Stevie’s 1st Birthday {Featured!} in Occasions MagazineMay 25, 2012

posted in Featured & Press, Kids

We had Stevie’s birthday the last weekend in October 2011! It was epic and just what we wanted! We had Jenny from Jenny J. Cook Events plan it and dream it with us. The theme: Cookies! The meaning behind the theme: When she was super small and inconsolable, we’d sing a song I made up to the tune of “la cucaracha”…but replacing the words with, “the cookie monster…the cookie monster!”. It made sense to have something personal like that be the theme for her party!

We invited about 20-30 people that were our family and friends to my parent’s backyard for the BEST cookie dessert party EVER! We are MORE than thrilled to share it with you now that it has been featured on Occasions Magazine’s blog for Georgia parties and inspiration! A special thank you to Callie Rogers at Occasions for the feature! Click here for all of the details!

Stevie's First Birthday::Occasions Magazine Augusta Childrens Photographers

Check out our take on her birthday!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
It’s crazy looking back on these images from her birthday party almost 6 months ago! Our girl has changed SO much!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
These bad boys were filled with warm apple cider and hot chocolate!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Sadly, it was the COLDEST day of the year on her party. It had been warm up until that day…oh well…we partied even if the sunshine didn’t make an appearance.
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
We had a table for a cookie contest with icing, sprinkles, eyes and more!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party:: Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie’s Cookie cake!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
LOVE these custom cookies that matched our barrel in the photo booth!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
You say we went over-the-top? You ain’t seen NOTHIN’ yet! Check out these recycled baby food jars that were dipped in chocolate and sprinkles FILLED with vanilla milkshakes! Oh…check out that custom wood piece their sitting on. Yeah….Daniel made that.
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Those amazing cupcakes were made from Stevie’s Aunt Spooky {AKA: Kymm McLean of Who’s the Fariest}. There were my FAVORITE and SO good!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Now let’s see the kids play!!!!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie’s favorite person in the WHOLE world. Her Papa.
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Thanks mom for stepping in and getting both of us in a picture! Stevie wasn’t sure at first about her cake, but she loved it!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie’s cousin, Brock!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Jenny and I laughing it up!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Silly faces with her Uncle Matt & Aunt Katie!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie’s cousin Robert. So cute!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Then all of the kids got to go home with a little custom goodness from us!
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers
Stevie's Cookie Party::Augusta Children's Photographers

A special thanks to my {Candice’s} parents for hosting us and being such a HUGE help on Stevie’s birthday! It was so special! Jenny…you took our dreams and brought them to life…and we couldn’t have been happier. Thank you for going above and beyond. Daniel…you did SO many DIY projects and dreamed up so much of this. THANK you for being the most involved and wonderful husband on the planet. Stevie says it was the BEST party and you are the best dad. Ever.

Planner + designer: Jenny Cook of Jenny J Cook Events | Photographer: The Beautiful Mess | Linen rentals + custom table runners: First Impressions Party Linen Rental | Cupcakes: Kymm McLean of Who’s the Fairest | Shortbread cookie towers + cake pop kabobs: Nona’s Sweets | Smash cake, cookie garland, plain sugar cookies + fondant “eyes”: Brenda’s Cake Gallery | Custom decorated sugar cookies: The Cookie Jar | Mini Milkshakes: recipe inspiration via Pizzazzerie | Tables: Augusta Special Event Tents | Flowers: Kroger and Jenny J Cook Events

  1. Thanks to everyone for the generous comments on this party! I loved working with Candice, Dan and Stevie-Girl to make this first birthday event extra special. FUN team effort! :)

  2. Candice! This is the coolest party ever. Love all the fun little details. Your style rocks. :)

  3. THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! Again, two of my FAV Charlotte photographers, so creative and always thinking outside of the box. These pictures are priceless! Beautiful work!!!!

  4. WOW, you all did such a great job!!! These are beyond amazing! I love all the details SO SO MUCH!

  5. Shut the front door, that party is off the hook. ME WANT A COOKIE PARTY. you have set the bar high for all consecutive parties…good luck with that. I wanted to snatch a vanialla milk shake out of the photo. Bravo guys!

  6. With a CUTE and SUPER SWEET FACE like STEVIE’s, how could you not go over the top !!!!!!!!!!! THE PICS WERE AMAZING !!!!!!!!!

  7. oh my GOODNESS gracious! everything looks AMAZING! jenny, you truly outdid yourself and can/dan – pics are awesome per usual. so fun.

  8. So stinkin’ cute! Love that sweet little Stevie face. And look at you with your long hair! Glad her day was so wonderful! : )

  9. Oh. My. Goodness. How AMAZING was this little affair! Wow! Perhaps I better start thinking now for Baby C’s 1st birthday! Fab work, Jenny! And amazing pictures as usual! xo

  10. WOW! This is ADORABLE!!!!! Great work you guys!