Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{Real Parties}Hot Pink and Turquoise First Birthday Party

This post is looonnggg overdue! It's from back in May and it's my daughter's first birthday party. The theme was inspired by an invitation designed by Anders Ruff. The saying on the invite was “My Oh My, How the First Year Flew By.” Some of the decor was inspired by Kara (of Kara's Party Ideas) Bunco party.

I wound up concentrating more on the colors (hot pink and turquoise) than the actual theme because of time constraints. I had a ton of other “themey” things planned that I was not able to get to. The party’s main attractions were the 2 dessert tables I set up and the d├ęcor . I created a balloon wreath for the front door, party printables (inspired by The TomKat Studio) and little felt birdies (tutorial on Bird’s Party). For all the other items I used amazing vendors such as Sweeties by Kim and other vendors listed at the bottom of the post. I had a lot of fun planning it and executing it and I am already thinking about her 2nd birthday!

Invite by Anders Ruff

Invite by Anders Ruff

Here's the guest of honor wearing a tutu from Hannah's Tutus and a matching onesie from Bella Claire Baby.  This image was taken by an awesome local photographer, AvaJack Photography.

Vendor Credits:
Invitations – Anders Ruff 
Tissue Poms: Dash of Color
Balloon Wreath: Inspired by How Does She? 
Solid Balloons: Shindigz 
Polka Dot Balloons: Polka Dot Market
Table Linens: Table Cloths Factory
Kandy Kones (for the cotton candy): Posh Party Pretties
Sugar Cookies: Just Crumbs
Cakes: Made locally by a mom who bakes out of her home in Farmingdale, NY.
Cake Bunting: The Tom Kat Studio
Fondant toppers: Two Sugar Babies
Birthday Hat: Shop Lissy
Headband: Banner Boutique
Nesting Suitcases: Land of Nod

I hope this party provided lots of inspiration for your next bash!