if you’ve peeked in sometime over the last few days, i hope you feel blessed & encouraged by my little friend gabe and his super special family. if not, you simply must read a little backstory of his adoption here & here.
so without further delay, i’d love to share the details of his party! his mama morgan told me that gabe gets tickled & delighted when he sees images of mickey mouse. so a mickey mouse themed first birthday party it was. morgan & her sister in law kathleen planned & created the most precious celebration. from a homemade smash cake with buttercream frosting from scratch, to ribbons & burlap garland. homemade sugar cookies with royal icing that “hardly took anytime at all“. right. kathleen created & sewed handmade embellished t-shirts for gabe, mommy & daddy. paper signs, complete with disney font, were made for all the disney themed treats. craft paper was rolled into party hats & topped with handmade yarn poms. solo cups were embellished with mickey-like white button dots. craft paper was fan folded to resemble mickey’s silhouette & brown paper bags were decked out for the popcorn & candy bar. morgan created a fabric garland to string up behind present-opening-central. once plain wooden letters were covered with disney themed paper for game’s initials as well as “one”. family members chipped in and handmade the gorgeous wooden sign to greet guests ( future play room decor of course) and a fabulous candy bar was set up, complete with ribbon garland. morgan created a “gabe’s first year at a glance” garland. and finally, donations were made to Sisters by Heart. every penny given will sponsor the Fontan hero cape (shown below). these are part of the care package for HLHS children ( see previous post to explain HLHS) in the hospital for the 3rd part of the reconstruction process.
sure i’ve accidentally left something out, but for now, enjoy!~