We have just wrapped up a crazy, busy week! Nora had her first birthday party last Wednesday and on Friday my sister Janine got married here in Invermere. It was a lot of fun, but I am so ready for some down time.
As you know, I was planning a cute little photo shoot for Nora's birthday and low key "Pink and Gold" themed birthday party with family and close friends. Well, the excitement of the wedding and birthday and of course, Pinterest sucked me in and what was supposed to be a small family gathering, turned into a full on pink and gold PART-TAY for our little one-year-old. I ended up making way more decorations that I thought I would have time for and inviting about 26 people who we had to feed supper! (many of them were in town for the wedding!)
I wouldn't have done it any other way though, because I like doing this kind of thing. It wasn't really work and I wasn't complaining. It was fun!
|Mama Tweedle in Law borrowed this awesome antique high chair from a friend to use when we have dinner at her place. I used it for the party as it was just so much cuter for her first taste of cake than the plastic high chair we have.|
|I made the birthday crown and the "one" banner out of felt and other leftover craft supplies I had around the house.|
|As I told you when I was planning the party, I couldn't miss out on the excuse to get one of these giant balloons and my friend Jen who I went to high school with runs a balloon business and sent this one to us for the party. I had the helium put in at the dollar store in town on the day of the party. I loved it!|
|I just used pink and/or gold tissue paper and fabric scraps I already had for the table displays.|
|I also made the tissue garland which turned out really nicely as well. I now have it hanging over Nora's crib and slowly but surely we are adding some pink to her room! The garland was really easy to make thanks to many tutorials on pinterest.|
|The cake topper balloon came from Confetti and Sparkle Party Shop, a shop I found online which is actually a local BC girl who makes lovely party decor in her home.|
|We ended up using the balloon as a table centrepiece because I was paranoid that Nora would wreck it! It was too pretty for her to play with the tassels :) We served pink lemonade (spiked!) as our signature pink cocktail drink!|
|We asked all the guests to try and wear pink and gold and most of them found something to wear. That was a really nice touch and it actually added to the decor!|
|Of course, Nora wouldn't wear the birthday crown... only for as long it took to take this pic!|
|I hauled the pink framed newborn pic up from Nora's room for the party too. It was a little conversation piece and guests also placed their gifts under it.|
|All my besties dressed in pink!|
|Nora had a riot opening her presents. As they all are, she was more interested in the paper!|
|She was TOTALLY spoiled! I asked for NO GIFTS and everyone brought elaborate and expensive gifts... First runners from my friend Cara.|
|Her first baby doll from her Gran and Papa (Tom's parents).|
|Dinner on the deck with both grandmothers.|
|Her first taste of cupcake!|
Now... on to thinking about her SECOND birthday party?!?!