We chose a Barbie themed birthday for our little one year old. She has a vintage/shabby chic themed room with 2 Robert Best barbie prints. The idea was to create something girly and sweet by using shabby chic decorations, while still having it feel fun and Barbie-ish. Guests came in and could take photos in the photo booth while listening to French music. Then could grab some sweets from the dessert table. And look at the memorabilia on the walls and in the scrapbooks that were laid out. Then travel to the backyard to eat some French themed food. Kids could meet Barbie (my sis in law dressed up) and do some activities. We did the whole cake thing- she cried the whole time. Too tired. Opened presents! She perked back up for that. :) And then sent guests home with some sweets! Fun day.
The birthday girl of course :)
French Macaroons, Meringues, Chocolate covered marshmallows, Rose cupcakes, Ice cream cone cupcakes, cream puffs & cake.
Activities / Games
Kids interacted with Barbie. Danced. Played with Pom Pom wands. Colored paper doll cutouts.
Adults: Barbie containers filled with pink candy (Sixlets). Taffy. Kids: Handmade hairbows/bowties. Bubbles.
Singing happy birthday! A room filled with people who love her. It was in that moment I realized my little baby was really turning 1!
What People Ate
French themed food: Croissant sandwiches, grapes, cheese, mini quiches, fruit kabobs, veggie kabobs, pasta & salad. Kids had high heel shoe and dress cut out sandwiches (cheese & cream cheese/jelly) with snacks (goldfish, puffs & cookies)
What People Drank
Pink lemonade and water.
Most Touching Moment
Watching her take pictures with all of her grandparents & great-grandparents- what a lucky girl!
Placing her in the highchair to watch her dive into her cake. Everyone was in suspense waiting for a really cute moment to happen. And nothing. Just cries. Couldn't help but just laugh and get her out of the highchair.