Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - February 16, 2017

Hey there!  Glad you popped in to Thinking Out Loud Thursday.  I have something fun to share with you today - my niece's first birthday party!  It was last weekend and I'm still thinking about it.  I had every intention of doing a weekend post and sharing it with you then, but life happened and here it is Thursday and I'm just getting around to putting my thoughts in writing.

So little Nevaeh turned one and had the cutest princess party ever!  Our family is full of boys, so when this little girl came along it was a whole new world for us!

I have really gotten into using my Silhouette Cameo for enhancements on wrapped gifts.  I fancied up Nevaeh's gift like this ~

My contribution to the decorations was the banner.  The colors her mom choose were so fun to work with and looked great together.  With only having a son, I hadn't had the opportunity to work with pink, gold and lace before!  :)

Here's some other highlights from the party ~

Look at those crown sandwiches!

She was adorable with her smash cake!  Oh, let's face it - she was just flat out adorable all day!

We all got goody bags to take home with chocolate covered popcorn and rice krispie treats in an adorable bag.  Ours didn't make it quite all the way home.  We scarfed it down in the car on the way.  Man, I love birthday parties!  

It was a great day spent with family!  Kids grow up so darn fast and I feel so blessed to live as close as we do to my niece and nephews to see them on these special occasions.  

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  1. What an adorable party! Silhouettes definitely come in handy for making party essentials!:)

  2. Your banner turned out fabulous, Penny!! And I love rice krispy treats so what an inventive way to present them!!
    Your niece is so cute!!

  3. What a fun party! That cake looks too nice to be a smash cake ;)

  4. I love the name, Nevaeh. She is so so adorable! 1-year old birthday parties are always such fun to be at to watch the baby smash their cake and experience sugar for the first time!

  5. Oh my gosh, I love the princess theme!! What a sweetie!

  6. Oh, she is just so adorable! Looks like a wonderful party.

  7. Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous party! That little one is so loved. I love those plates btw. So cute!

  8. Your niece is adorable. Happy birthday to her. Love the overall decor and theme of the party.