And instead of going back and backlogging the entire year, I went for the photo book route and made a 2018 family photo album. So if you really are dying to know how our year was. Give me a ring. Come have some cookies with me and we'll look through my family photo book. I think that's going to be our new thing, a family yearbook. However, these pictures of Diana turning one are just too stinking cute to wait for them to be printed in a book next year!
After a bit of deliberation, I went with a Floral First theme for Diana's first birthday. It had the perfect amount of sweetness and sophistication that I want Diana to carry with her throughout her life. We had pink and white roses, ranunculus, peonies and baby's breath everywhere! Then I found some cute decor items on Etsy. Fun Fact- I had never bought anything on Etsy before; I may be an addict now. Woops!
My sisters-in-law are incredible. One offered to host the party at her home to accommodate both sides of the family, and the other agreed to make Diana's smash cake with her sweet decorating and baking skills. God knew what he was doing when he put Ray in my life. I got a good husband and the sisters I've always wanted.
|Not pictured is the picture book we had all the guests write a little happy birthday note to Diana in.|
|Chocolate Cake Pops- it took me the entirety of the movie Beauty and the Beast to make these. Worth it? Probably not, but they were delicious this one time :)|
|Lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting|
|Pretty proud of my piping job here. And I loved the cupcake toppers I found on Etsy.|
|Diana got a whole new wardrobe! Which was exactly what she needed :) The hand-me-downs disappeared after sz. 9-12 mo.|
|Lots of cousins to help with the gift opening process!|
|She managed all this carnage on her own. She loved that cake!!|
The pictures probably don't do justice. It was beautiful though. Exactly as I hoped it would turn out. And Diana seemed to enjoy every moment- especially the cake smash :)