Monday, October 18, 2010

Party Time!

Saturday was the big party!
We were up early on Saturday morning to finish set up and final touches but the rain sort of put a hold on things. We enjoyed a quiet morning and once the drizzles stopped we were working full speed ahead!

The setup
My dad hung the lights in the tent on Friday night, Chris and I hung all the poms on Saturday morning and my mom put all the finishing touches on them. These poms were awesome!! They added so much to the tent. They can be found here.
My mom's dear friend Renee flew out from Atlanta on Friday night to join the festivities!
Megan and Libby blow drying the chair pads from the morning rain.
Just another Saturday morning! ha!
Party Time

Papa and Mimi
Grammy & Grandpa

Auntie M

In Papa's secret garden

The Details

Delicious cake and candy bar

The Party Tent

Amazing red velvet & cookies and cream cupcakes
along with red velvet and cookies and cream cake balls
made by Meghan Samsvick at Purely Delectable

Flowers by my momma and candles from Anthropologie

 Party favors!
 darling stickers done by Dana Grogger
The Evening

Kate was dedicated to the Lord in front of our family and friends.
It was such a special moment for our family.
Chris and I have already dedicated her to the Lord as husband and wife but we wanted to have our dear friend, Jack who was also part of our wedding dedicate her in front of all those we love.

Time for cake!
Kate was so precious with her cake.
We saved her first bite of cake and frosting for her party.
Her reaction was priceless!!
Her mini cake by Beverly's Best Bakery

Going in for the kill!
That's my girl!!
Sharing with her daddy
One of the most precious moments caught on film.
The party planners!
Lucy and Lucy Jr. as my dad likes to call us
.My precious husband.
 Kate's aunties!
Friends for life
 All of the loot.
All we were missing was a Christmas tree and some egg nog
 The aftermath

 I tried my very best to capture this day in pictures but it was so hard. Her party was everything in more than I had planned or imagined. We had 80 loved ones there to celebrate our precious girl and I can't tell you how much it meant to us to have each one there. People drove and flew from all over to be there to celebrate our Kate and it was an evening that I will remember as long as I live. Chris and I are so overwhelmed by the love and support that we have been shown, so much that it brought me to tears as we drove home last night.

Not only are our hearts filled with so much joy;
our house is now flowing with toys, clothes and precious gifts from so many. I can't wait to share the pictures and videos with Kate one day when she is bigger from her 1st birthday.

Thank you to my parents for opening up their home and doing soo much to help make her party amazing. Thank you to each and every person who helped set up, wrap cookies, brought appetizers, etc. Y'all know who you are and we love you. Thank you to each one of you who took time out of your busy schedule and came to celebrate Kate's 1st year of life. We love you and appreciate you so much!

A video from her party is coming soon!

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