Well, Lucy is now officially one! We rang in her first year with style with a small play group get together and a garden themed birthday party the next day. As a refresher, here is the concept board I prepared for the event with all the fun Minted goodies I was getting.
The day-of it threatened to rain so we moved the food and drinks tables indoors and set up the kiddie table out on the covered front porch. It actually worked out really well.
Love the Botanical Affair bunting from Minted. I could even re-use it and just take out the one flag with the photo of Lucy (although, let’s be honest, I’m sure I’ll want to create something with a different theme next year).
I put together a drinks table in the breakfast area with these fun cup tags and table tents from Minted. I like buying plain colored table ware (cups, plates, cutlery etc), that way you can mix and match depending on the event. The yellow cups I’m sure will work great for Bryan’s birthday later in the year or some other adult event. They aren’t Dora or Thomas specific and they pack a graphic punch. I had the orange dotted straws from Bryan’s first birthday and just combined them with the pink zig zag ones here.
Whole foods has great mix-and-match flowers so I bought long-lasting daisies and accented with some pink peonies. I happened to have three watering cans that worked perfectly for the florals and theme. Coupled with some grass and pink ball garland from the Target dollar aisle and party supplies section, and the vignette is complete.
How cute are these Minted cupcake toppers?
I made little potted succulents with thank-you tags for the favors and put them on a cake stand (pots are again from the Target dollar aisle)
A friend had snagged the cutest schoolhouse chairs when her kid’s Montessori was renovating and I borrowed them for the kids table. In lieu of renting a child-height table, I actually strung together four Ikea lack tables. We had two already that we were using as coffee tables. They are pretty beat up so I bought two replacements and put all four together. Topped with the custom Minted table runner, nobody can tell how beat up they are and they work great as a white backdrop for the runner and big round confetti.
The party hats were Etsy finds that I had laying around from Bryan’s last birthday.
The birthday girl enjoyed her carrot cake cupcake by local baker Sullivan Hill Sweets and also had fun with her party hat!
And to keep my work load manageable I ordered pizza for everyone.
Here are some of Lucy’s friends hanging and discussing whatever one year olds discuss.
Having the party in the front ended up being a big hit. As you can see, the party wound down with the dad’s stooping it on the front porch.
Stop by Post-modyrn for a follow up post on my entertaining tips.
Photos by Jessica Davis and Soyoung Oh of Dogear Press