Last weekend we celebrated my daughter's first birthday, I still hardly believe it. I won't get off on a tangent about "how they grow so fast" even though it is so true. It was quite a whirlwind of a weekend, a day my daughter won't remember but one I'll never forget. It was such a special time to have all our friends and family there to celebrate together.
For her party I veered away from any particular theme and just chose colors that screamed girly and fun. I figure she'll want to have her fair share of Barbie and Disney Princess parties as the years go by. I went with mainly pinks, golds, whites, and a few touches of black. I kept everything really budget friendly and did a lot of DIY projects.
The party started around 11 am so I went with a brunch theme: breakfast casserole, muffins, sausage balls, fresh fruit, cheerios for her baby friends, coffee punch, and pink lemonade. It was actually a really dreary day outside so the lighting isn't the greatest in these pictures.
Side note: These are supposed to be those huge 36" balloons like you see all over Pinterest. I got them on ebay for really cheap. They are definitely large, but not as large as they are supposed to be. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy when I went to get them inflated. I finally got them filled at a grocery store but the lady said without a special attachment this was as big as she could get them. Have any of you bought these balloons and had them inflated to their full size?
This girl could eat her weight in muffins and I can't say I blame her.
One of my favorite decorations of the day. My sister took this photo of my daughter during her one year photo shoot and then edited it to include all her one year stats. I found the frame at Goodwill for $5 and it was a perfect fit!
homemade caramel corn for the favors
One of the few pictures of us together at her party, love this girl to the moon and back.
I used thrifted (don't worry I washed them!) flat sheets for the table cloths. They are way cheaper than real table cloths and look way better than the plastic ones.
A fun time was had by all!