Vivian’s First Birthday Party – Winter ONEderland

First Birthday Cake Smash

Vivian will be one this Wednesday! Wait, what?! Did I say that right? Yep! ONE!

I can’t even believe how fast this year went! It feels like it was just yesterday that I was walking around with a massive tummy hoping she would arrive early. Finally, 3 days overdo, she made her grand entrance! And, let me tell you, it was grand! I will share more about her birth story this week because it is a good one!

Since her actual birthday is in the middle of the week and so close to Christmas, we decided to celebrate a little early! On Saturday, when the weather was in the 60s, we made our very own Winter ONEderland in our home to celebrate our sweet, winter one year old! Even though it didn’t feel much like winter, it was so much fun hanging snowflakes and filling up on homemade hot chocolate. Yum!

I am not much of a decorator but I was thrilled with how this party turned out! I found some ideas on Pinterest and then made them my own. Here are some photos of Vivian’s special day!

Christmas decorations

Winter ONEderland decor - first birthday

Winter ONEderland - First Birthday Party

Winter party dessert table

Winter Party Desserts - snowballs

Winter ONEderland - First birthday - Snowflake party

Winter Party Desserts - Snow Covered Pretzels

For the hot chocolate bar, we had some homemade snowflake marshmallows, crushed candy cane, whipped cream, and crème filled dipping wafers to make our homemade hot chocolate that much better!

Hot Chocolate Bar - First Birthday - Winter party

Winter Party Drinks - Melted Snow - Winter First Birthday

Hot Chocolate Bar Toppings

Snowflake Marshmallows - Winter First Birthday Party

Snowflake Marshmallows - Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar - Winter Birthday party

We served a few simple snacks: veggie tray, cranberry barbecue meatballs, snowflake peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (for the kids), and my favorite, the snowman cheeseball!

Veggie Party Tray

Winter Party - Snowflake Sandwiches

Snowman Cheeseball - Party Tray

Snowman Cheeseball - First Birthday - Winter Party

Lots of people came to celebrate our sweet Vivian. When we started singing “Happy Birthday”, she was a little confused but sat so daintily. This is what she did while we sang…hands folded and probably thinking we all were crazy!

One Year Old - First Birthday Party

I always get excited for the cake eating part of the party. I figured Vivian would be a mess but she was actually pretty neat! With all the eyes on her, she didn’t dig in right away. I think she was purposefully being on her best behavior…and a little bit of a show-off! When Vivian finally realized that the cupcake was delicious, I love how she decided to dig in!

Winter First Birthday Party

First Birthday Cake Smash

One Year Old - First Birthday - Winter Party

Baby Cupcake Cake Smash

One Year Old Cupcake Smash

Baby Girl First Birthday - Cupcake Cake Smash

Baby Girl Cake Smash - First Birthday

Messy Baby First Birthday - Winter Party

All in all, it was a really fun day. For once, I actually enjoyed planning a party and putting it all together! Vivian even had a blast! I think she loved all the attention and she certainly loves all the presents!

Great toys for first birthday - Baby Girl Gifts

Baby Girl First Birthday

Alyssa Morter - Sweetly Tattered

Daddy Daughter - First Birthday - One year old girl

Baby Girl Gift

Toddler and Baby with Poppa

Alyssa Morter - Sweetly Tattered - First Birthday Party

Thank you to all of our church family and friends who came to celebrate our sweet little Viv! Also, thank you to Poppa Morter who was our family representative! It meant so much to our girls and to Ryan and me that you came to shower us with your love. We are beyond thankful for all of the people that made this day so special! Happy birthday, Vivian!

P.S. A little reminder to take time for you!

One thought on “Vivian’s First Birthday Party – Winter ONEderland

  1. Honey, you don’t give yourself enough credit. You so creatively decorated and planned the party beautifully! Vivian looked so pretty and delighted! She sure has grown. Well done, granddaughter!

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