A magical party for our miracle baby, Merritt, turning 1! Special meaningful touches throughout the party made it a birthday to remember!
Can view details on my blog's party post:
What People Ate
Meringue Mushrooms, "Dew drops" white chocolate stuffed raspberries, "fairy wands" fruit skewers, chicken salad sandwiches in "butterfly bread", cheese bites, cupcakes, "brownie violets" brownie bites
What People Drank
"nectar" sweet tea for adults and purple Gatorade for kids
chalkboard painted pots with "and 1 to grow on" written in purple chalk, filled with a bag of soil, purple recycled paper-plantable seeds in the shape of a butterfly, and tiny jar of pixie dust
Activities / Games
Live butterfly release, wishing tree to "wish" the 1 year old a Happy Birthday!
I lost count - planned it for over a year. But I know it was ALOT :)
Merritt started crying when she realized her smash cake was still cold (mommy didn't let it thaw completely). She liked the taste of the frosting, but did not care for the cold!
Some of the kids would catch the butterflies and put them in the empty mason jars that had daisy cut lids (instant ventable jars/homes for the butterflies) but they would shake them til they died!!!
Most Touching Moment
The wishing tree was so sweet and sincere. She got some very special messages and wishes.
The birthday girl's older sister (who also had a birthday the day before).
Martha Stewart Party Balloons
found these at my local JCPenney in the Martha Stewart Party/Home living department.
Party City blew them up for me.
Meredith Young at AuCourant
Amazing job! http://www.aucourantfloral.com
Takes such a load off and lets you enjoy the party while they do the work! Would highly recommend getting a photographer!
The photos on this site are my sister's photos and not the professional photographer's. I will add those when I get them.http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Ours-Photography/161262897262500
Unbelievably awesome! She does amazing work!http://facebook.com/uninkdesign
The Butterfly Release Company
Exceptional job and went above and beyond what I asked. Shipped in awesome time. Couldn't have asked for better. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeAtTheLake