There ended up being more people and less room in our house than I anticipated, but it was a good time and everyone had fun. And cake.
Obviously, Agatha did not really know what was going on but there were plenty of little people for her to play with (children, not dwarves). So, I think she had a good time. She got tired of sitting on my lap during present opening, but she was a trooper. Does anyone like opening presents in front of dozens of people? I certainly don't.
Anyway, I spent a lot of time putting little details for the party together and wanted to share them here. I didn't really have a theme for the party, just a color scheme in mind from an image I saw on Pinterest. So, I tried to stick with orange, pink and yellow hues for the party. They just felt summery and fresh to me. And bonus - Target had a whole line of cheap dishes and serving ware in these shades this summer. I only ended up buying one thing, but it fit in well.
You gotta have forks to eat cake, right? I bought these bamboo forks online and dyed them using food coloring. It was so easy, as only the bottoms of the forks needed to be immersed in liquid, and then it traveled up using capillary action. They all turned out different. It was a nice little touch that maybe didn't get noticed, but I liked it.
I definitely won't be doing this big of a party every year, but for her first birthday (we made it!) I wanted to do something special.