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These sweet girls have brought so much joy to our family during a tough year. It seems like it was just the other day that I was in Houston meeting my twin nieces for the first time.  Now, they are walking and exploring (usually in different directions!)  As the very proud aunt, I couldn’t help but go a little crazy party planning their first birthday celebration.

One of their favorite books that mom and dad like to read to them is “The Wonderful Things You Will Be” by Emily Winfield Martin. They wanted to use the book as inspiration for their first birthday party.  We picked out the hot air balloon from the story and used their favorite colors – pink and purple. Here’s a look at the details that made this day a special one.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be Book First Birthday Party Theme Cake

And, we can’t forget the cake smash.  These girls took the smash literally… smashing it to crumbs!  It was so much fun to watch them dive in.

Hot Air Balloon Cake Smash Twins

Happy First Birthday, Julia and Elena!  I look forward to celebrating many more milestones with you!