Now that our big Disneyland vacation is over, I am already starting to think about Birthday Parties!! O’s b-day is in August and V’s is in September – so I have to start early to be ready for them! Since my mind is in birthday party mode, I wanted to look back at the kids’ parties I have throw so far! First up – Olive’s 1st Birthday! Warning these pictures are BAD! This was pre-blog, pre-good camera, so please bear with me!
As a baby she was fascinated with flowers – she loved looking at flowers, reading about flowers, everything flowers! So I went with that for her 1st birthday theme! I made the invitations (pic above) with a fun flower border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and added a paper flower attached with a sparkly brad at the top. Back then I did a lot more traditional scrapbooking then I do now. I think it turned out pretty cute!
We had the party with friends and family at our house – utilizing our basement (pre-studio) and back yard. Mr. Ro had just done a ton of work on the downstairs patio and we wanted to show it off, since it was August and we typically have good weather, we could!
My cutie husband and my baby girl! Can hardly believe this was almost 5 years ago!
For O’s outfit – I bought the tshirt and pants, but made a tutu for her to wear. My Mom crocheted little tiny flowers that I sewed to the tutu – it was big on her but still adorable (it actually still kind of fits now!).
This shot is blurry but she is so cute and happy!
Here is a better picture of the tutu from the back! I made the headband from a piece of elastic and a fake flower and a trusty glue gun of course.
For the decorations, I found a cute flower print fabric (Fabric tends to be my inspiration starting point for parties and room design) that I used to make table runners.
I also found a Martha Steward tutorial on how to make paper flowers from paper bags! So I found some pink, green and yellow paper bags online and made a bunch! I glued a few to popsicle sticks and put them in floral ceramic pots I found at Michael’s for table décor.
The rest of them, I attached a ribbon and hung them from the deck outside and from the ceiling inside. O still has 3 of these hanging in her room now!
I also strung lights outside and ordered the sheer curtains to hang from the deck posts to cover up the not so prettiness behind the patio.
I made goody bags for each of the kiddos – varying the contents based on their age. 5 years later I actually can’t even remember what was in them!
It was a fun and memorable party – at least for me and my family. O can’t remember it I am sure, but she did love her cake (and continues to be a fan of anything cake related)! Check back for O’s 2nd Birthday party coming soon – on my birthday party look back as I plan her (I can’t believe it) 5th Birthday party!