Thursday, May 16, 2013

Little Ladybug Party - Ava's First Birthday Party

Saturday, May 11th 2013 was a gorgeous, sunny, slightly windy day. It was a perfect day to gather with friends and family for Ava's first birthday party. This year was THE year, our big party year. And what fun it was.

We had the party at a pavillion next to scenic Fellow's Lake. Fellow's not only provided a lovely backdrop for our party, but it also offers plenty of space to spread out and nearby playground equipment to keep the older kids at the party entertained.

We chose a ladybug theme for Little Miss's party. After tossing a few ideas around, it seemed that Mother Nature was urging us to go with this ladybug theme. Before Ava was born, when we were getting her nursery ready, we kept finding ladybugs in this room. We'd toss them back outside, but this past spring we'd find more and more crawling on her nursery floor. Turns out quite a few had come into her room, hidden somewhere and hibernated for the winter. Then, come spring, they wake back up. We went through a several week period where we were finding about one ladybug a day in her room. So it just felt right to go with that as Ava's birthday theme this year.

Here's some pictures from the big day. It was so much fun!

I love this photo collage my friend Katie made. It shows off the cute banner we made, water bottle labels, balloons, an adorable little lady in an adorable dress, and a fun cake topper Katie helped make.
Birthday Banner with beautiful lake background.
"Today I Eat Cake" banner and cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!

LOVED this fun ladybug balloon!
Custom, reversible birthday dress. Locally made.
Best friend wagon rides were a HIT that day!
These cuties are 5 days apart in age.
Girl talk.

Clapping after "Happy Birthday"
Sharing with Mommy.
"Don't take my cake away!!"
"Is this for ME?!"
"Do these shoes match my dress?"
Ava's friend Bennett sharing his hat.
Ava started walking around 9 months. Then she stopped. I think it was just easier, and faster, for her to crawl. The night before her party, she decided it was time to start walking again, and showed it off at her party! So cute. Since then, she's a pro walker and getting fast at it!
Ruffle diaper covers are the cutest.
Ava is ONE!

1 comment:

  1. Love it!!! So cute Casey! Sad we missed it :( need to get her gift to her soon.