Real Events: colorful vintage 1st birthday party

When I considered the possibility of a large party, I thought of what would be the most enjoyable for my baby girl. I decided that she would rather enjoy bright colors, balloons, cake & ice cream while her mommy and daddy aren't too busy running a party to cuddle her up if she feels overwhelmed. We decided to hire our wedding photographer, Annie Hosfeld, to capture her smashing her first cake (a homemade 4 layer, rainbow cake, with dum dum lollipops to resemble balloons) and eating her first bites of sugar (ok maybe not the first bites- she does have a big sister after all). We invited our immediate families and blew-up more than 60 Dollartree punching balls with helium to fill the house. We kept it super simple with food by serving cupcakes & setting-up a little ice cream station on the girls' play kitchen. It turned out to be a ton of fun & we now have amazing photos to share with her as she gets older.

here are some of my favorite images of the day...

Thanks to the blogs that have featured this first birthday celebration.
Kara's Party Ideas

Kara's Party Ideas

Half Baked-the cake blog

Paiges of Style

Hip Hip Hooray!

Indigo Prints

and last by certainly not least our photographer
Annie Hosfeld


Our stationery is featured in a book!

The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook has a program that we created a few years ago for Kelly & Ryan!  Laurie did a beautiful job with the wedding photos & submitted this image for the tangerine & celery inspiration board.  Thanks to Laurie for submitting it!

ps-it is the white program wrapped in a striped orange & green paper