Charlotte's 1st Birthday Party

This morning, we had Charlotte’s first birthday party. It was such a fun time celebrating our sweet girl’s first year of life with some of our favorite people!

I wanted the party to be low stress and simple; I chose the morning so we could party hard until naptime and then put both kids straight to bed (the plan worked!)

The invitation:

I made this sign with all Charlotte’s 1  year “stats”. I wanted it to look like a chalkboard sign, but I did it on a black canvas with paint pens-much easier!

I also made this banner-I’m hoping to hang it in her room or bathroom

We served breakfast- kolaches, cinnamon rolls, and fruit- yum!

The birthday girl didn’t quite know what to think of all those people in her house, but she was ok as long as she was with her BFF Grammie.

When grocery shopping the other day, I happened to find these “Window Markers”- GENIUS! They kept our little party guests busy, and now we have beautifully decorated sliding glass doors 🙂

Me and my girl, munching on a kolache. I think we look a lot alike in this picture.

Listening intently to Great-Grandmommy

Big brother Grayson was right in the thick of the action, but of course had ears only for his Veggies

Birthday Cinnamon Roll- much better than cake!

Family pics


Sweet friends

And…post nap sillies. Love.

It was a great day celebrating our precious Charlotte!


  1. Erin on January 26, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Great great pictures! It was a fun morning, love your new house and we are so glad that we could be there to celebrate with you all! I love her silly in the bag picture, so funny!!

  2. Brittany on January 26, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Looks like it was a great party! The pictures are adorable!

  3. Esperanza on January 26, 2014 at 5:13 am

    What a fun party! I love the invitation and the stats board. Both are ao cute!

    You two do look alike in that picture. It's the eyes. You both have beautiful eyes.

    I'm glad the party was a success! Happy birthday Charnado! (Love that nickname by the way.)

  4. basebell6 on January 26, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Looks like an awesome time was had by all! I love that you had it in the morning! My biggest pet peeve is little kid birthday parties that are alwayssssssss at nap time.

  5. Amber on January 26, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    That looks amazing!!! And I LOVE your giant windows in your kitchen. I want to see more pictures of your house now. It looks incredible. I'm so glad the party went well!

  6. Becky on January 27, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    In the pic with her Grammie, she looks so much like Grayson! So glad it was a great celebration 🙂

  7. allthesunforyou on January 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    If you dint mind, I'm stealing your stat board for Bs bday! AWESOME!

    What a fun party;

  8. Angela Smith on March 3, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Oh that last picture is so cute. You have an amazing fun loving family. Thanks for sharing these pictures. You inspired me to arrange the best birthday party nyc for my daughter.

  9. benilhalk on July 1, 2016 at 8:11 am

    She looks adorable. Happy 1st birthday to sweet little princess! My niece is turning one year next month. We are thinking to throw a grand party and planning to book Seattle convention center. Hopefully, it will be available on her birthday.

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