Winter Wonderland 1st Birthday Party
Our sweet little girl Ella turned 1 in February, and I wanted to share a few photos from her Winter ONEderland Party. I kept all of the snowflakes up from Ava’s Frozen party, so the time spent decorating was considerably less. After going overboard with Ava’s birthday party, I wanted to keep this party more simple but still honor our baby’s first year.
Smash cake – a homemade, “healthy” banana cake. I won’t link the recipe because it was really dense and awful and Ella wouldn’t eat it. She did enjoy the Easy Vanilla Buttercream, which I tinted pink using homemade beet juice.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake – this cake was my mom’s birthday cake since her birthday is also in February. Two 9-inch layers of boxed strawberry cake. Simple ganache on top of the first layer. Sweetened whipped cream on top of the ganache and covering the cake.
The snowflake banner is actually made of coffee filters. Some I dyed with pink food coloring, then let dry flat. I mounted her monthly pictures in the center of the snowflakes then strung them on some hemp twine.