For my very first post I thought I would share with you the highlight of my summer, my daughter NK’s (as she will be named here) first birthday party. This party has been my biggest success thus far. I literally planned this party for months. I wanted everything to be perfect. I wanted to save a few pretty pennies along the way also. So, on with the party we go. NK’s birthday was June 22nd in the middle of our worst heat wave this summer. The party was outside, IT WAS HOT, but I think we managed. When I started planning I wanted to go with the color theme green, pink, and hot pink (picture a slice of watermelon). From there the party took on a “frog” theme accented with pink and hot pink. It all started with this:
A frog pool! I mean,come on! How could I pass up a frog pool. I thought it was a perfect gift for NK and it was a welcome addition to the party on such a hot day. From here the frog theme was born. We had frog invitations, a frog cake, frog shaped sugar cookies as favors, frog toys, frog everything.
For the food I had to keep it simple. We were feeding 45 people. Yikes! With the help of my mom and grandma we made pulled pork sandwiches, Italian sausages, coleslaw, baked beans, and watermelon. Amazingly, I was able to feed all these people for fewer than 200 dollars. We served iced tea, lemonade, and water. All were very refreshing on such a hot day. Dolores, an awesome woman my husband works with made NK a frog cake. For the guests I made cupcakes, 3 kinds of cupcakes, oh what was I thinking! Hubby and I baked cupcakes all day long the day before and then I frosted them the following morning. I was ready to say “Next year let’s order a cake!” but they were a HUGE hit.
So, to say my little NK made out is an understatement. There is definitely something to being the first daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, etc., etc. It was a beautiful day and we are extremely blessed.
There is just so much to highlight. Stay tuned for more exciting posts from froggyland:)