Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Tea Party for Ellie

Today is the day - Ellie's First Birthday Party! She doesn't actually turn one year old until Friday, but today is The Celebration.

I'm glad we're having her party before her actual birthday, because I certainly went a little overboard with this shindig and I have been so consumed with crafts and baking and planning that I have not had much time to reflect on the fact that my baby is one year old (yet somehow, I have managed to think about it enough to cry already on several occasions). I'm glad that today we will have a great celebration, and then things will die down some and I can have some time to think about what a milestone this, not just for Ellie, but for us as new parents, as well. This party today is as much about celebrating our survival of Year One of parenting as it is about Ellie's first year of life, to be honest. Both are great accomplishments!

But there will be time for reflection this week. Today, it's all about fun at Ellie's Alice-in-Wonderland-themed tea party. Or, if you will, Elizabeth Alice in ONEderland! Hopefully, it will be a great time for all. We've already gotten into the festive spirit and can hardly wait for our guests to join us.

The Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Alice, White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts are ready to par-tay!

Happy Un-Birthday to my sweet Elizabeth Alice! We are so excited to celebrate ONEderful you!


Nichole said...

Such a cute idea! Happy almost birthday, little one!

Lauren said...

How fun, hope it was an amazing time for you all and Ellie the birthday girl :-)

Meghan said...

Oh my gosh! How adorable! Happy Birthday to Ellie!

jessica renee said...

I loved looking at all of the pictures on FB - you did such an amazing job!!! Happy (almost) 1st Birthday, Ellie!