Hello friends! I’m here to share some images from Nova’s birthday party. We were celebrating her third birthday, but it was her first birthday as our daughter and I have to say I think I exhibited a lot of self control.
Just kidding. We went all in!
We had no idea how it would all shake out because at Christmas Nova had ZERO interest in gifts and did not seem aware at all that it was a special day. We tried to prepare that she may not understand the whole birthday concept this year, but somehow it all clicked for her. It might have been the daily gifts my mom packed to give her each morning (can’t blame a grandparent for wanting to spoil her!) or hearing the birthday song sung to her by all our friends and family. Whatever it was, it really stuck. She now asks to go to her birthday party every morning (haha!) and tried to open up all Jeremy’s Father’s Day gifts herself.
Anyway! I’ll give you what you came for. Here are the cute party photos …
We kept it pretty simple with food prep. Cakes from Whole Foods (no time to make cakes when you spend three days making cookies—haha), a cheese board (my one and only party “must”) and pizza from our favorite local spot hidden in the kitchen.
We took our time and had a pretty chill party full of adults chatting and children running around wild—as it should be.
Our beautiful birthday girl.
Augh, my heart! One of the happiest, sweetest, best moments of my life.
We love you so much, Nova!
After that, we moved on to the “pool party” entertainment (which entailed a blow-up pool from Amazon and a sprinkler). The kids loved it—it was so cute (and LOUD!).
Friends + family!
Here’s half my friends (assuming the other half were chasing their little kids—haha).
And the grand finale was giving Nova her first car! It was Jeremy’s parents idea and turned out to be something she is having so much fun with. She’s definitely still on her “learners permit” though. Haha.
Thanks for following along!! Our family truly appreciates your love and support! xx. Elsie
Here are a few links I have a feeling you may ask about … pineapple swimsuit (Nova is wearing 18-24 months), party dress (I added the stars with fabric glue), twinkle twinkle banner, moon and stars garland, gold star decals and, of course, the retro ride on car.