We sort of did an Wonderland / One-derland theme since Azia did an Mad Tea Party birthday a few years ago and we still had some things hanging around.
We had cupcakes in teacups and croquet and propeller hats instead of birthday hats.
We had some face painting, and a make-shift photo booth, and even though we have variables like Lex (who, although he denied it, apparently ate half dozen cupcakes before I frosted them and then dumped and not only broke but sat on three of the ones in teacups on the way over to the party) and me (who completely forgot to even get the ice cream out of the freezer) it was a nice relaxing evening.
Zayda got a good start on her next year surrounded by family and friends.
All her aunts and uncles are out of town (fire season!) so there weren't as many people as are sometimes around for birthdays. You know you have big family when 30+ people seems like a quiet little gathering.
|hanging out with her biggest big brother|
|visiting with Monte|
|Nana & Aodhan checking out her year in pictures. (I've printed them, which I'm considering a commitment to make some sort of scrapbook of her first year with them.)|
|monopolizing the photobooth|
|The cake became a little more wonky than initially designed by the time we served it..|
|Zayda had her own cake on her birthday--today she seemed more interested in the teacup cakes than a piece of real cake.|
|Israel and the Matt boys mastering the game of croquet|
|with her dad|
And now on to being one!