Isla's First Birthday Party

So, despite the fact that I still think Isla is my (not so tiny--remember, 9 pounds, 5 ounces people!) newborn, she went ahead and turned ONE last week! We had the most perfect little birthday party for her and my immediate family was all able to be here since they were visiting for Thanksgiving! It was really special for me to finally get to host a party in my own home (we had Emilia's first birthday at my parent's house down in Southern CA since most of my friends were still there at that point) and it turned out absolutely perfect!

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My friend Samantha at Dessert Junkie made the most amazing desserts! The theme of the party was Swan Lake, so she made the most beautiful brush stroke cake that was the perfect homage to beautiful swan feathers! She also made the most beautiful swan sugar cookies I have ever seen.  The details on these cookies, you guys!  They were unbelievable!  And of course, she crafted the perfect smash cake for our Isla girl, which I topped with one of (my favorites!) Fancy Free Finery's cake toppers!

 Brush Stroke Cake by  Dessert Junkie

Brush Stroke Cake by Dessert Junkie

 Swan Sugar Cookies by  Dessert Junkie

Swan Sugar Cookies by Dessert Junkie

 Naked Smash Cake by  Dessert Junkie  with Cake Topper by  Fancy Free Finery

Naked Smash Cake by Dessert Junkie with Cake Topper by Fancy Free Finery

Every little detail turned out just how I imagined!  With a lot of last minute help from Hobby Lobby, my Swan Lake table was perfection for my sweet little ginger girl!

 Swan Sugar Cookies by  Desert Junkie  and Swan Details from Hobby Lobby

Swan Sugar Cookies by Desert Junkie and Swan Details from Hobby Lobby

 Felt Flower Garland and Cake Topper by  Fancy Free Finery

Felt Flower Garland and Cake Topper by Fancy Free Finery

 Feather Details from Hobby Lobby and Favors inspired by Pinterest

Feather Details from Hobby Lobby and Favors inspired by Pinterest

Isla was the sweetest birthday girl! Her favorite part of the day was her special 1st Birthday gift--the Anywhere Chair from Pottery Barn Kids! Quick story--this girl was OBSESSED with her sister's Anywhere Chair, so much so when I would "lose" her in my house (don't judge, those crawlers are fast) I would ALWAYS find her in Emilia's room sitting in her chair. Guys, it is so funny how into lounging in these chairs Isla is! So it goes without saying, it was an easy birthday gift to think of and it was a huge hit.  I'm talking HUGE. She was ecstatic that she finally had her own chair! Gosh, I love her!

 Anywhere Chair by  Pottery Barn Kids

Anywhere Chair by Pottery Barn Kids

 Anywhere Chair by  Pottery Barn Kids  and Isla's Outfit by Paush Mini from  Shop Sweet Threads

Anywhere Chair by Pottery Barn Kids and Isla's Outfit by Paush Mini from Shop Sweet Threads

 Felt Flower Crown by  Fancy Free Finery

Felt Flower Crown by Fancy Free Finery

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We love you so much Isla, Isla Smila, Ginger, Gingie Girl! You have been a dream baby and this has been a dream first year with you in our family! You are quiet and snuggly and sweet, but so curious and bright in your own unassuming way. You love your sister "Meelia" more than anyone else and it makes my mama heart swell. Goodness girl, I thank God for you every day!

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 Chalkboard Calligraphy by my annoyingly talented sister ;)

Chalkboard Calligraphy by my annoyingly talented sister ;)