We celebrated our daughter's 1st birthday with an apple theme because she is the apple of our eye. I had a custom built apple tree & a DIY caramel apple bar. We also had wonderful food, crafts, a movie,& 4 different kinds of cake. All of the decorations were diy, even the wish tree I cut down myself. We had so much fun! What a year it has been.
the birthday girl & her big sister were the best dressed in matching buffalo check skirts and apple shirts with big green bows. most of our family knew the color scheme was brown and red & they tried to coordinate accordingly.
4 kinds of homemade cake, melt away cookies, apple cookies on a stick from cookies by design
Activities / Games
a kids craft table with apple jack necklace making, coloring pictures of apples, watching the smurfs (because they go to NYC aka the big apple) and playing on the little slide under the custom built apple tree
$300. This included the food & all.
a DIY caramel apple bar
when big sister masyn helped feed amykate her smash cake
What People Ate
carrots + ranch, chicken salad on croissants, deviled eggs, mac & cheese in cupcake liners.
What People Drank
coffee with different flavored creamers, sweetened and unsweetened tea, water
i searched for paper straws on etsy & she was such a joy to work with. http://www.etsy.com/listing/99349511/25-red-striped-paper-straws?ref=sr_gallery_2&sref=sr_929de4d5462fd67d2e523121f448535d1a04f8058f548be67d8ea6ef4f04aa69_1338175138_14232366_straw&ga_search_query=red+paper+striped+straws&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_ty
cookies by design
The cookies were $7 each. We were able to freeze the leftovers and they will be good for about a monthhttp://cookiesbydesign.com
the crescent cafe
I LOVE renting this banquet room. It is $40 & you have the option to have them cater, order from their menu, or bring in your own food. If you let them provide the food, the $40 is waived. It's HUGE. Plenty of natural light, tables, chairs, and room to move. I just can't say enough great things about this placehttp://thecrescentcafe.blogspot.com
I have detailed info on my blog about all of the decor. I made it myself- even the printables. If you have any questions about this party, please feel free to leave me a comment on my blog and I will get back to you shortly.http://twopinktutus.blogspot.com