Monday, September 9, 2013

Ella's 1st Birthday Party

I am finally getting around to posting about Ella's 1st birthday party.  It was such a fun and cute party!

I booked the venue months ago, it's a room through the park district that has an actual carousel in it along with another room full of play mats, tubes, slides, etc.  It is very popular which is why you have to book almost a year in advance!

I decided to do the colors light pink and light blue and that was pretty much only based on those were the colors the invitation I liked.  I was a little worried about doing baby blue with the light pink, but it turned out so pretty and delicate, just like my Ella :)

I am all about the little details, which you will see in the pictures.  I searched Pinterest forever to get a ton of inspiration.

Here is the cake, can you say gorgeous!?!? My lovely aunt made this for me and I could not have been happier, it looked better than I imagined!

I made the cute little banner for the top which I thought just made the cake complete.

I bought a digital file through Etsy for the water bottles and my hubby was so sweet and put them all on for me

I purchased the baby blue paper cups from the dollar store and then came across this pin and knew I had to replicate! I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased 2 rolls of silver glitter tape - love that stuff!

The cute pink straws are also from Hobby Lobby - I could totally live in that store!

I put a lot of effort into the "sweet" table.  I did one for Brayden's first birthday and knew I wanted to do one for Ella too.  I did however, learn my lesson with Brayden's and that was to not put out too much stuff.

I made chocolate covered pretzels and had pink and blue m & m's and those sugar cookies were the party favors

Those chocolate covered marshmallows were a huge hit and the best part, they were SO easy! 

I bought the O N E letters from Joann's and covered them in scrapbook paper, another easy little project but a fun added detail

All of the banners were made using my Silhouette Portrait - I seriously LOVE that thing!

Now here's some pic of the adorable birthday girl!!! I think she had a great party :)

I made her cute little party hat out of scrapbook paper and got another use out of the glitter sticker tape.  I made her shirt with iron on decals I found at Michaels.

Yummy birthday cake!

I seriously had so much fun planning every detail of this party, this is the stuff I live for and I am so happy I have a little girl so now I have an excuse to use glitter!!

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