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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Honey Bea's First Birthday Party

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger. 
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Things have been buzzing at Honey Bea's house.  First birthday parties are a pretty big deal, and KC outdid herself in planning Beatrice Emaline's special celebration.  The invitation simply said, "Come for cake and ice cream," but oh it was so much more.  Come along, and I'll share some pictures of the day with a few observations about details.

 It was a gorgeous afternoon, and everything was ready for a party...


The table and the seating group that KC built were perfect for extra seating on the front porch.  KC found the beat up Adirondack chairs on the curb, dragged them home and rebuilt them...They are so comfortable.

 It's party time at the bungalow...

... KC made the puffy tissue flowers.  So darling.

 Cupcakes from the talented Cookie Princess...The smash cake was made by my talented daughter-in-love @ The Blackberry Vine.
Thanks to Sonia @ Miss Bloomers, I learned where I could find these darling bee skeps at a  local store.  They were a hit at Honey Bea's party.  The delightful bee platter was a gift from my dear friend Kathy.  She bought it with Beatrice in mind.  We found the girly dessert plates at Nell Hill's in Kansas City.

Beatrice Emaline is ready for her smash cake rendevouz...Let the fun begin! 

This week I'll be joining:
Inspire Me Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll Through LIfe
Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen...Next week I'll be participating in Kathleen's "Apple Challenge."  Join us!
Tutorials, Tips, & Tidbits with Yvonne @ Stone Gable
Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

32 comments:

Tricia said...

Miss Bea is just adorable! How can she already be turning one?? But I guess our Emily isn't far behind. Her birthday party setting was so pretty and feminine. Love the fluffy flowers and darling cupcakes. Her cake was a work of art!

Martha said...

Happy Birthday to Honey Bea -- looks like a great party and KC outdid herself on decorations!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my she is absolutely precious and I love your Birthday decor. Fabulous. Happy Birthday to Honey Bea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Pondside said...

What fun, Cherry Kay! Your KC has such good ideas - I loved seeing the tables and your sweet Honey Bea. We are both so blessed by grandchildren, and to revisit our daughters' childhoods through tiny granddaughters. Your lovely post has put beautiful images in my mind as I set out for work - thank you!

Mona said...

Happy Birthday to Honey Bea.. This whole setting is perfect for a little girl's first birthday...I love the way the dining room looks and all of the table decorations...Those puff balls make it so festive. I am pinning some of this inspiration for my granddaughter's first birthday party next month. Your granddaughter is gorgeous, Cherry Kay..
Love, Mona

Candy S said...

It looks like Honey Bea had a wonderful birthday party. She is so precious. The party decorations and the cup cakes are so cute. You have some great memories here and some wonderful pictures for you to enjoy with Honey Bea when she is older.

Diane said...

Such a darling and special party! Miss Honey Bea certainly looked like she was enjoying herself and I am sure the rest of you had so much fun. KC did a great job - wonder where she got all of that talent - lol!!

Tea in Texas said...

What a proud Grandmother and mother you are with this precious baby and a very talented daughter. Her home is very pretty for the first birthday party. I love all the sweet decorations and the great cake by your DIL. The photo of your grandbaby is just priceless. Have a fabulous week!

Pam

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a sweet celebration for a sweet girl. I loved the porch all decorated up with lanterns and the tissue poufs inside. Everything so beautiful. The question is did she do a good job of smashing the cake? Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a sweet celebration for a sweet girl. I loved the porch all decorated up with lanterns and the tissue poufs inside. Everything so beautiful. The question is did she do a good job of smashing the cake? Joni

Christine Graves said...

sooo adorable....Your grandbaby and your table is gorgeous!

Dianne said...

I love those pastel colors and your granddaughter is beautiful! Dianne

Kathleen said...

That is just so cute! Happy Birthday to the BEEutiful Miss B. I have a nice fella for her! :)
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Sweetladyelaine said...

How cute! Beatrice is adorable and I bet had lots of fun! Happy First Birthday! Love the tissue flowers and dessert table. Perfect!!!!
Blessings My Friend,

Marigene said...

I can't believe your sweet little Honey Bea is a year old, already!
Cute tables...adorable bee platter.
Have a wonderful week, Cherry Kay...

thepaintedapron.com said...

Fun Fun Fun! Love the beekeeps for honeybee's big day! So cute!
Jenna

Ann Krucek said...

How Fun!! Looks like the perfect setting for a fun family celebration. How cute and fitting the bee theme is for your granddaughter. Wishing the guest of honor many many more happy birthdays with her loving family!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a sweet little birthday girl! How fun and festive her first party was!

Lulu said...

How can a future birthday party possibly be better! I'd say Miss Bea is a lucky gal. Though she may not remember much about her first party, she has many more to look forward to.

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful table...more beautiful grandchild. Love it all!

Maria C said...

Oh, I love her name and the nickname you've given her! What a darling little girl! She's beautiful! This is everything a first birthday party should be. Simple and lovely! I hope in 2-3 years we see you giving her a fairy party! There are so many wonderful ideas out there in blog land, all we need is a willing little fairy to feast!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very fun!! Perfect for a sweet girls first birthday!!

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Marlis said...

Your daughter is quite talented. I am sure that her attention to detail made this event even more memorable! I love the idea of a smash cake. Although that one is a bit too pretty to smash. This is absolutely the most perfect first birthday!! You are certainly blessed with the little Honey Bee! xo marlis

Sarah said...

What a perfect party for precious Miss Bee. KC did an amazing job with all the details. Difficult to believe it's already been a year. Hope you got some photos of the fun with the smash cake. Clever idea! It's a beautiful cake. '-)
Thanks for sharing Beatrice's big day! ~ Sarah

xinex said...

Oh what a cutie Sweet Bea is! Happy birthday, cutie! What an adorable presentation, love the willow beehives! I love KC's home, so cozy, inviting and warm....Christine

kitty said...

What a doll baby Your Honey Bea is, Cherry Kay!! The party treats look wonderful and so much fun. Those poofy flowers are too cute.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

How sweet she is!! I had never heard the term "Smash Cake"...but now I get it!! The puffy flowers are so cute and the table is so festive - Must have been a fun gathering!!

The Tablescaper said...

This is wonderful! Everything looked so welcoming outside and then what a spectacular display to greet you as you went inside. I love all of the pastel puffs and of course the bee theme. Just wonderful!

- The Tablescaper

Lana Kim White Austin said...

This is an immensely charming 1st birthday party that I'm sure any little girl would love...actually, any BIG girl would love this, including ME!!!!

There is such JOY and BEAUTY and true FAMILY CELEBRATION coming through these photos!!!

Love/hugs/blessings,
Lana

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh Ms. Bea is just the cutest. What an adorable party. Happy Birthday little angel.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

So much talent in your family. It all looks amazing! So colorful, fun, and bright :)

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

She's as cute as she can be. Please share the AFTER picture...after she discovered the cake! LOL Sweet party for a sweet baby. ~Zuni