I love throwing birthday parties, and I love having a little girl, so you can only imagine how excited I was to throw a girly birthday party for my sweet baby! I was worried that I would have a hard time thinking of a theme for the party, since there are so many adorable ideas out there for baby girls' first birthday parties, and this might be my only chance to throw one. However, as soon as I came across the idea of a Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star birthday party, I instantly knew it was perfect! First, I have been mildly obsessed with stars since jr. high school. For reals. Second, every night since Everly was born, I sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to her as she falls asleep. So, having a party that celebrates that special time we have together each day was a dream!
After I taped that ribbon to the wall as part of the decorations, I came back into the hall to see Everly trying to help. You think I was excited about throwing her a girly party, I instantly thought about how amazing it's going to be to throw girly parties with her someday!
The cutest decor we had were these pictures of the birthday girl.
This little birthday girl was the best host ever. She waved hello to all her guests, gave hugs, smiled at everyone, performed an impromptu dance number to entertain everyone, and was just her sweet self, all night long!
Okay, I had to post these pictures of the birthday girl holding this old phone, because in some of the best pictures of Krew from his first birthday party, he's holding the same phone (although it had a pink cover on it back then). I guess 12 month olds like to carry around phones!
She cried when she first touched the cake, and wasn't sure she wanted anything to do with it for a little while. But don't worry, once she got a taste of the sweet stuff, she quickly decided she liked it and kept going back for more.
She never really went crazy eating it. She just kept slowly and consistently eating piece after piece and licking the sweet frosting off her fingers.
I thought it would be cute to get some pictures of her eating her smash cake on the floor, without the highchair tray in the way. . .
This led to her immediately sticking her toe in the cake and then crying because she didn't like the feeling of frosting on her feet!