Blessed Isaiah


This past weekend we celebrated 6 years of marriage, my first Mother’s Day, and the blessed event of Isaiah’s baptism.

It was a weekend to remember, to say the least.

I had a wonderful time planning the celebration lunch at our home – but all fun party details aside, my favorite part of the day was the quiet time I got to spend with my son. It was so meaningful to celebrate him with good friends and family.

A special thank you to Isaiah’s lovely Godfamily (a new term we’ve coined). We are so thankful for your friendship. You are such a wonderful example to to us, and those around you. 

Isaiah you are a very special child, and so loved. So many people prayed for you, for which your Mommy and Daddy are very thankful. God has given you lots of angels – all of which were so delighted to celebrate your baptism.

Here are a few pics from the day…


Easy to make wreaths and mini-pennant banners, all made with ribbon and paper.


Wishes for baby: a sign-in page for guests to leave a note for Isaiah William…



I made simple flower arrangements for every mother who was there. For the cards, I asked their children to send me “words they would use to describe their mother.” The results were so sweet…


Cookie favors for every guest…



“Ginger lemonades”= fizzy lemonade with a twist. 


Lemonade cupcakes with cream cheese frosting…

And of course, the guest of honor. We are so proud of you, baby Isaiah.


10 Responses to “Blessed Isaiah”

  1. Sarah

    Such a beautiful party! And a beautiful boy. Congratulations on Isaiah’s baptism….and on your smooth party planning skills. You’re an inspiration!

  2. Jara

    Fun party! Congrats little Isaiah!

    Everything looked sooo yummy!

    Here’s another lemonade recipe I had that you might like to try – its delish!

    1 can of frozen pink lemonade (I use Minute Maid)

    1 bottle Fresca

    Mix together in a large pitcher – ENJOY!

    LOVED your decorations!:)

  3. Maria@Live Beautifully

    Congratulations on Isaiah’s baptism!
    Your party decorations are amazing, they could totally be posted on the site I blogged about yesterday, Kara’s Party Ideas. Where did you find all the fun stuff, like the striped straws etc.?

  4. Alli Aars

    Thanks guys! Maria, I found the straws and cupcake liners on Etsy, everything else I made from paper and ribbon I’ve been collecting… I did the color scheme around my favorite vintage napkins that I already owned. ;)

  5. Briana

    Congratulations on sweet Isaiah’s baptism. We were so glad to be at church on Sunday and see such a special event. We are looking forward to Reid’s baptism in June :) Love reading your blog and your party planning skills are AMAZING!!! Take care.
    Briana Meixelsperger

  6. Abbie

    What great decor! I absolutely love the ice bin. Would you mind sharing where you got it?

  7. Alli Aars

    Thanks, Abbie! I actually found the ice bin at Target.

  8. Anali Palacios

    Congrats, everything is beautiful!!

    LOVED, loved the sign-in page for guests to leave a note for Isaiah. Would you mind sharing where did you get it/how you did it? I would love to do that for my son. Thank you! :)

  9. Alli Aars {You have your blog, we have Aars}

    Sure, Anali (beautiful name, by the way!).

    I actually just made it myself. I chose a sheet of scrapbook paper, and then got creative with the handwriting at the top (with a pencil first, then outlining it with a fine point pen). It was so fun to “break the rules” with my usual handwriting.

    I hope you make one! We treasure the precious notes we have on ours…

  10. Anali Palacios

    Thank you so much! You’re so talented, I will try to do this, although I’m sure it won’t be quite as beautiful :D