Posey turned 1 in October but #4thchildproblems + a busy October meant we had her party a month later. Arden has been calling Posey "Cozy" since she was born (and honestly we call her that about 80% of the time too), so a "Cozy with Posey" theme seemed perfect!
As a designer, my pride and joy of parties is creating a fun invite. Unfortunately this year things got away from me and I wasn't able to send them out in time. So I did the next best thing and made a little video to text out. I love the way this turned out! I always feel like one year olds don't really need anything as far as gifts go, so for each of my kids' first birthdays I've asked for a donation, related to the party theme. This year I asked for old/new coats, hats, gloves, etc...anything to help the less fortunate get cozy this winter too. It's one of my favorite traditions and I'm thankful my friends go along with it.
I enlisted Mt. Vista Catering to take care of the food so I wouldn't have to. They make THE BEST food...I say that, not in any sponsored way, but merely because I'm obsessed with everything they make. They have a rotating menu of daily lunches and also cater events. We did an Heirloom Tomato Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, French Dip Sandwich and Caprese Sandwich. For the kids, they had little brown boxes with a grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup and the cutest tiniest apple you've ever seen (pictured below). I was apparently too busy eating the amazing food to take any pictures.
I also had a little hot chocolate station. I don't want to go as far as saying a hot chocolate bar because I really wanted to make this simple for myself. I set up 4 hot chocolate flavors to choose from, some Pirouettes and cute hot chocolate cups.
Of course, I can't forget the cake. Dolce Bella by Erin knocks it out of the park every time! I asked her for a s'mores cake and boy did she deliver. Fudge cake, layered with chocolate ganache, toasted marshmallow buttercream, chunks of toasted graham crackers, topped with chocolate sauce and toasted meringue!
Happy 1st birthday, Posey Bea!