The Ultimate Cake Smash!! Atticus turns One!!

 Atticus turns One! Time for the ULTIMATE CAKE SMASH!!!

I literally can’t believe a whole year has passed since your birth! Do you know how amazingly special you are?! Our journey together has taught me so much about myself. Being your Mommy has been the greatest accomplishment I could ever achieve. The amount of Love that I have for you makes my heart swell. Thank you so much for choosing me to be your mama!

My baby is turning One  Y’all!! Of course in honor of this special 1st birthday, we got my boy his very own cake to have all to himself. And he went crazy!!!! 

 So, is it just me or are professional cake smash sessions with a photographer ridiculously expensive?? I got quotes for $500 for just the session! Mmmm no… I totally got this! everything you need for your own cake smash session at home can be found at party city. Find a little spot in your house or if weather permits outside, throw a little confetti around and voila! You got a cake smash photo session!

Of course, we had to document the entire experience… and it was hilarious!! I mean, he had cake in places no one should have cake. His little nostrils were packed with icing! It was hilarious!

I literally got all my decorations from party city the day before! I’m so bad at these things, but at the end of the day what matters is that we were all together to love on Atticus….and that we could pig out on cupcakes! We only invited close family and a few friends to help us celebrate.

Check out all the photos of our little intimate party for Atticus, and his cake smash session…it was pretty epic! 

Thank you so much to Mark from Meraki Cakes and Bakes here in Denver Colorado for making this fabulous adorable cake and matching cupcakes on short notice.  It really was too cute to smash! You can check out his culinary creations at:

I apologize in advance because every dang picture was adorable and they all went into this blog post!! But I hope you enjoy and maybe gets some inspo if you have a little birthday celebration coming up! Also check out the sweet video below of the Cake Smash!

I went crazy at party city the day before!, I wanted something special but not over the top, we can go crazy when he starts to remember these things!


look at this adorable edible hand painted elephant!

The cutest!!



Beautiful banana lavender cupcakes!

The cupcakes were topped with hand painted silver metallic macaroons, sooooo pretty!

Party city came through, everything was soooo cute!

Babys 1st balloons!

And for the adults?! A little homemade Sangria…YAAAAS!

Easy to make with pomegranate seeds, raspberries and tangelos, I feel like they taste better than oranges.


Up close view of the yummy goodness!

LOVE these 2…Ok….can we just take a pause to appreciate how gorgeous his grandma is? The good looks go way back on the hubby’s side!

Take a look at how adorable Atticus’s cake smash session was! and yes…There was a manic sugar high later!!


This whole setup was achieved through basic affordable props from party city!

And let the Cake Smashing begin!!!!

The face you make when you find out the cake is Gluten Free…lol!

Happy birthday gorgeous boy! I could not be prouder to be your mommy!

A little prince indeed! xoxo

We love you, little boy! Thank you for everything you have brought to our lives since you arrived March 12, 2017! 





  1. Suzi
    March 13, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    I did not believe I could love someone so much. I would give my life for this beautiful miracle named Atticus. I’m so proud of his parents Dana and Jeff. Continue to be Attis guiding light through life. Together you are an Awesome family. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH.

  2. Anna B
    March 14, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    Sooooo adorable!! Happy birthday Atticus!!

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