Tuesday

One

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!

21 comments:

Jen Migonis said...

This party is just adorable!!! I love every touch you added and love the color scheme.

Jen
www.migonishome.com

House of Clark said...

Too cute. You are so talented. I really like everything that you do.

melanie said...

Such a beautiful pa ty! i love the ideas and colors!! Great idea to spray paint the mason jars.. and The edited pic by your sis is perfect!

Julia Konya said...

You are amazing. Seriously, what a hostess! Your pictures of your special moments are beautiful. I love the photo with her feet sticking out and looking at her cake. So precious!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What an amazing party! You are one good mamma and she is just too cute!

Laurie Jones said...

Your baby girl is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad you had such a great day with her! The party looks great!!

TheSpokenSiren said...

where did you find the vintage high chair?

Natty by Design said...

I love everything about this!

Craftivity Designs said...

Wow! Those decorations are gorgeous!! Wanted to let you know I featured you in my Kick-Off Friday post today! http://craftivitydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/03/kick-off-friday.html

Haley Estes said...

So adorbs!!! I just love your blog! I like that its modern but very "you". It's not another chevron this white cabinet that its very original! Thanks for the lovely inspiration! I used some of your tape/ white line border techniques in my little girls room! It was the little touch that made all the difference! If you care to see its on my blog! littlebitsofeverythingqce.blogspot.com

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you all so much, I had a lot of fun putting it together!

The Rhoads Family said...

Might be a strange question, but we have a vintage gum ball machine like yours in our dining room, too, but for the LIFE of me, I can't find gumballs that fit it!! They are either too small and you turn the knob and 10 come out, or too big... where do you get your gumballs? Thanks!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I actually just purchased them at the dollar tree.

Mrs. DeVore said...

I found it at a thrift store, but I've seen lots on craigs list.

Bethany DeVore said...

I love the mason jars and the cake. So cute!! Nice job on her party :)

Casey
http://www.ImperfectWonder.com

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun planning it :)

Bethany DeVore said...

I actually made the glitter and spray painted gold mason jars for my friends engagement party and everyone loved them. Thanks again for the ideas!!

Bethany DeVore said...

oh good! They are such a fun project and great for so many occasions!

Bethany DeVore said...

How did you do the streamers on the balloons? Did you spray paint the lanterns gold?

Bethany DeVore said...

I did spray paint the lanterns gold, I couldn't find the right color in the store so I just sprayed some I already had. For the streamers on the balloons, I just used some string to tie them to the balloons. Here's the tutorial for how to make the tissues tassels: http://www.dwellingsbydevore.com/2013/02/tissue-tassels.html#.UvzPFxb78zY

Bethany DeVore said...

Im so happy my friend Stacy sent this to me!!!! My daughter sophia will be turning 1 in august and her party theme is "sparkle and shine". You definitely gave me some more inspirations! Lovely! (:

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