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…
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?
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.
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.
Aunt Baylie and Uncle Rylan^^
Ky and Nash^^
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!