today's party feature is such a cute first birthday celebration for my dear friend marie's little girl, lauren. it's loaded with bright colors and pattern and some of the cutest party details!
here's what marie had to share (take note of all her awesome vendors!) :
"Lauren's birthday is a week before Halloween so I immediately thought of using the color orange for her first birthday party. However, I did not want her first birthday to be centered on a Halloween theme, so I scoured the internet for inspiration. Lauren loves her Sophie La Girafe toy so when I saw this Goofy Giraffe invitation from Tiny Prints, I was smitten. The invitation is meant for boys (I think) so I decided to use the color aqua instead of blue. I also wanted to incorporate the chevron pattern somewhere so it was serendipitous that I found this cotton twill fabric in chevron and aqua from fabric.com. You'll see it used throughout the party: from the treats table and mantle backdrops to the guest table toppers.
I thought of designing the other party printables but it isn't something I do everyday and it was only a few more weeks before the party, so I decided to hand over the reins to the experts. I chose FrogPrince Paperie to design the banner, milk cartons, treat boxes, water bottle labels, square tent cards and two inch circles. The latter was used as cupcake toppers, thank you circles tied to favors and stickers for the party hats, orange treat bags, and clear beverage cups.
Scrapbook paper in an orange and white chevron pattern was used to line the white melamine trays that held the water bottles, cups, plates, napkins and plastic flatware. I also used scrapbook paper to create the childrens' party hats."
adorable birthday girl party hat by shoplissy
more from marie : "I decorated the fireplace mantle as a backdrop for Lauren's high chair and photos for our family of four. Anchored by an aqua chevron fabric backdrop, I hung pomettes from Pomflair, wrapped a 23 inch paper mache letter L in orange polka dot fabric, and framed recent studio photos of the birthday girl. I also added a vase of an orange crafted flower also found on the guest tables"
marie's husband created the wood frame for the backdrop and then she covered it with the chevron fabric. it turned out pretty fantastic and all dressed-up! oh, and those sweets are tempting!
little guests were handed out giraffe plush toys and adults took home brownies wrapped in custom made treat boxes by Frog Prince Paperie!
sweet desserts were dressed up with fondant toppers by Two Sugar Babies (chevron toppers) and Clineffs Confections (#1)
the gorgeous backyard and perfect california weather!
a clown came for entertainment and kids had fun with face painting, moon bounce, balloon animals, pinatas and more! for the bigger kids and adults, a photo booth was set-up for some crazy photo session everyone can enjoy!
big sister melissa (left) had fun with friends dressing up for the photo booth!
the precious birthday girl with a sweet plush toy giraffe!
thanks marie for sharing lauren's fun and memorable first birthday party! there were tons of beautiful pictures, it was hard to pick a few to post!
party details and more :
invites : TINY PRINTS
banner + party circles + treat boxes + bottle wrappers : RENEE ADLER for FROG PRINCE PAPERIE
scrapbook paper : MOO & PUPPY
poms + pomettes : POM FLAIR
chevron fondant toppers : TWO SUGAR BABIES
1 fondant toppers : CLINEFFS CONFECTIONS
orange + aqua straws : HEY YO YO
photo booth props : THE PARTY COMPANY
giraffe onesie : MAC & ME
orange skirt on birthday girl : MY COUTURE BEBE
party hat : SHOP LISSY
plush giraffe party favors : CELEBRATE EXPRESS
birthday cake : ROSE BAKERY
party rentals : AV PARTY RENTALS
moon bounce : JUMP FOR FUN
clown entertainment : CHILDREN'S CHOICE ENTERTAINMENT
all photographs by the creative mom, MARIE!