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April 21, 2011

On the 4th of March, Harper turned into a 1-year-old. It was the day after her Daddy turned 31! In all the preparation for the toddler’s big party, poor ol’ dad thought he was sharing it with her, but we got him with a surprise party the same weekend! Of course, I don’t have any photos from that party, so I guess he was a little right in knowing it would really be all about the baby girl from now on…but there was food from his favorite Mexican restaurant, and therefore, he is fine.
Smitten Kitchen’s Banana Monkey Cake had been my party inspiration for months, hence the girlied monkey theme. There was a normal sized cake and a five inch smash cake for the tot of honor. I made a dozen homemade pizzas and my mom brought a gorgeous strawberry spinach salad. Harper napped right up until the first guests arrived, jumped in her party ensemble, and threw down. She was a fun birthday girl; ate more chocolate fudge frosting than I ever thought she would, was completely uninterested in opening her presents, and made a great party game of digging in the ice in the drink bin. Best 1st birthday party I’ve ever thrown, hands down.

Check out some of the pics…

The Big Monkey CakeLittle Monkey Banana Smash CakeThe Little Birthday Girl- finally awake from her nap to join the party!IMG_8226She returned, deciding it would be fun after all.Mama and her Birthday Girl

HARPER TURNS 1! March4, 2011, a set on Flickr.

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