I made favors out of old baby food jars, and filled them with pink/purple m&m's that we purchased at a local candy store (NOT cheap by the way! but they did give us an amazing discount since we bought so much!!). We hung streamers, balloons and birthday signs in the entry way, and living room too.
For Arwen's birthday outfit, I contacted a company called Stephanie's Wonderland, and she sent me a beautiful tutu/tank outfit w/matching headband :D Isn't is adorable?
We invited our close friends and family, but only about half made it - due to illness or other plans.
Arwen got so many neat gifts - including adorable outfits, books, toys, and her favorite..a wagon - for her and Destin to share :D
We even took the time to take a family photo ~ which I love!! I just wish we were all smiling ~ oh well!
The cake/cupcakes we got for Arwen turned out okay...it saved me time from making them myself, but I am thinking I would probably go somewhere else next time. There just wasn't a lot to choose from at Sams Club. But the price, they did a pretty good job.
Arwen loved eating her cake! She ate almost the entire thing in one setting! Ha!
Overall, she had such an amazing 1st birthday! Thank you to everyone that made it so special!