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Ada’s First Birthday Party

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As you all know, we love to celebrate here at the Maples’ house. So you can imagine how long I have been planning Ada’s first birthday. We talked about going simple, since Ada will most likely not remember this party – but who are we kidding? Parties here are big or not at all! 😉

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The inspiration for Ada’s party came from the yellow swiss bow I had gotten her months ago. I love the yellow color and it got me to thinking about using it for part of her birthday outfit. Which lead to the theme of her party: You Are My Sunshine!

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Ada's First Birthday Party

We had friends and family over for brunch – chicken & waffles, ham & cheese pinwheels, sausage & cheese quiche, a yogurt bar, and of course, a mimosa bar! You can’t have brunch without mimosas, am I right?!

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

I believe her cake was my favorite! Isn’t it gorgeous?! And it tasted amazing!

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Even Ada’s smash cake was beautiful!

Ada's First Birthday Party

We enjoyed the day eating, drinking, and dancing around with Ada! I even made a playlist with songs all about sunshine!

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

And then the best part of the day was watching Ada enjoy her smash cake. I was a little worried that she wouldn’t get into it, but I was wrong – very wrong! Cake went everywhere! It was awesome!

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Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

After giving Ada a bath, we opened her presents; which she did a great job trying to open. She loved pulling tissue paper out of the bags and ripping the paper.

Ada's First Birthday Party

Ada's First Birthday Party

The party favors were bags full of old fashion candy – in her birthday colors, of course! 😉

Ada's First Birthday Party

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Every holiday and special occasion I get Ada a book. I don’t think I could have found a more perfect book for her first birthday! The story is so sweet and the illustrations are beautiful!

It was a perfect day! I think Ada had a great time and enjoyed being in the center of attention all day! She especially enjoyed smashing that cake!

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Happy First Birthday Ada Marie! You are the sunshine in our lives! We love you more than words can describe!

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Note: I plan on giving all the details about the party and sharing the sources next post! 

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