I was too busy focusing on the main attraction...
|Teacup and Gigi|
Although I did sneak in a couple quick shots of the cakes.
|The bakery added a special smash cake for free|
Teacup's party outfit was mostly removed for the cake smash.
|Happy Birthday Sweet Munchkin!|
Ironically she didn't do much smashing. Mostly digging.
There were lots of presents to open.
|Ellie met a new friend from Gigi!|
And then we attempted a group shot with all her little friends!
She had a great time, and I felt like it was really the perfect size/scale for a first birthday. We ended up with about 30 guests. Lots of extended family generously helped prepare the food and put up decorations. The menu consisted of slow cooker jelly meatballs (the smash hit), Italian pasta salad, fruit salad, veggie tray with homemade ranch, and a four layer bean dip served with tortilla chips. And cake. Of course.
I forgot to blow up the balloons, but no one seemed to miss them :)