Magic Winter Sparkle Snowflake December Birthday EXTRAVAGANZAAAAAA

Here’s how it went down:

No, I’m not having a party for Caroline’s 1st birthday. It’s so close to Christmas, people will be out of town or busy with other stuff. I know, I’ll throw a Halloween party and that will get my need to throw a party every 6 months out of my system. I mean, obviously we’ll have a cake. A cake isn’t a party. I’ll make a really nice cake and put up some streamers maybe a few balloons. Let me just check the internet really quick for ideas.* Oooo look at these cute winter cupcakes I saw on the internet! I’ll just start a Pinterest board for Caroline’s First Birthday but it’s not like I’m going to invite a zillion people and make fifteen different kinds of cookies. Maybe just three. Ok seven. And I’ll make just a handful of invitations. Ok ten. Ok twenty five. And sure, Mother-in-Law, you should definitely fly in from Ohio for the party – I mean NON-PARTY – because it’s going to be amazing. Twinkle lights and sparkly snow and silver sequins and doilies everywhere. Hot cocoa bar! Hand cut snowflakes! Sparkles! GLITTER!!!!!!!!

Truly, I’m a little jealous MY birthday isn’t in December because it’s kind of awesome. Everywhere we go there are lights and ornaments and Christmas decorations and as far as Caroline is concerned they are all for her. Our family adventures are all super fun and usually end with candy canes. Everyone is full of well wishes and good cheer and my adorable little munchkin face red-headed elf baby shines where ever she goes. It’s magical.

Here’s a peek at what I’ve been working on for her just-a-tiny-bit overboard first birthday!

Snowflake cream cheese mints
Hair bow for the birthday girl
Mantle decorations
Salt dough letters
Silver ornament and snowflakes – can you see the twinkle lights in the reflection?
Sugar cookies
And my new favorite treat in the evening while I’m crafting – white hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. Like Christmas in my mouth.

*WHOOPS. OBVIOUSLY, this is where things went downhill. Or uphill. Whichever way leads into the pile of magic twinkle lights, glitter and fake snow.

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19 Responses to “Magic Winter Sparkle Snowflake December Birthday EXTRAVAGANZAAAAAA”

  1. Alena says:

    Can we add this to the reasons we need to live in the same place?

  2. um, what time should i show up? ha, if only! this (non) party is going to be fabulous. and yes! having lights everywhere makes parties so much fun. we should totally be allowed to do this in the spring for the big kids’ birthday’s too! i mean, right? can’t wait to see the photos =)

  3. Denae says:

    You go girl! Your baby only turns one once. I think a little* party is called for. It looks gorgeous.

  4. alana says:

    From one Winter Onederland party to another, have fun!!! Looks great! I had a bazillion snowflakes we hung on our ceiling to make it look like it was snowing in Southern California. I should have sent you some to use! Enjoy!!

  5. Cole says:

    I’m SO glad you decided to do a party – I LOVE your party posts. I can’t wait to see all of the details :)

  6. Amanda says:

    Living in Virginia sucks! I wan to come to the magical snowflake baby land! I can’t wait for the full details lady, it looks amazing already!

  7. Shari says:

    I’ll say again: you could SO be a professional party planner!!

  8. Suz says:

    Ditto Alena! I wish I lived closer~ & that you’d plan a party for my Dec b-day! I love these posts of yours. Looking forward to seeing the end party, I mean non-party, post! :-)

  9. Amanda says:

    Wow, her non-party is going to be SO gorgeous!! Such a lucky girl ;)

    My friends introduced me to hot schnacolate this weekend…..it’s kind of my new favorite thing :)

  10. Carrie says:

    So cute! And, I have a December birthday and it is totally awesome. Now, if only someone would come and throw me a party like this one…!!

  11. Sarah-Anne says:

    caroline has the best partay mama around.
    that is all.

  12. I need some cream cheese mints. Ohmygoodness, those look so good!

    Again with the fabulous photography. These should be in a magazine. And those mints should be in my belly.

  13. This is seriously awesome. Did you ever find the small jars for the snowglobes? I’m majorly jealous of people who can pull off this kind of thing… I’m not near crafty enough to do this type of thing.

  14. Kimberly says:

    I CAN NOT wait to see all the pics :) Like I seriously can not wait.

  15. The snowflake cookies are to die for! And I must say, that peppermint white hot chocolate sounds delish :-) Hope your little one has a beautiful birthday!

  16. Alison says:

    You throw the best parties ever. Can you PLEASE plan my next birthday party?!

  17. tricia says:

    See, I was planning on doing nothing for Ezra’s first birthday, too. But then I went on Pinterest and realized that I MUST USE ALL THE FUN CHRISTMASY BIRTHDAY SPARKLY AWESOMENESS!!!! So it’s getting completely out of hand, and now I have to go because there are more paper straw wreaths to make…..

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