Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ella's Floral First Birthday Party

  
Our baby girl is one! 

I knew from early on that I wanted to have a floral first birthday party theme for Ella's party, and I'm so happy with how everything came together! I can't wait to share the details.

 
 (I love this picture of her with my dad 💗)

Ella's Headband c/o Heartfelt Blooms | Ella's Dress | Floral "E", Floral Hoop Wreaths, Floral picture display made by me | Tulle highchair garland c/o Heartfelt Blooms | Cake topper Peachy Details | Cupcake toppers Peachy Details | Tassel garland Peachy Details | Cake and cupcakes Smith's Bakery | Photography Morgan Love Photography

UPDATE: SO many of you have been asking how/where I made the gold photo holder for Ella's monthly pictures! It was seriously the easiest DIY ever. I bought a hula hoop from the dollar store and just spray painted it gold. This is the gold paint I used. I've used it on several other projects in my home and I'm obsessed with the color. It's almost a rose gold and is so beautiful. Then I just used some extra flowers I had from making her "E" and some gold ribbon from Michael's. I hope that helps!

Ella's beautiful party wouldn't have been possible without all of my talented friends! My mom kept asking me if I made all of the floral first birthday decorations! Unfortunately I'm not that talented (nor do I have that much time)!

A few things I learned from throwing Hudson's first birthday party helped me plan Ella's:
  • It's OK if you're not planning months in advance. With Hudson I handmade EVERYTHING and it literally took me months to get it all together. This time I just spent a few weeks before nailing down the details.
  • So on that note, you have to figure how much your time is worth. What I mean is...is it worth it to make the cupcakes, and the banner, and the favors, and the invitations by yourself??? I did all of that for Hudson's birthday and the day of his party was crazy! This time I decided to let my talented friends help with parts of the party so that I wasn't running around the whole time! 
  • We did her party at 3:00 and it was PERFECT! I did a lunch for Hudson's first birthday party and it was so much work. I hardly had any time to enjoy my guests. But with Ella's we just had snacks so I saved SO MUCH MONEY on food!
  • I also had my sister-in-law take pictures this time, which also allowed me to spend more time with my guests, and the pictures turned out so beautiful! Sometimes it's just best not to do it all.  
So all-in-all her party was a success: I wasn't stressed out, and I think everyone had a good time!

Do you have any first birthday party tips? 

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15 comments

  1. Can I hire you to do my birthday party!?!? This is so cute!!

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    1. Ha ha sure! Although I've never been great at adult parties...just kid's birthdays ;)

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  2. I'm so glad Ella had a beautiful birthday. I love the theme. The decorations are so pretty. I love that they can be repurposed for her room as she gets older. I mean who doesn't need a gorgeous floral e. So beautiful!!!
    Angela

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    1. Thank you so much Angela! I had so much fun planning and putting together the decorations. They're all up in her room now! Thanks for reading ❤

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  4. Congratulations to Ella and her parents! She's adorable :)

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  5. Love the floral birthday!! Where did you purchase all of the flowers and gold circle for the pictures?

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel! The flowers are from Michael's. I love their selection of faux flowers. And the hoop is just a hula hoop from the Dollar store I spray painted!

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  6. Where are the beautiful flowers on her highchair from?

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    1. They are from https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartfeltBlooms! She makes the most beautiful felt flower pieces!

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  7. Love this birthday!! Do you have pictures of the invitations you used for her party?

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel!! I took the easy route and did online invites! I love this design https://www.evite.com/event/create?c=featured&ctrk=search&event_type=&template=smelltherosesvalentines

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    2. Have you seen a paper one you liked that went with this theme too?

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    3. I love this one! https://www.etsy.com/listing/569069240/floral-birthday-invitation-girl

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