Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wren wants to thank everyone for all the lovely Birthday wishes! Her party was a huge success and we had a wonderful time sharing her 1st year of life with all our closest family members. Here are some of the highlights (keeping in mind that you have neither the time nor desire to sit and scroll through about 100 pictures!).

The part that was most fun for me was spending the last couple weeks scouring my favorite places for unique, affordable party decor. We opted out of disposable plates or cups in an effort to be a little greener and instead I collected some antique teacups (for less than $1 each) and side plates (about $0.50 each). The more random the patterns, the more fun I thought it looked.

Local bake shoppe BabyCakes did a variety of cupcakes for us and they were a HUGE hit! I rarely say this, but they tasted even better than they look.

These silver plated trophy cups are a dime a dozen in most thrift stores (these particular ones were $2 each) and look like a million bucks.



Thanks to the older toddlers Wren had a little help learning how to open a present!

Wren's Grandma made her a mini-mogul and gave her her first stock, of course it was very fitting that she is now a shareholder in Disney. Even though she had no idea what it is she was VERY excited and had to show it off to everyone!

Drinking from a teacup was a HUGE novelty for Wren, and she refused to leave a single drop.


"Look Dad! The hungry caterpillar wants to eat your nose!"
Her other Grandma and Grandpa thought it was time Wren went sledding! She is definitely looking forward to it.



And thanks to Sean giving me my birthday gift early I was very excited to snap a million pictures using my new zoom lens!!!
Hope everyone also had a weekend filled with memories and laughter~

31 comments:

Erin said...

Oh my goodness, you know how to throw a party!! No surprise there :) I absolutely love the tablescape! And can't believe your little bird is a year already-time flies! Happy Birthday (to both you and Wren,right?)

Erin

Megan Lee said...

Wow! I love all those dishes- so cute! And Wren is just a doll. It looks like she had a great time and you guys made some great memories :)

MrsKBJ said...

Looks like you guys had a ton of fun! Cute pics! Thanks for sharing!Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Mary said...

Ok, that picture of Wren "reading" her stock page is the cutest thing ever. Love it. And the mismatched china is a fantastic idea! Just a lovely party for such a beautiful little girl! ~mary~

Kalee said...

What a fantastic party! She looks absolutely delighted with everything, and I love the photo of her getting that last drop of "tea"!

Amber said...

OMG everything looks gorgeous! I love the tea cups and plates. You top looks gorgeous as well!

dr said...

Happy Birthday, Wren! So adorable!! I love the thrift shopping for the plates - adding that to my list!

Jen said...

The birthday girl handled all of this with such grace, at least according to these pictures. What a lovely way to celebrate such a special event. I too am a Disney stockholder....hold on to it for a long time Miss Wren, it pays off! Congrats on you first birthday celebration. They only get more rowdy and uncontrollable, they will always be beautiful (as long as you are in charge!)

Amber said...

Oh please share more pictures! I'd be happy to scroll through 100 of them! ;) Everything turned out gorgeous, Holly! Love the random pattern of the dishes.

Antonella said...

Happy belated Birthday Wren!

such elegant setting, beautiful!

Mrs. Dew said...

awe so cute! She is getting so big!

Annie said...

She is so sweet - looks like a fantastic party!

Amanda said...

Holly. Holly. Holly. Where oh where do I begin lovely lady?

Wren's personality/sweet nature shows through her smile even in photos! I cannot pick a favorite photo but they all have such sweet qualities to them. I will say though, the first one of you with her present.... she's staring at YOU! With such a sweet "oh how exciting mommy" look on her face. Love.That.

As for the decor... I'm blown away every time you do something and this was no exception. When/if I have a little girl... vintage tea cups and saucers it is! They are (almost) as pretty of a touch as you and your little Wren are.

Suzy said...

Adorable picture's.

Your shirt is so pretty.

Time has flown, I cant believe Wren is one already!

Happy birthday to Wren, and of course yourself!


Have a nice Christmas!

Kristal said...

She is SO cute. What a fun party!

Dianne said...

Hi Holly

You have been blessed with a beautiful, brown eyed girl! Her expressions are priceless. Your blog is wonderful, full of style and great ideas!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
"For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour , which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

Little Lovables said...

what a fun party! love the little teacups and plated you got. Wren looks so cute drinking from it and in her sled.

Rachel said...

Hey! I'm new to your blog, but I would love to find out where you found teacups so cheap!! Please share.

rachel.ridd@gmail.com

Annie said...

Hi Holly! Is that your mom holding Wren while she drinks from the teacup?

Will you PLEASE ask her where she got her black cardigan?

Thanks!

Jen said...

ummm basically that is the most darling party i've ever seen! i just love it. my favorite part is all the mis-matched tea cups and plates that looks so sweet AND then you can use them again!

thank you for sharing!
Jen

Faff Around said...

I LOVE the mismatched china, It looks wonderful with all of you other bits. Your daughter looks really sweet.

Mrs. Chic said...

Ahh what a lovely birthday!!

Rebecca said...

Um could Wren get any cuter??? Her smile is seriously contagious!!! I so WISH I could have skipped out on work to come to her party!!! It looks like it was so much fun! And your table display is so creative! I would never have thought to use those polished mugs in that way...they look stunning!
Thank you for bringing me a cupcake! I pretty much devoured that thing in about 2 seconds lol!

Katie Bug said...

Wren is so adorable. It looks like she had a great time!

lena said...

Wren clearly knows how to handle a teacup! I've loved watching your little bird grow, Happy Birthday to both of you.

sweet cheek's mom said...

so beautiful.
love the candies in the jars. simple and pretty.

Kathryn said...

The last picture you posted of her in the sled with her hands behind her head is this funniest/cutest thing. Did she pose like that on her own??

bagfashionista said...

looks gorgeous, holly! And Happy Birthday Wren!!! Gosh, the time flies by so fast....

janet said...

Hi holly~
Love your blog! On a totally unrelated note, is your beautiful mom wearing a jacket from Anthro??? I have been lusting after that piece for so......long! I cannot find it anywhere. If you know where I can find one in a size 2 or 4 PLEASE let me know!!!! Thought maybe you had some inside scoop on where to find one~
Thanks- J
jmoruzzi@gmail.com

Heather said...

She's just darling! I'm new to your blog via Cote de Texas, and have been having fun reading through it!

Heather said...

She's just darling! I'm new to your blog via Cote de Texas, and have been having fun reading through it!

 
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