You may have seen in our very first issue of Cypress Magazine the wedding of Heath Hoffman and Ellie Wall. Now, one year later they have a beautiful daughter. On August 16, 2018, Chesley Lawrence Hoffman turned one year old! Along with all of her closest family and friends they celebrated on August 18, 2018- circus style! In attendance at the party were about 60-70 of Chesley’s closest party animals, including her parents and all but 2 of her 10 grandparents/ great-grandparents.
The smash cake, made by Amanda McDaniel of Sweet Sensations, fit the theme perfectly. The pink and white circus tent smash cake was totally demolished! The other cake for the guests to eat took the form of a two-tiered circus carousel. An assortment of finger food was available for snacking while the grill masters (Terry and Logan Wall) were making the burgers and hotdogs. Some of the snacks included: circus fruit, pretzels, animal crackers, ‘popcorn’ cupcakes (made from marshmallows), sausage balls, spinach dip, strongman dumbbells (made from marshmallows) and more.
For decorations, circus-themed items were collected 4 months prior to the party. As it turns out, when you are looking for circus items, they show up everywhere! We had everything from vintage tablecloths, to circus canisters, to even things like circus pennants! It can easily be said that there were a lot of admit one tickets and popcorn canisters used.
For her big 0-1, Chesley’s Grandy & Huffy, her grandparents gave her a Red Rider tricycle. Nam & Hoss, her grandparents gave her an awesome collection of children’s books & new clothes for her wardrobe! Her parents bought her a new car seat that she will be able to use throughout the next couple of years. Chesley enjoyed all of the people that were at her party. She loves people and she is very social. She also loved getting to open her gifts and tearing into her smash cake!