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Weekending With the Unicorns

Planning a first birthday party is no joke! We kept it fairly simple, inviting family and Laura and her crew. I had decided almost immediately that we were going to have a unicorn theme. Zoe loves her unicorn stool and paci and tends to point at unicorn stuff when we are out in stores. Also, one and uni…just made sense to me.

I had a few things on the menu that I knew I wanted immediately; unicorn fudge and funfetti cake batter dip. The rest of the menu sort of came together the week of the party and included a rainbow fruit bowl, pigs in a blanket, meat and cheese tray, chips and queso, crackers with cream cheese and pepper jelly, pasta salad and goldfish crackers. Zoe’s cake was a unicorn and we had cupcakes matching the light pink, dark pink and purple from her unicorn’s mane.

I kept the decorations simple too. We had unicorn straws and napkins, pink and purple cups and plates and blow up unicorn floats. I had ordered an adorable high chair tutu on line that I plan to use next year as well and will just change the 1 to a 2. I took the garland and gold twinkle lights from Zoe’s smash cake session and hung them on the fire place with her monthly pictures. I thought it turned out really cute!!! I am pretty sure my sister was the only one who took the time to look at it or even notice it…but whatever. At least I have the photos for her scrapbook now!

It was great seeing everyone, and they all spoiled Zoe with so many presents! Zoe’s favorite things were the cards and gift bags. I think Santa will have a much easier Christmas this year knowing that Zoe prefers gift bags over wrapped items.

And in true Laura and Nadine fashion, we are both wearing the same colors and our kids both can’t keep their hands out of their mouths for pictures. We are pretty much the same person all the time.

Since Zoe had to go to school on her actual birthday, I sent some fresh fruit for her and her friends and some cookies for her teachers so they could celebrate with her. It seems like she had a lot of fun from the pictures her teacher shared with me. Last night after dinner, I let her have a little piece of her cake and she had one last gift to open that we missed on Sunday.

Her cake face in that middle picture looks like me when I eat my feelings on a Monday too. LOL.

The rest of our weekend was pretty much consumed with the set up and clean up for her party, and of course, watching lots of football. I got to see Georgia put the beat down on Auburn and Alabama get voted in to the playoffs, so all is right in the world again. Well, the football world. The actual world is quite a mess, right?

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!

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21 Comments

  • Reply Heather December 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Aww what a fun first birthday theme!! I laughed at your comment about Santa having an easy time due to the gift bags, LOL. I can’t believe she is already one year old!!!! What a cutie šŸ™‚

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 5, 2017 at 11:49 am

    All of the pictures from Zoe’s party look so beautiful, and that cake is just gorgeous! I love the theme, and you’re so right that a unicorn theme is just perfect for a one year old birthday party! It’s always stressful pulling together a party and having everybody coming over to your house, but y’all did a great job!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    You did so good mom, what a great theme! Love the picture of you and Laura and the kids. I’m sure you loved it, but I know the little “whew” of relief when the party is done and behind you, they’re a lot of work. Glad it paid off, Zoe looks so happy!

  • Reply Sierra December 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    What an adorable party theme! Everything came together so well and I love that you didn’t go over the top. Parties are definitely no joke but once one ends I’m always thinking about the next one lol. Sierra~
    Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Carly December 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Everything turned out amazing– I love the cake and the tutu around her highchair is so cute! I love the picture of her carrying the big pink bag behind her back– too funny.

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen December 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    A unicorn party sounds so fun! I want one for my 40th, lol! Everything turned out so cute and your menu sounds so yummy!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As December 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Super cute theme. That cake looks amazing!

  • Reply Kate December 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Ahhhhhh everything came out perfect, and lol at her eat her feelings on Mondays face. Me too girl… meeeeee too! I’m still not sure how it’s possible that we have 1 year olds that are now walking! All the planning is no joke, and bittersweet when it’s over. Yay for Christmas being a little easier on Santa this year, gift bags for the win <3

  • Reply SMD December 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Love the unicorn theme and the cake is adorable!

  • Reply Audrey December 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Like… how is this child of yours ONE? Goodness, time flies.
    Such a cute party! A+ for decorations and food! That cake is a.m.a.z.i.n.g.!!!
    The idea of one & “uni” makes total sense to me. Smart choice!

  • Reply Kay December 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Love the theme and cake. Good job! And I also really love the photos on the mantle. Iā€™d have noticed for sure!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    First birthdays really arent a joke.
    I love your theme… & that unicorn cake is ADORABLE!!!
    You so need to frame that pic of you &your girl at her big party. Such a good one.

  • Reply laura December 6, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I can’t believe she’s already one ! We had a blast at the party, and that picture of you and Z turned out so good! A framer for sure!

  • Reply marie December 6, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Oh my!! The party looks amazing!! I love love how it turned out!! I so want that unicorn cake. I love the photos on your mantle!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 6, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I love her birthday theme – it is perfect! And her face eating is me eating my feelings on a Monday, too. You did such a great job with the party! I don’t know how people do it. And all of the food looks delicious. I could go for some “eating my feelings” right about now.

  • Reply Cara December 6, 2017 at 11:36 am

    That cake is the cutest! Love the little pictures you put on the mantle!

  • Reply Emelia December 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Everything looked great and I love the unicorn theme šŸ™‚ Zoe loving bags is just great-much easier for Mama this Christmas!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue December 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    This is such a fun and adorable party! Please talk to me about unicorn fudge! What? How?

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 6, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    You did such a beautiful job planning her birthday party and I absolutely love the unicorn theme! Uni and One totally makes sense to me too! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Danielle December 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I LOVE her cake. So cute. And I love the theme of her party. I think you did a great job!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis December 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    The unicorn theme was perfect and so perfect for your UNICORN! Love the photo of you and Zoe! Happy 1st birthday to sweet cheeks! May life fill you with joy and blessings! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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