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“M is for Mallory” Block Party

By a strange twist of fate, my sister and I were lucky enough to both have babies last year. A mere nine days separate our darlings, so February was a fabulous fete-filled month for our family. My niece Mallory gathered her closest friends and family members for an “M is for Mallory” Block Party. This cute play on words was sprinkled throughout the party, complete with gingham table clothes, ants, ladybugs and of course, blocks. It was quite a refreshing party when you are suffering from the winter doldrums like myself.

I helped my sister by designing this invitation as well as a few other party printables.

Rice Krispie treats were shaved down and iced to look like blocks.

Mallory enjoyed her own “M is for Mallory” smash cake.

Paper ladybugs were placed throughout the room as well as these ladybug initials placed on the treat table.

Each family was given an M&M cookie mix in jars topped with alphabet block fabric.

Each of the kids received a bag of party mix along with a special note from the birthday girl.

Pictures of little Mallory from week 1 to 52 were placed on a poster board near the gift table to see just how much she grew in a year.

Mallory donned a ladybug tutu from Crazy 8 and a personalized ladybug onesie created by Lois Jean’s Linens.

Wishing our little ladybug a very Happy 1st Birthday!

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Little Peanut Party: A First Birthday

I can’t believe our little peanut is already one year old. Time sure flies! To commemorate the anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, we threw our man a Little Peanut Party. As a child, I was obsessed with elephants (and still am). We often refer to Lincoln  as “Peanut,” so the theme just came together. This party was fun and very cost effective, as a large bag of peanuts costs, well…peanuts.

I came across this Debbie Mumm fabric at JoAnn’s and couldn’t resist. With the help of my sister who freehanded the letters on card stock, the cheap and easy Happy Birthday sign was strung on ribbon and pinned to the fabric and table. I designed the invitation (which is available on my Etsy shop, Morning Star Designs).

Guests were treated to an array of themed homemade goodies, from Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes, to Elephant Ears, to Peanut Brittle.

Lincoln tore into a piece of Mommy’s labor of love elephant cake. The cake was baked in a Wilton cake form using the Wilton recipes for butter cake with buttercream frosting.

Guests drank from elephant toe cups, silver cups with cut labels to resemble toenails.

Peanuts were strung from the chandelier in the dining room tagged with pictures of Lincoln throughout his first year. Vases of peanuts and stuffed elephants were placed on the table as centerpieces.

The kids received bubbles as party favors, while the adults each received a bag of roasted peanuts with a special note from Lincoln.

The birthday boy was very excited for his party! Thanks to everyone for making it such a special day!

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