Since Emily's birthday is tomorrow, I've been thinking back to her special day last year! So, I thought I'd share some photos and a couple of ideas from that before moving on to this year!
I made a BUNCH of number ones by printing one off the computer and cutting it out for a template. For this cake, I glued two number ones to a wooden skewer and then had fun putting them in the cake at different intervals.
Then, I also made a special number one cake for Emily by printing out a very large number one and cutting it out. I laid it on top of a square 8x8 cake and cut around the one and then decorated it!
The theme of the ones continued with lots of them hanging from streamers I made. I punched a small hole in the top of the one and then strung them on curling ribbon. I also put some on individual ribbons and hung them from the light fixture. More ones were used on the table.
For the favors, I made little tags on the computer that used ones and Emily's name to put over the existing labels of play-dough and bubbles. I wrote this little poem and printed it out on a paper and included a penny from the year she was born:
2004 is the year of this penny,
also the year of the birth of Emily!
The 2nd of November
is a day we remember,
for the little bundle of love
sent down from Heaven above.
After just one year
we know she's a dear.
Her smile's a treat
and her heart is so sweet!
Hope your second year
is loaded with fun,
little Emily, now that you're one!
The favors were in little Winnie-the-Pooh first b'day bags (a freebie from Grammie!).
After her birthday, I made thank-you's on the computer using small photos of her from her birthday and at this age. David made a DVD "Year In Review" which included a photo slideshow and lots of mini movies - it was such a special thing to watch at her party!