Monday, September 20, 2010

The One with Ellie's First Birthday Party

Bear with me... this one has a lot of pictures.
This past week Michelle's daughter Ellie and Mallory celebrated their birthdays! The festivities began with brunch at the Original Pancake House in Portland.

And then we had a little party for Ellie on Saturday. She had a three-tiered, homemade, chocolate cake covered in colored melting wafers for the polka-dot effect.

And then there was a pink almond cake for Mallory who (gasp!) doesn't like chocolate cake.

Ellie didn't quite know how to approach her top tier of cake.

Which she also matched.
And here is the buffet table. We had bruschetta, a tortellini, bacon and broccoli salad, a chicken Caesar salad, a bacon, lettuce and tomato dip, turkey wraps and a raspberry lemonade punch. Everything was very, very delicious.

And here's a peak of the decorations. More about that later.

I put up all my favorite pictures from her first year using clothespins with pretty paper glued on top.

And then, of course, Ellie had to open her presents. She was very polite and read the cards first.


  1. Love these! Best 1 year old birthday party EVER!

  2. Hi Michelle,

    I'm not sure if you know me, but I am a friend of Allison Able's (we went to high school together). I just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blog. Your creations are AMAZING!! I really wish I was creative and had more time to work on projects haha. I also love your photographs! I took photography in hs with Allison and really miss it. Did you take Ellie's pictures with an expensive digital camera (the ones with detachable lenses?) or with a standard digital camera?



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