Monday, September 16, 2013

Sprinkled with Love

We celebrated my youngest daughter's 1st birthday this weekend, Sprinkled with Love was the theme and the party was amazing. The rain held off until the party was over, we had yummy food, great entertainment and lots of fun.

The theme, Sprinkled with Love, was one that I saw awhile back on a blog and I just fell in love with it. I'm the type of person to start planning a party like a year in advance so I can pick things up when I see them. I bought the Sprinkled with Love party printables from Kojo Designs, it includes a personalized invitation and sign along with labels, cupcake toppers and much more.

The party favors were bottles of sprinkles and sprinkled Happy Apples, from Happy Apple. This is an amazing company and they even put on a custom label on the sprinkles. I added the Sprinkled with Love labels to them and the apples.

Decorations were mostly made using the fabric I purchased to make my daughter's dress. I made her dress from the Katy pattern from Create Kids Couture. I hung some mini fabric bunting along our deck with some pom pom's that I purchased from Pick Your Plum. I put up some material and lace no-sew fabric bunting to hang above the "gift" table. Since we still have everything from my older kids I asked guests to bring donations for our local pregnancy assistance center. I took an empty frame that I purchased and stapled wire onto the back of it to hang pictures of my daughter from her first year. I also took some doilies that I had laying around the house and made a little bunting to go on the dessert table. The numbered burlap is from Wal-Mart, our local one just started carrying the precut pieces of fabric.

The smash cake and cupcakes were from Blue Duck Cafe which always delivers on yumminess! My daughter loved her first taste of cake and was so cute trying to get the sprinkles off the icing. I made the cake bunting from her dress fabric as well with some chevron straws I had at home.

Since there are so many younger kids in the family right now I also hired Lollypop, the balloon artist, and she was amazing! For a whole hour we barely heard a peep out of the kids as they all watched her create the most amazing animals. There were turtles, Minnie Mouse, octopus, ladybug, killer whales and an elephant standing on a ball! I highly recommend her for your next get together and she has the patience of a saint.

My husband's uncle and brother in law were our chefs for the evening, they caught and cooked fish along with fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies and fried zucchini. It was a great party with friends, food and fun. Happy 1st Birthday Sweetie and remember we will always Sprinkle you with Love!

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