Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The BIG BIG Day!!

The front of the house - the pictures don't do the balloon arch justice!
"Pure Elle"party favors for all our guests! It was time consuming scraping off the labels of all the hand sanitizers but I think they turned out so cute!
Just a handful of the guests that came!
Elle and her smash cake that Aunt Nicole made - she liked the icing - but more ended up in her hair than in her mouth!
Guest cake made by my wonderful mother in law - looks EXACTLY like the plates and napkins! I should have gotten more pictures of the massive spread of food we had!
Opening up gifts the next morning. We asked all our guests that in lieu of gifts for Elle, they bring a donation for the Ronald McDonald House instead. All of those gift bags are filled with goodies off the RoHo wish list that we included in her invitation. It is absolutely amazing to see the amount of donations all our friends and family brought! I cried when I saw the staggering amount of donations for the first time. Thank you thank you thank you to all of our friends and family that helped make Elle's birthday party so incredibly special!

4 comments:

annalee said...

elle's party looks like it was every bit as much fun as we imagined! her smile is priceless. we celebrate your beautiful ONE year old!!!

Betsy Gilbride said...

What a great looking party!! Happy 1st birthday Ms. Elle!!

Lisa said...

Wow that is awesome that you collected donations for ROHO. Way to give back! Happy Birthday to your Sweet Elle!

Erin said...

look at those smiles on that beautiful girl! so precious!!!!