Thanks to pinterest I'd had Lexie's first birthday party mentally planned, pretty much since I found out she was a girl. (Sad to say as much as I don't want her to grow up any more than she already has, I already have an idea for her second birthday too)
What could be sweeter for a sweet little girl than a cookies and milk party?
I kept it simple (once you got past the wide array of cookies and cupcakes that I made all from scratch) as far as activities went. To start a guess the number of cookies in the jar guessing game. There were 266 in case you were wondering. (Abby guessed 1,000 and Micah guessed 4)
Then came all the tasty goodies... oatmeal, lemon and sugar cookies.
Alexis' smash cake
Cupcakes (because it isn't a birthday party without cake!) These were cookie dough cupcakes from Annie's Eats. A brown sugar cupcake with chocolate chips in it, eggless cookie dough filling and a cookie dough frosting. So yummy! (Lexie's smash cake is the same as the cupcakes just with no filling)
And more cookies - chocolate chip and macarons (of course!)
Then we had white and chocolate milk to drink.
The whole set up with Lexie's birthday banner and all.
Then to keep the bigger ones entertained we had cookie decorating.
Both Abby and Micah wanted to help Lexie blow out her candle so we blew it out twice.
Mmm... maybe this looks tasty?
Trying a tiny bite of her cake.... well a cookie off the side.
Nah... I'd rather eat my oatmeal cookie..... no cake covered baby at this party.
Such a fun, sweet (read: sugar overload) party. I'm gonna say it one more time... I can't believe this past year went so fast and she's already one! She's looking and acting more toddler-ish lately and it makes me happy and sad all at the same time.