It may be over a week late, but I am finally getting around to post pictures from AG's first birthday party. The theme of her party was Cute as a Button. Of course I have Pinterest to thank for this idea.
This post is dedicated to all of the details.
The food, decorations and DIY projects.
I started working on this party when she was 8 months old.
I'm one of those people who see something and think to myself "I can do that!"
So instead of buying most of the things for her party, I made them.
I used my party printables to organize everything I wanted to do.
I picked a project a week and if I finished early, I did another one.
I surfed my Pinterest board to make sure everything I wanted to do for her party was done.
This was a day to celebrate our baby girl with all of our family and friends.
It was the last party we will throw at our house before we move.
Even though she will never remember it, I wanted it to be perfect.
Lets talk about the details, shall we?
Cupcake Toppers I designed them myself. Here is a tutorial I did a few years ago.
All of the cupcakes. We made red velvet and marble.
Marshmallow pops are a go to party dessert. They are so easy to make and are always a hit.
Especially with the kids.
I had an old coworker of mine make button cookies for the party.
This was a project I had no interest in tackling on my own!
Cake Smash Spot
I decorated her highchair with streamers and a banner I made.
Her Aunt Keri got her that cute bib and I made her the giant cupcake for her smash cake.
We ordered sandwiches, pizza rolls and popcorn chicken.
We also had chips, spinach dip, buffalo chicken dip and crackers.
For the kids we had crackers in individual cups, apple sauce and fruit snacks.
I bought bags from Target. I filled them with a bunch of little things, boys for the girls, trucks for the boys, bouncy balls, spin tops and much more.
I also attached a balloon to each bag so each child went home with a balloon.
AG's birthday guest book is one of my favorite ideas for her party.
I designed a book for her on Shutterfly. I filled it with pictures throughout her first year.
I made sure to leave lots of black space on each page so that guests could sign her book and write her a note. I plan on doing this for every birthday.
Birthday display on and above our hutch.
I made the birthday banner, covered wood letters with buttons, and found this birthday printable.
I displayed her 0-3 and 3-6 month baby books for guest to look at.
And a sweet friend of mine helped with the button plates and hanging the table cloth for the background.
Another birthday display in the front room.
I wanted her invitation to be displayed at the party and found a cute oversized clip to hold it.
I bought a bunch of gumballs from Oriental Trading to fill up the vases I had in the room.
I also displayed my pregnancy book, AG's 6-9 and 9-12 months books.
The dessert table.
Macaroons, cupcakes, cookie and brownies were the sweets for the day.
I made the cute as a button banner and hung her monthly pictures underneath.
I also made one of the first birthday stats posters.
I designed it in Photoshop and printed it for less than $2 at Office Depot.
A Year of Firsts poster I made.
Button frames I made using Ikea white frames and hot gluing buttons to it.
Juice boxes, soda, water, sangria and lemonade.
Whew that was a lot of pictures!
Come back tomorrow for more pictures of the birthday girl, cake, family and friends!