Birthday Smash

EMMIE KAY & MERRY LOU

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It's so hard to find the words to describe these two. Our little girls are growing up so fast! I know people say that all the time and I swore when I was younger, I would never say the cliche "it goes by so fast" but when I had kids of my own, I found out how true that was. I can't believe how many memories we have shared in these few short years! How many smiles they have brought to our faces and how many times they have made us laugh and fall in love all over again! Our oldest Merry Lou turns 3 while our little Emmie Kay turns the big 1! For those who don't know, our girls were born on the same day, September 4th! They also share a birthday with their Uncle Sam and it's always a blast at the Storm Farm that week!

This year, we decided to celebrate early with a cake smash and cupcake party in my studio! It was chaos and fun! Typically I get to have mom chase the babies and set them back in the setup once the sugar kicks in, but this time it was my turn to do double duty, and boy was I sweating! But it's all worth it in the end when you get these spunky, happy faces!

Since Merry was born, my favorite thing to do has been to plan her birthday party. I never imagined I would get to double the fun and be able to plan a 2-in-1 party when Emmie was born! Last year, we didn't get to have a huge celebration because we were in the hospital welcoming little Emmie to the world. So this year, we went all out! I think the party planning is in my blood, if you've ever seen my Grandma Meyer's Christmas Celebration, you would know exactly what I mean. Between Christmas and Birthdays, I think our girls are destined to throw big parties when they grow up. When I was little, I looked forward to my birthday more than anything else and I hope my girls will feel the same way! I have the most fun shopping and getting custom items to make my party come to life! It's always fun to plan their birthday party and use everything for a birthday photoshoot that follows.

Did I mention our theme this year was Cotton Candy!? It was the perfect theme seeing as the fair always happens so close to their birthdays. Cotton candy is always Merry's favorite, and Emmie sure seemed to love it too! Both of our girls have a huge sweet tooth so we definitely indulge each year.  I couldn't have dreamed of a better turnout when everything started coming together. I had a late start to party planning this year as we just moved and my schedule was crazy, but I managed to find the time and I'm so happy with how everything turned out!

-FAVORITE VENDORS-


This year, I have so many awesome vendors to thank! If you are looking for anything birthday related, you won't be disappointed with any of these vendors!

Cupcake Backdrop :: Baby Dream Backdrops

Ridiculously Cute Coordinating Outfits :: My Little Stinky

Cotton Candy Cake & Cupcakes :: Frosted

Cake Toppers :: Jules and Kenna

Birthday Crowns :: Kichi Queen

Cake Stand :: Mr. & Mrs. & Co.

Floor :: Intuition Backgrounds

 Our girls always share a special bond! The bottom photo really shows their personalities :).

Our girls always share a special bond! The bottom photo really shows their personalities :).

 Birthday girl Merry showing off her posing. Lately, Merry has been showing lots of interest in photography. She usually gets ready in the morning and says "Mom take my picture". I hope she always loves the camera because she sure is a cute model!

Birthday girl Merry showing off her posing. Lately, Merry has been showing lots of interest in photography. She usually gets ready in the morning and says "Mom take my picture". I hope she always loves the camera because she sure is a cute model!

 Sweet little Emmie, she kept her crown on for a little longer than normal and I snapped away!

Sweet little Emmie, she kept her crown on for a little longer than normal and I snapped away!

 Her smile always lights up the room!

Her smile always lights up the room!

 We were having a dance party in the studio. Merry loves Zootopia so we had the soundtrack on repeat and it was fun to get some genuine smiles!

We were having a dance party in the studio. Merry loves Zootopia so we had the soundtrack on repeat and it was fun to get some genuine smiles!

 I love Emmie's little head tilt :) It always makes me smile. She's just so cute.

I love Emmie's little head tilt :) It always makes me smile. She's just so cute.

 Emmie was super excited for her cake, this girl LOVES to eat and she really dug into it! :)

Emmie was super excited for her cake, this girl LOVES to eat and she really dug into it! :)

 Looking it all over.

Looking it all over.

 She didn't eat all that cotton candy on top, I took it away so she could really dig into the good stuff!

She didn't eat all that cotton candy on top, I took it away so she could really dig into the good stuff!

 Her mischievous face :)

Her mischievous face :)

 Probably the best cake smasher I've had in the studio!

Probably the best cake smasher I've had in the studio!

 Guess who gets to clean it all up!

Guess who gets to clean it all up!

 She was a MESS And she LOVED it. 

She was a MESS And she LOVED it. 

 Our sweet little 3 year old!

Our sweet little 3 year old!

 Cotton Candy & Cupcakes. <3

Cotton Candy & Cupcakes. <3