Camilla's 1st birthday was SO much fun to plan and prepare for. Pinterest and Etsy made this party happen for me, so many creative and fun ideas to explore!
I started planning as soon as I received my BFF Chelsey's invitation in the mail for her son Paxton's 1st birthday party. He's 3 weeks older than Camilla, so I needed to get a move on it! I pinterested for an entire Saturday, which finally made me super excited and in full-force party mode, deciding on the Pink Lemonade Party theme. I made countless trips to Hobby Lobby, buying pink and yellow pieces here and there that I felt would fit perfectly with her party theme. I made all of the birthday streamers myself after seeing a similar idea on Pinterest. My friend De'Awn hand-crafted Camilla's amazing birthday invitations, which were simply stunning!
|The "1" tag was tied onto the invite and backed with beautiful yellow linen paper|
|Pink Lemonade Party fudge|
|Cupcakes with Cupcake toppers made by Chelsey|
|Pink Lemonade Party cupcake toppers made by Chelsey|
|Month-by-Month photo banner|
|Month-by-Month photo banner made by Chelsey|
One of my favorite parts of the party prep was serving her Pink Lemonade in mason jars with crafty daisy lids on top that the pink or yellow straws fit through perfectly. I decorated with some extra "1" tags from De'Awn and Pink Lemonade Party stickers that I found off of Etsy, tying it all together with twine.
|Pink Lemonade in mason jars|
|Water bottles with special "Camilla's First Birthday" labels, Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade and Daddy's favorite beer for the (non-pregnant) adults :) |
First birthday parties are all about the Smash Cake. Camilla had a yummmmmy butter cream cake with butter cream frosting that was so much fun watching her eat. She was careful not to get her hands dirty at first, but dove in mouth-first to eat her cake!