Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It’s party time!

***Warning…long post and TONS of pictures to follow!***

We finished up Sophie’s birthday weekend with a wonderful party with family and friends.  We decided on a fun Rainbow Brite theme (vintage 80s, of course).  Tricia and I loved Rainbow Brite growing up and it was so fun looking for ways to decorate for the party.  I was amazed at how much I was able to find on eBay from the 80s…in the original packaging nonetheless!   


I was even able to find a retired Wilton cake pan!!  Tricia and I worked on icing this cake for hours!!  It turned out fairly well but had so much frosting on it that we just used it for looks rather than having anyone eat it.


The morning of the party was super busy since we had lots to set up, but we were able to sit down for some family pics before all the guests arrived :) IMG_2236 IMG_2250

One of my favorite parts of the party was the rainbow candy buffet!  We had rainbow lollipops, gummi bears, saltwater taffy, skittles and rainbow licorice! IMG_2287IMG_2288  IMG_2265 IMG_2266

Everyone also loved the display of the monthly pictures of Sophie’s first year!  It was so fun to see how Sophie changed every month.


Sophie looked adorable in her Rainbow Brite skirt (which I found on Etsy!) and rainbow striped baby legs.


Sophie was so blessed to celebrate with over 60 of our closest family and friends.  It was so wonderful to have so many people there who have played a part in her first year of life.

IMG_2290 Great Grandpa John, Great Aunt Toni, Great Grandma Lorraine, and Great Grandma Norma (aka GG)

Some more shots of family and friends…  IMG_2291IMG_2293


Next up…cake!!!


IMG_2315 For me???

IMG_2323Ok, I guess I’ll dig in! 

 IMG_2334I think I’ll share some with Grandpa. 

IMG_2345 And grandma too :)

IMG_2353 That was delicious!

Sophie was spoiled rotten with lots of great presents from everyone.  She had a great time opening them all up!

IMG_2401IMG_2443Playing with her present from Addison

We all had such a great time celebrating Sophie’s 1st birthday!!  We’re thrilled that so many of our family and friends were able to join us on such a special day :)



sarahmarie0730 said...

You did such a fabulous job on her party! I loved the theme! I think one of my favorite details was definitely S's skirt and baby legs:) Oh, and the Rainbow Brite cake was amazing too!

Happy 1st birthday Sophie! So glad we were able to celebrate with you, xoxo

Cathy D'ambrosio said...

Denise, thanks for the updates and
for the beautiful pictures and for
all the memories and the very enjoyable day as we celebrated Sophie's First Birthday! We loved all the Rainbow Bright Decorations-
they brought back some more happy memories for Dad and I. How the old comes back to bring joy, color and enjoyment to the young once again! Loved All the pictures and the fun and food etc., at the Birthday.

Gran-dma and Grandpa