A Camping Themed 1st Birthday Party

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Hey everyone!  I hope you have had a fantastic summer.  Ours has been SO busy it has been hard to put much time into blog posts.  I have several projects/posts coming up so stay tuned and keep following–I really appreciate all the kind words I have received regarding my room designs and blog!

My little guy Nash turned one on the 4th of this month.  I can’t believe that it has been a whole year– wow does time fly?!  Our family loves camping and spending time in the beautiful mountains here in Utah.  It is such a relaxing escape from the bustle of the city.  So I thought it would be perfect to celebrate Nash’s birthday in the mountains with a camping themed party!  It was a fun, casual night and I’m so grateful to our friends and families who came and supported Nash.  Let’s have a look at the party…

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I had so much fun making this little birthday cake for Nash!  I used spring form pans and it worked out so well.  I was worried initially about making a free standing cake because a cake I made in the past was much to soft and crumbled while being frosted.  It was a disaster!  So I found a “doctored” cake recipe for a devil’s food cake mix on the blog “Something Swanky” and it stayed very firm and was perfect.  Not to mention it was delicious.  I also made her homemade chocolate frosting for the cake-Yum!  This little cake was perfect for a 1 year old, but I think next time I will double layer it so each layer is taller!  Trial and error, right?

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Nash and dad^^ I also made Nash his own little cake to dig in to.  He loves chocolate so I was surprised he was as calm and slow about actually digging in.  Once he had some prompting he did very well haha.

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Proud parents^^

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It was so fun to have some of our close friends at the party.  Nash will grow up with these cute boys! Kyson (left), Kayson (right), and Nash are all within a few months of each other, and Cache (far right) is only a couple of years older.

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Aunt Natalia^^

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Aunt Madison^^

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Aunt Baylie and Uncle Rylan^^

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Aunt Aly^^

 

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Ky and Nash^^

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I absolutely love this picture!  Chocolate baby haha.

 

Overall, Nash’s first birthday was a major success and we had so much fun!  I’m glad we chose to celebrate it in the mountains, it was a good escape from the 100 degree weather down in the valley.  Thanks to everyone who came–we have the best families ever!

xo

Kemley