Thankful for Grandmothers...

Mom, I thought she'd be...

bigger.  That's what my 4 year old said to me this morning when we got Katie out of her crib.  She turned the big One yesterday and I guess Julia was a little disappointed that she didn't grow overnight like she thought she was going to.  haha.  :-)  So funny how those little minds work. 

Well, we had Katie's birthday party last night and it was such fun.  I think first birthday's are such a milestone.  That first year is just so full of changes.  It's so hard to believe how much they grow and learn and develop that first year.  I think it calls for a celebration. 

I just wanted to share some of the projects that I put together for her party.  We had an ice cream cone theme and let me tell you, if you have a summer birthday party, this is such a fun and easy theme.  I found Stamped Napkins lots of fun and inexpensive little goodies for decorations as well as treats for the kids.  I bought plain napkins and stamped on them using the new Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms.  The big 6x6 size is perfect for stamping on a regular sized napkin.  So easy!  The napkin wraps were made using the Ice Cream Party digital kit from Shabby Miss Jenn  Designs  -- the same kit I used to make her invites that I posted last week.

Ice Cream Cone Tussie Mussie I have been seeing lots of tussie mussies around and have been wanted to make a few, and I had the idea to turn them into ice cream cones.  I picked up three different colored hydrandgea bushes at the dollar store and stacked them up to create the scoops of ice cream and plopped a chipboard cherry on the top.  The waffle cone paper is printed from the same digital kit. 

Out for pub-2 The tussie mussies anchored an ice cream cone banner which I made using my Cricut and the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  I just used all kinds of different patterned papers and scraps of ribbon.  I embossed the cones and the scoops using my Cuttlebug. 

Out for pub-2

Party Hat And, of course the birthday girl needed a birthday hat, so we made her a waffle cone hat.  :-)  The paper was again printed from the Ice Cream Party kit and I just added a glittered chipboard 1, some Queen and Co. felt and a row of pretty flowers. 

You can see in the background of this pic that we made ice cream cone cupcakes.

I didn't get a picture of them, but I also found some really cute ice cream cone bubbles at the Dollar Tree.  They are even sented according to the color of their ice cream.  The brown one really does smell like chocolate.  How fun is that?  :-) 

DSC_0064-2-small And, finally, this post would probably not be complete if I didn't post a picture of the birthday girl, so here you go.  :-)  She really loved the cake and made the hugest mess you could imagine. She was just getting started in this pic, but by the time she was done she had decided to just pick up the whole plate and smash it into her face.  So funny.  :-) 

Have a great weekend!