Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pretty In Pink 1st Birthday Party

What is it about the color PINK….I am definitely a girl who loves it! Maybe it’s because I have ALL boys and need some femininity in my life! This PRETTY IN PINK 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Jamielyn Nye of I {heart} Nap Time.

Jamielyn said-- "I knew I wanted to go over the top with my daughter’s first Birthday party. This was my first party that I’ve styled and I had so much fun creating the party decor. The theme I went with was ‘Pretty in Pink.’

My daughter Emmalyn is just about as girly as they come and she LOVES pink. She enjoys trying on my pearls and her bows, so I wanted to tie that into the theme as well. I love to create decor on a budget so I found a lot of the decor pieces from Goodwill and upcycled them with pink spray paint.

{photography done by Momentology Photography}

My favorite upcycle was an old rusty chandelier I found for $5. I turned it into a beautiful pink cake stand trimmed with pearls. It completed the whole dessert table! You can find the tutorial here.

I also turned an old nightstand I found for $2 into a ‘Pretty in Pink’ candy station. I converted some dollar store glass vases by pouring pink paint inside and swirling it around. Then I filled them with fresh pink flowers to add to the dessert table. You can find both of those tutorials here. I created polka dot favor bags with ribbon and a thank you tag that they could fill with candy. At the candy station we had pink gumballs, sixlets, rock candy, gummy bears, suckers and bubble gum sticks.

I also spray painted a bunch of cute funky frames with pink spray paint to display Emmalyn’s photos from her first Birthdays shoot.

For the party we served pink lemonade, club wraps, chicken croissant sandwiches, chips, veggies, fruit and strawberry dip. I poured the pink lemonade in mason jars topped with citrus flower lids and pink striped straws. I wrapped each jar with ribbon, lace and twine securing it with glue dots. See the mason jar cups tutorial here.

The dessert bar was the best part! For the backdrop I hung up ruffle fabric with mounting tape and hung pommette’s in the center. I draped the tables with pink fabric and hung the ribbon banner across the front.

We had vanilla cake with strawberry filling, red velvet cake pops, royal icing cookies and strawberry cupcakes.

For the party we rented a princess bounce house and the kids had a ball jumping while the parents chatted and ate lots of cookies! The kids also had fun tossing balloons and blowing bubbles. Of course the best entertainment of all was watching our sweet girl dig into her first Birthday cake. We all snapped pictures with the Birthday queen and she just kept eating away.

I couldn’t have done this party with out the support from my wonderful family and fabulous vendors. THANK YOU!!"

Vendor Credits/Links:

-Studio Photography: Momentology Photography
-Styling and Photography: I {heart} Nap Time
-Cake, Cookies and Cake Pops: Sugar Deams AZ
-Invitations, Banner, Food Labels, Water Bottle Labels: Chickabug
-Ribbon Banner: A to Zebra Celebrations
-Pom’s and Pommette’s: Pom Flair
-Chandelier Cake Stand: I {heart} Nap Time
-Straws, Favor Bags: Cakes and Kids Too
-Bounce House: AZ Bounce House
-Mason Jars lids: We Love Citrus
-Funky Frames: Cut It Out
-Pink Candy: Oh Nuts!
-Pink Tutu and Party Hat: I {heart} Nap Time
-Ribbon: The Ribbon Retreat
-Ruffle Fabric Backdrop: Ruffle Fabric


Jacqueline said...

Everything looks amazing...I especially LOVE that pretty.

A-H said...

What a beautyfull birthday-table :) wow...

Lucky girl, and guests:)

Unknown said...

I love pink it's my favorite and I love how Jamielyn did this party!

Anonymous said...

How perfect is this! I am having a precious and pink party on Friday and needed a few more ideas! Thank you so much. Very adorable!

The Paper Plume said...

So pretty! And I agree, that cake is amazing!

by Anna Adams said...

So cute and so adorable !!!!

The Lautaha's said...

I love this party! So amazing...and so creative! I love her DIY projects!

Mandy said...

What a beautiful party!!! I have 2 boys so I don't get to have "pink" parties. I love this blog!!!

I {heart} Nap Time said...

Ahh! Was so excited to see this today! Thank you SO much for the feature! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! So cute!

Michelle said...

LOVE this!! Absolutely GORGEOUS party! What a lucky little girl! :)

Blog Design by April Showers