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This was my daughter, Tulip's, first birthday party. Since Pintrest came into my life, I have discovered a love of making all kinds of DIY projects! I came across a lot of different kinds of vintage-y decor that I took bits and pieces from and made my own party decor. I loved it! I must say, I'm quiet proud of it, considering it was the first party I ever threw that didn't involve me buying all the decor and supplies at a party store. I made EVERYTHING! The pinwheels, dessert stands and all the dessert on them from scratch, banners, tissue paper balls, cake topper and little tissue paper cupcake toppers, treat bags, I even made the pinata from a cardboard box and an obscene amount of tissue paper squares! Well, my husband constructed the pinata and I decorated the crap outta it anyway. Hope you enjoy!

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Party Highlights

  • Dessert

    A variety of homemade, from scratch treats. Birthday cake was strawberry with lemon buttercream, mini banana cream and chocolate cream pies, mini lemon cakes (great grandmas recipe), jello cookies, homemade strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting.

  • Party Favors

    I made the treat bags from brown lunch bags, glued on some doilies and little tissue paper flowers I made.

  • Activities / Games

    Pinata

  • Best Moment

    Tulip eating her cake.

  • Funniest Moment

    Tulip eating her cake.

  • Most Touching Moment

    When Tulip woke up the day of the party and was excited to see all the decorations:)

  • Best Dressed

    Tulip in her custom lace romper and headband courtesy of RuffledLaceBoutique on Etsy.com. Thank you Aubrey! It was precious:)

  • Budget

    About $250 including food and the birthday girls party attire.

  • What People Ate

    Nacho bar.

  • What People Drank

    Strawberry lemonade and ice water.

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