Party Recap

We had an amazing time celebrating our little man's first birthday! I found some great material and created his tie and his sister's dress. I designed the party around those colors and all of his favorite things.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Little man of course....everyone loved his tie made by mommy. Second best was his sissy of course in her custom dress from HootyCutie Designs (www.hootycutiedesigns.blogspot.com) made especially to match her brother.

  • Desserts

    The cake was vanilla with buttercream icing and made by Marilyn Gingrich our go to cake lady here in Tallahassee. She matched the cake to the invitation.

  • Activities / Games

    The kids enjoyed our beautiful spring weather and played on our playground in the backyard

  • Budget

    we were definitely on a shoestring budget I made all the food, decorations & invitations. You can read about it on my blog...www.simplysprout.blogspot.com..... you don't have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful party.

  • Party Favors

    The party favors were our little man's favorites Nila wafers that were iced with polka dots, number 1's and the letter C (for our little man Callen)

  • Best Moment

    Watching our little man eat his cake....helped by his big sissy of course!

  • What People Ate

    Everyone snacked on our little man's favorite treats....cheerios, nila wafers, chocolate covered mandarin oranges, fresh strawberries and fruit dip, fresh squash, zucchini, cucumbers and dip.

  • What People Drank

    We had fresh lemonade and some colorful fruit drinks for the kids.

  • Most Touching Moment

    The kiss shared between our daughter and son.

  • Funniest Moment

    Watching him play with his party hat, custom made by Julia at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BowsAndHolders


Party Helpers



  • Maisa R

    Maisa R wrote:

    This is a GREAT 1st Birthday party! I love all the details. So inspiring! ? Thank you for sharing!

  • Marcy G

    Marcy G wrote:

    Thank you :) It was a fun party to throw :)

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    Missy M wrote:

    I love every bit of this party!! I actually found the polka dot print smash cake outfit and have been looking for party decor to match ever since! I would love to talk with you about a few things like the water bottle labels and where you found the fabric! Thanks in advance! -missy

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    Christa P wrote:

    Hi, love love love his party hat! Where can I find one? The polka dots are so cute! I'd love to know where you found it, thanks!!! Christa

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