I took advantage of all of the great blogs and pinterest and used a lot of the ideas to put together a fun little birthday party and decor for my daughter’s first birthday!
I chose red, yellow, and orange because those colors remind me of my daughter. She is a little fireball, our little sunshine, wild, and carefree. Also, September reminds of fall and fall colors.
I made the banner from scrapbook paper and traced a circle template. I used red tulle to run through it and black marker for the letters. I also made the tissue paper pom flowers and they were a lot easy than I thought. Here is great instructions and pics here.
I made the picture timeline of each month of her life from scrapbook paper and I had a little sun stencil that I traced and cut out for the numbers. I used red tulle to link it all together and hang it.
I made a little fabric scrap wreath and painted a K and put it in the middle for decorations. I had a picture and frame for everyone to sign around and the red box is the time capsule box. I sent a little note in the invitation asking family and friends to include something in her time capsule which she would open on her 13th birthday. I suggested a letter, poem, bible verse, music, newspaper article, photos, stories, etc. People came up with some great ideas, and I know she will cherish them so much. I wrote her a birthday letter and will do the same for every birthday and place it in her time capsule.
I made a scrapbook of her 12 months of life and put it in the table for fun too. The butterfly party favors are in the red bucket and were made out of snack size ziplock bags, a clothespins, pipcleaner, colored paint or marker, and I filled the bags with star gummies.
I bought mini pumpkins to add to the party favor fun too!
I attempted to make the cupcakes, but they just would not cut it. So I called all around to wonderful cupcake shops in Louisville, but they were all to expensive for our budget. I was going to go with Kroger, but asked Whole Foods if they did birthday stuff. Oh, thank you Whole Foods for the best and most beautiful cupcakes ever! Raspberry Icing and vanilla cake! So good! We served quiche, fruit salad, and mini muffins for the food. I had some cheddar and graham bunny snacks for the kids too.
And last but not least my favorite of all is her party outfit!
I used fabric paint, dipped her foot in it, and placed it on the onsie. I hoped it would work and it did! I used a stencil letters to paint the ONE on the onsie. I found these cute fabric circles at Hobby Lobby and put them on the top of the neck of the onsie. I should have gone with a 12 month onsie, but did not want it to be too small. I was going to attempt to make the tutu too, but went with etsy instead and am glad I did. I loved it. Thanks, Bambino Galleria! I wanted to get everything from etsy, but went ahead and tried to make all that I could to save money. I think she might be rocking the tutu again for Halloween, maybe she can be rockstar!
I might have gone a little overboard, but wanted to make it memorable and fun since we just moved. I am enjoying having a girl in this family! I think it was a success. I was inspired by so many talented and creative people out in the blog world, and hope this can inspire someone too.
I am proud to say I actualy accomplished some of my pins on pinterest!