A couple of weekends ago we had Savannah’s first birthday party! I’m still having a hard time accepting that my little baby is now one, but we had a wonderful day with friends celebrating her and the sweet girl she is. Now I’m warning you, picture overload ahead!
As her birthday got closer I found myself overwhelmed with all the ideas and cute themes out there and I’ll admit it, I had to try really hard to not go overboard. There’s so many cute things to do! But I also knew that I wanted to be able to just enjoy the day, keep the stress low, and do something simple and sweet. I decided to go with a Berry Farm Stand theme and I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out.
One reason I picked this theme was I knew that I could already use lots of items from around my house to decorate. Because of this I was able to keep the cost really low, basically buying only the food, plates/napkins, and a couple small things.
I created the Farm Stand sign in Photoshop and ordered it from Costco, my favorite place to order large prints on the cheap. I love collecting old milk bottles so I already had a bunch on hand to create some pretty floral arrangements. You may also recognize the two wooden crates from this post and this post.
I also have to brag on the food because it was ah-mazing! And it’s okay for me to brag on the food because it was the genius work of someone else. We were so lucky to have Savannah’s birth mom fly out and visit us for a week and be here for Savannah’s first birthday. We had a lovely visit, open adoption is wonderful! Her birth mother also happens to be a kitchen mastermind and she planned out the food. I loved cooking next to her in the kitchen, and I love that I’ll have those memories to share with Savannah as she grows.
Savannah took us all by surprise when it came to eating her cake. Knowing her silly, wild personality I thought she was going to go crazy on the cake and get it all over but except for one little face-plant she ate it so daintily. What a little lady.
I’m sure you can all relate to the feeling of the first year just flying by. How has it been one year already? I’m amazed at how much Savannah has grown and changed and I’m so thankful that I have these pictures to remember it by. Each month I took a picture of Savannah in the same spot on our house and then added the text using Photoshop to write down a few notes on each month.
Happy 1st Birthday Savannah! Can’t wait to enjoy year #2 with you!