We celebrated Avery’s first birthday over the weekend with a few close family and friends. It’s hard to have a big birthday party here in the city without spending thousands of dollars and renting a place to throw it. Because we don’t have huge apartment, we decided to have an intimate party with our closest friends to celebrate Avery’s special day.
I really wanted to make this party special for Avery. Although we had it at our apartment, I did my best to decorate and make our small space look perfect for Avery. She didn’t have a clue that we were celebrating her special day, but she sure did enjoy the attention on her the entire time. I captured so many special moments during the party and am so happy with the way that everything turned out.
I took a ton of photos at the party (as any mother would) and wanted to share with you some of my favorites!
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