the paper! (while waiting for everyone to arrive)
Nonny made Caroline a tiara. She loved playing with it more than wearing it. (Thanks Kristina for making Caroline's shirt with pink letters!)

When everyone arrived we had PIZZA- Tobin and Caroline's favorite food!
(on pink table clothes, of course)

So unsure of what is going on... (cake time)

She got her fingers in it and did not like that... Until she tasted it!


Everyone loved the cake!

Did I mention I dyed the inside purple?

Britney and TJ helped us celebrate, too!

I'm pretty sure Daddy loved the cake, too(he's going to hate me for posting this ) Ha!

Mommy's sweet girl!
You can't really tell from the pics, but she wore a pink tutu that I made. More pics of that to come, later.

Then, we had presents! ... In pink paper of course!

Caroline is such a girlie girl. She hasn't stopped carrying around her little purple purse and silver jewelry since the party!
The day was finished off by getting Caroline a new car seat- she out grew her old one. I bet you can guess what color it is!


ChrissyK said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I think her birthday cake turned out amazing. Would really love to get the recipe for the HOMEMADE icing and marshmellow fondant. Sounds yummy and looked beautiful.

So glad that you guys are doing well and that God is blessing you day after day. God is good, isnt he???


Charles said...

What a sweet birthday party for a sweet little girl! You are a super wonderful mom! Such good memories your children will have for a long, long time!
Teresa Treadway

Rachel Cobb said...

Thanks for the compliments! Yes, God is good, oh-so good! Chrissy, just added the recipe's to a new post. It really was the BEST buttercream icing i've made! So tasty, you can do it!

Anonymous said...

I can testify that the cake was delicious! The photos are fab, the day was a joy. Rachel, you made it a very special day not just for your baby girl, but for us all! I love you!

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