My baby girl turned O N E! I seriously cannot believe it. I know it is such a cliche because everyone says it, but time truly does fly! It feels like not that long ago I was at the hospital getting ready to meet her. It is hard to put into words how this past year has gone. It has been incredible, eye-opening, life-changing; the most magical, sweet, FULL year of my life. When I try to think of one word that describes Avary’s personality, the one that fits the best is sweet. She is such a sweet little girl! She has a quiet, calm spirit, an infectious smile, and a silly personality. We chose to spell her name ‘Avary’ instead of ‘Avery’ because we wanted the name Ava-which means “life”-in her name. Now looking back, it is incredibly fitting because our little Avary is so full of life. She is like a little sunbeam that lights up the room. She always has a sparkle in her big brown eyes.
I chose a floral theme for her birthday because it just seemed to suit her personality-pretty, classic, girly. And I like a more simplistic style, not so much loud colors or “kid themes.” You can find my inspiration board for her party on my Pinterest. Since we live so far away from all our family, we didn’t celebrate with a large party, but just a fun-filled, family day together.
I definitely did Avary’s birthday on a budget this year. I knew that she wouldn’t remember this birthday, and we didn’t feel like it made sense (financially or otherwise) to go “all out” when we didn’t even have our family there to join in. I made her cake (just a boxed cake mix! I attempted to make a homemade, healthy, sugar free cake for her and it did NOT come out right! haha) and made homemade frosting (delicious! Recipe, here.). I went for the “naked cake” look, so it was rustic and messy but still cute! Plus, I’m no professional cake decorator, so I needed easy! I know it is not amazing, but I love the way her cake turned out!
SHOP AVARY’S PARTY:
One thing I realized after doing this party for Avary is that you don’t have to break the bank to create special, meaningful, beautiful things for your family. If you have an open-mind, get creative, and work with what you have, you can make anything beautiful! So don’t ever feel like what you create falls short because it’s not as picture perfect as the party on Pinterest. If you have created in love, that is all that matters.