Thursday, March 22, 2012

Isabella is 4! look at her party!



I cant believe it is that time again. Our baby girl is 4 today! it feels like just a short time ago i held her for the first time and felt such peace joy and love. Man how time flies. She is such a sweet, fun little girl full of spunk and life. We celebrated her birthday yesterday with a party and i had the funniest time decorating for it for her! I started a few days before hand prepping things and set up all i could the day before. 

I had decided to make her a barbie cake this year and make it to where i could actually eat it too! 
hehe so i went on the search for a gluten free, refined sugar free and nut free cake (my cousin cant have nuts hehe). 
One of my favorite blogs for recipes is real sustenance Brittany Angells is brilliant in the kitchen! So i used the recipe for birthday cake on her site. I highly suggest getting the king arthur gluten free cake enhancer I did not use it cause i didn't have time to order it. 
So my cake was a little dense. The taste was great it just fell after baking. but hey oh well you live and you learn right :)  I used xylitol instead of sugar but im sure you could play around with different kinds if you would like. I then used the icing recipe it gives but used that as the crumb coat and inbetween the layers of cake. I wanted to use the mashmellow frosting recipe out of the almond flour cookbook to give it that fluffy look. Then used about a teaspoon of beat juice to dye the frosting pink :) 
So all in all i think it looked great  :) and it was a yummy dense cake ;) (next time i will use the cake enhancer) But isabella loved it and that makes a mommy happy!

So here is the beautiful party and the even more beautiful little 4 year old
 Isabella Mireya Gabriella Valenzuela 















the party favors wrap in fabric (so they would match the theme) ;) 





(the photo's here taken of isabella in the frame our by my dear friend heather armstrong photography





my mom brought her the adorable outfit to wear she says it twirls very good! :) 





haha gotta love the placement of the candles right? ;) 

 i love that you can see the glitter blowing of in this one 

she scored in the present department and her little cousin made her a bracelet that says best best buddies on it, they have matching ones :) so so cute. and her little friend hannah look at those dimples :) super. cute.  


 Isabella (and peanut) saying bye to people as they leave. :) 

so after they craziness of the party day i sat down to blog this and realized i never got a picture of most of the kids at this party let alone with her bothers. So YAY thay everything was still set up so i had them all pose with her.
  This picture makes me laugh, not only is diego being silly but cruz insisted on having isabella's pink shoes on lol




Thanks to my wonderful friend kezia and (snickers hehe) the kitchen got cleaned up so good and i barley had to do a thing!

7 comments:

HeatherA said...

AHH! This is the most precious party & blog post! Makes me just tear up & go ahhhh! What a beautiful daughter you have & what a wonderful mother you are! Bella's party was just precious! You are so talented, Leah!

HeatherA said...

AHH! This is the most precious party & blog post! Makes me just tear up & go ahhhh! What a beautiful daughter you have & what a wonderful mother you are! Bella's party was just precious! You are so talented, Leah!

Gabriella Harper said...

This is so cute! Love the decorations and most of all how happy and sweet Isabella is in every picture!

charis said...

it really was decorated so amazing! i loved the barbie cake - brought back memories for me of being a little girl. happy birthday bella!!

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Bethany said...

LOVE it Leah! You are so talented!!!!!!!

Petticoat Junktion said...

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Angela Meijer said...

What a dreamy and wonderful party. I'm feeling so inspired to do something dreamy for our girls now. I love how Isabella's twirly dress looks like it was created for this party.