Thursday, December 3, 2009

pinwheel birthday party

my next winner this week is anne {haute apple pie musings for the modern homemaker} & her adorable pinwheel party! i love all the orange and pink! congratulations on winning anne, you did a fantastic job!

here's anne's party as told by herself:

Our darling daughter, Isla, turned one last week and I knew I wanted to do something special for her first birthday party. Our neighbor has pinwheels in his yard and she loves to watch them spin around, so I decided a pinwheel themed birthday party would be perfect for our little girl!

The birthday girl wore a onesie created by sticheroos and a pinwheel headband from Kylala Boutique who also made her adorable birthday hat.

I found these simply stated and adorable invitations from Jack and Izzy which set the tone of the party.

As party gifts, guest received small pink bags filled with candy. The bags were adorned with a small “thank you” tag created by fellow HAP blogger, Katie, and fastened with a mini clothes pin.

Guests were greeted by a Happy Birthday banner when they entered the house. Pinwheels were also put on the front door and scattered throughout the house in glass vases filled with orange Jelly Bellies. The banner and pinwheels were created by the amazing shana from crossroads cottage.

For lunch we snacked on sun dried tomato pasta salad, spinach salad with strawberries, blueberries and walnuts, sliced apples with homemade caramel dip, tea sandwiches, hot dogs and brats. The food was labeled with lovely orange name tags and pink handmade pinwheels.

Guests sipped peach slush, pink lemonade and soda from pink cups decorated with a pink pinwheel sticker from Jack and Izzy.

For dessert we had a 2 tiered pink cake that was created by Aly from Sweetness by Alice. It not only looked amazing, but tasted out of this world! The bottom layer was vanilla cake with cookies and cream filling and the top layer was lemon cake with lemon and raspberry filling. Isla also had her very own cake to dig into!
All in all, Isla’s first birthday party was a success! She played, opened lots of wonderful gifts, ate tons of cake and then took a long nap!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow! So cute cute cute!

Living Eventfully said...

I was just looking at pinwheels for another party! so cute....

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

Super cute!!

birthday girl said...

i love this party idea- it's adorable!

Sherry said...

I love the party headband...great idea! Thanks Lo)

Elizabeth K said...

Kara, I got some great Ideas from this site. My daughters FIRST birthday is coming up in April, and we are having a garden party!!! I got a lot of great ideas online, but am looking for more, like- where did you find the solid color lanterns (found on a different party)... and ideas you have for this garden party would be much appreciated! Is there an e-mail address on here that I can contact you? Didn't see one. Happy party planning! :)

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