February 23rd, 2011

Time flies when you’re turning one: Eden’s First Birthday Party

I’m very excited to share my baby girl’s first birthday party!

Around the time she turned six months I started mentally working out the details of an über fabulous fête t o celebrate the milestone …and then I came across this photo themed party by Stacey of Elle Belle Creative. It didn’t take much to decide it was perfect for Eden’s first birthday.

I recruited my BFF from CoBennett Photography and she agreed to man the photo booth for fun guest portraits.

There’s something cheerful about polka dots  and perfectly suited to Eden’s sunny disposition so I tied them in with the red, aqua and dash-of-pink color scheme.

The dessert table featured a vanilla  dotted cake iced in white butter cream, strawberry marshmallows, cupcakes with fondant camera toppers, spotted number ones , camera cookies and adorable kid pops!

Even a 1st birthday party needs a DJ for the 1s and almost 2s…

Mustache and eyeglass cutouts, chalkboard thought bubbles and a bright colorful backdrop added character to my favorite part of this party- the photo booth.

Each adult guest received a frame with instructions on how to select their photos from an online album to be ordered and sent with Eden’s thank you cards. The kids went home with gable boxes filled with goodies such as satin slippers, bracelets  and light up yo-yos and handmade crayon rolls.

We had a great time planning and I’m very happy with how the party turned out.

We of course didn’t plan for the birthday girl to sleep  for a portion of the afternoon but it’s her party and she can sleep if she wants to.

She did perk up later-right around the time Mommy and Daddy were ready to collapse.


Vendor Roll Call:

Stripey straws w/ Flags: Fort and Field

Cake topper figurine: The Pretty Pixie

Camera cookies: The Cookie Jar

Fondant cupcake toppers: Topperville by LC Cakes

Glittered paper clothes pins: Fabulous finds Boutique

Cake pop Kids: The Cake Pop Castle

Custom Crayon Rolls: Grammies Quilts

Eden’s birthday hat: LahDeeDah2

Cake Garland: Potter and Butler

Paper Poms: Pom Love

Eden’s Tutu: Punkin Pie Couture

Our Matching shirts:  Sew Super Cute

Tip Junkie handmade projects