2018-02-08 / Personalities

Luna Hernandez honored at first birthday celebration

Luna Maria Hernandez, daughter of Lydia and Moises Hernandez of Elberton, celebrated her first birthday on Friday, January 26.

Luna was treated to a “Winter One-derland” theme party on Saturday, January 27, at Tena’s Conference Room in Elberton.

Decorations included Mason jars as snow globes with miniature snowmen inside and balloons extending from the lids. Snowmen, snowflakes, and balloons were placed all around the party area along with photos of Luna throughout her first year.

Luna’s three-tiered vanilla cake was decorated with pink buttercream icing and white snowflake accents. The top tier held the number “1” with miniature snowflakes showering around it. Luna’s smash cake matched the larger cake. Both were made by Karen Saggus of Washington.

The tulle wreath that encircled the guests’ cake matched her highchair skirt. In the center of the skirting was a pink disk with snowflakes and the number “1” accented with silver bows.

Guests enjoyed a meal of chili with all the trimmings, mole, tamales, and posole. Desserts included her birthday cake, marble brownies, and snowballs (pecan sandies) made by Luna’s great-grandmother, Betty Stephens; lemon blossoms and Martha Washington candy, made by Pam Gunter; and snowflake cookies made by Betsy Shedd.

Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Luna in both English and Spanish.

About 50 family and friends celebrated with Luna and her parents. Special guests included her great-grandmother, Betty Stephens; grandparents, Kathie and Ben Lamar, great-great-aunt and uncle, Gladys and Thomas Roth, uncle and cousins, Drew, Will, Morgan, and Blake Lamar, all of Washington; and great-uncle and aunt, Al and Elena Lamar of Thomson. Also from Washington-Wilkes were Pam and Newton Gunter, Janet Thornton, Jewel Griffin, Jeana Worley, Michelle and Charles Shelton, Kay Tyler, and Lacey, Josh, and Jade Fincher.

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