It may be over a week late, but I am finally getting around to post pictures from AG’s first birthday party. The theme of her party was Cute as a Button. Of course I have Pinterest to thank for this idea.
This post is dedicated to all of the details.
The food, decorations and DIY projects.
I started working on this party when she was 8 months old.
I’m one of those people who see something and think to myself “I can do that!”
So instead of buying most of the things for her party, I made them.
I used my party printables to organize everything I wanted to do.
I picked a project a week and if I finished early, I did another one.
I surfed my Pinterest board to make sure everything I wanted to do for her party was done.
This was a day to celebrate our baby girl with all of our family and friends.
It was the last party we will throw at our house before we move.
Even though she will never remember it, I wanted it to be perfect.
Lets talk about the details, shall we?
Cupcake Toppers I designed them myself. Here is a tutorial I did a few years ago.
All of the cupcakes. We made red velvet and marble.
Marshmallow pops are a go to party dessert. They are so easy to make and are always a hit.
Especially with the kids.
I had an old coworker of mine make button cookies for the party.
This was a project I had no interest in tackling on my own!
Cake Smash Spot
I decorated her highchair with streamers and a banner I made.
Her Aunt Keri got her that cute bib and I made her the giant cupcake for her smash cake.
We ordered sandwiches, pizza rolls and popcorn chicken.
We also had chips, spinach dip, buffalo chicken dip and crackers.
For the kids we had crackers in individual cups, apple sauce and fruit snacks.
I bought bags from Target. I filled them with a bunch of little things, boys for the girls, trucks for the boys, bouncy balls, spin tops and much more.
I also attached a balloon to each bag so each child went home with a balloon.
AG’s birthday guest book is one of my favorite ideas for her party.
I designed a book for her on Shutterfly. I filled it with pictures throughout her first year.
I made sure to leave lots of black space on each page so that guests could sign her book and write her a note. I plan on doing this for every birthday.
Birthday display on and above our hutch.
I made the birthday banner, covered wood letters with buttons, and found this birthday printable.
I displayed her 0-3 and 3-6 month baby books for guest to look at.
And a sweet friend of mine helped with the button plates and hanging the table cloth for the background.
Another birthday display in the front room.
I wanted her invitation to be displayed at the party and found a cute oversized clip to hold it.
I bought a bunch of gumballs from Oriental Trading to fill up the vases I had in the room.
I also displayed my pregnancy book, AG’s 6-9 and 9-12 months books.
The dessert table.
Macaroons, cupcakes, cookie and brownies were the sweets for the day.
I made the cute as a button banner and hung her monthly pictures underneath.
I also made one of the first birthday stats posters.
I designed it in Photoshop and printed it for less than $2 at Office Depot.
A Year of Firsts poster I made.
Button frames I made using Ikea white frames and hot gluing buttons to it.
Juice boxes, soda, water, sangria and lemonade.
Whew that was a lot of pictures!
Come back tomorrow for more pictures of the birthday girl, cake, family and friends!
Kasey Sutgrey says
Wow, you did such an amazing job! I have started planning my daughter's first birthday and I got some great ides from ya! Can't wait for part two!
Love the guest book idea! I've also seen where guest sign the child's favorite book. Too cute.
OMG! SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love every single detail!!!!!
Kelli Herrington says
This is such a cute idea and love all the details you did a wonderful job and outdid yourself girl
So cute! love the theme. It was really creative to turn plates into buttons! Way to go Momma!
Everything looks amazing!
That's amazing – good work mama! Brady would love marshmallow pops – I'll have to remember that. 🙂
SUCH a cute theme and you did a great job with it! I love the color scheme!!
J and A says
WOW!!!! Party planner!! Looks amazing, you are seriously a pro! Such a cute theme too!!
You did an amazing job! This is adorable! Avery will surely appreciate this and I love the idea of a guest book for each party. You really made this special!
Mrs. S says
Leah! You are a pro! I'm doing vintage button theme for Reese's birthday. I'm so impressed with everything you did!!
Oh my gosh it is adorable! You did an awesome job!!!
Erin Shell ~ Living A Love Song says
This is easily the CUTEST birthday party I have ever seen! You did such a great job with every little detail.
Caley-Jade Rosenberg says
Wow! Well done mama – everything looked so awesome! Such a sweet theme and so much hard work and effort from you. Your little lady is going to look back one day and be so proud x
Emily Marie says
Absolutely Adorable! You sure didn't miss a detail…so FUN!!!
Mama, you did an awesome job on AG's party!! I love the theme and colors so much!
Everything looks so awesome, love all the detail you put into her party 🙂 The button straws, so adorable!
Brownie's World says
Very cute! My little man turns one this Saturday however his party will not be quite this decoration perfect. Totally admire your work!
The party details turned out sooooo cute. Great job. I love the idea of making a book and having the guests sign it. I might have to do that for Kendall
So much cuteness it's hard to pick a favorite element! Love all the pis of AG and those button straws are so stinkin cute!!
Where did you print the banners from?