This precious GENDER NEUTRAL SPRING SOIREE FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Belinda Blackwood of Littlechair.
I love the simplicity and all of the delicate components of this party! It has so many sweet ideas that would be perfect for both boy and girl parties, as well as baby and bridal showers. A few of my favorite elements of this gender neutral spring soiree are:
The mini ribbon banner cake topper
The painted wooden spoon and water balloon activity
This is what Belinda said about planning the party- “When we shared our news of a new baby due to arrive in September with our 2 children aged 6 and 3, there was much discussion about what ‘Season’ this baby would be born in! It was decided that we should put flowers into the garden to welcome our baby in spring…and so in April we lovingly placed Freesia bulbs deep into the ground around our home. During the weeks that led to Baby’s arrival we noticed with much excitement one by one the freesias start to appear randomly in our garden beds. Each Beautiful Freesia seemed to take us another step closer to our baby’s arrival and we all welcomed the distraction while we waited.
Our Baby Boy arrived on a beautiful spring day in September last year, and as I walked to the car on the way to the hospital I could smell freesias in the air, and see the cheerful dots of color throughout our garden beds. Of course our 2 excited children greeted us in hospital after baby’s arrival bearing a beautiful bunch of hand-picked Freesias which sat in a vase beside our bed for our stay.
I did not remove the bulbs from the garden after they had flowered as ‘they’ say you are supposed to do….and to our surprise, one by one our Freesias have flowered again this spring…just in time for our Baby Boys first birthday.
We decided on a “Spring theme” for Ned’s 1st Birthday Celebration using bright yellow and orange to complement the freesia’s we had in our garden. We set up the party table in our nearby “parklands” and enjoyed a morning of fun with close family and friends.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Jute Twine Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Honeycomb Flowers Tissue Balls Balloons Milk Bottles
This WOODLAND GARDEN BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Natalia Gerolamo of Laços e Açúcar from Brazil. I love that woodland owls are combined with ladybugs and worms to create a unique garden in this party! So many cute ideas!
Here are some of the best parts:
The owl shaped chocolates
The lollipop flower pots with ladybugs on the “stems”
Here’s what Natalia said about planning the party- “Nina is a very happy and dynamic girl. For this reason, her mother wanted to have a garden theme for Nina’s party, but with a lot of colors. There was turquoise, pink and red! Also, she wanted to add owls into the garden to give it more personality, hence the woodland garden.
After that, we decided to develop the party by decorating the different desserts to look like animals in Nina’s Garden. We had honey chocolate cakes designed as Ladybugs and chocolate truffles as Bird Nests+Baby Birds. The sweet apples were made out of chocolate and topped with a little worm. They looked like real apples! There were also owls made out of chocolate and coconut flesh shaped like flowers. We used cake stands with bird and flower details to display some of the different desserts. Every single detail came together create the wealth and beauty of a real woodland garden.”
Cake: Maria Iraildes
Sweets: Docices and Alessandra Tonisi
Macarrons: Le Petit Nicolas
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Glass Jars with Corks Ribbon Cupcake Liners Wooden Craft Sticks Apothecary Jars
This 90TH BIRTHDAY COLORFUL GARDEN PARTY was submitted by Kenna O’Brien of Miss Party Mom. What a lovely celebration celebrating something so special! You can tell that Kenna loves her husband’s grandmother very much!
Here is what Kenna had to say about planning the party- “This party was for my husband’s sweet Grandmother, Roberta who turned 90 this Summer. My mother-in-law envisioned lots of bright floral garden-style decor mixed with a pool side feel, so I did just that. We rented the pool deck at the Historic Santa Maria Inn in Santa Maria, CA and I was assisted by their Event Coordinator, Stephanie Purple, with set up. This party was incredibly fun to shop for with all of the great colors and girly touches. I really wanted to create something with a “90″ in it to honor such a special age so I crafted (from muffin size cupcake tins) one to be the main table centerpiece. I ombred it pink with spray paint and the entire thing cost me $8 and took about an hour from start to finish. My friend Hannah Henry and I worked on the branches that surrounded it, they are made of of scrapbook paper, cut in to leaves with floral wire sandwiched in between them. This was tedious but costs next to nothing if you have even just small scraps of scrapbook paper lying around!
The graphics really made the table pop, from the pennants to the cupcake picks, Jodi Broglio of Jolio Design really helped me tie it all together with the perfect party package of graphics.
Other special details from the party included our Family Tree table which had photos of Roberta through the years- as well as her family. They were displayed in antique looking brightly spray painted frames and our version of a guest book (frame matting for a future party photo) was also on the table to be signed.
Hannah & I made flower and “90″ shaped sugar cookies for the party favors, I handmade the cake pops and Gina’s Piece of Cake in the Santa Maria Mall did the center cake and all of the cupcakes.”
Vendors and Credits:
Venue- Historic Santa Maria Inn in Santa Maria, CA
Photography- Jennifer McGinn Photography
Party Styling- Miss Party Mom
Cupcakes & Cake- Gina’s Piece of Cake Graphics- Jolio Design
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Polka Dot Balloons Paper Straws Clear Cellophane Bags Ribbon Apothecary Jars Paper Plates, Napkins, Plastic Utensils Tissue Paper Pom Poms
This FAIRY & BUTTERFLY FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Roberta Ferras of Studio Decor Eventos is absolutely gorgeous! Wow, just look at the details! Everything is simply divine.
Roberta said this about planning the party- “This was Julia´s first birthday. The theme was Fairies and Butterflies and was chosen by her mommy who asked us to create a magical and unforgettable party for her daughter!”
Vendors and Credits:
Decor and Organization- Studio Decor Eventos
Photography- Adriana Goes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Ribbon Cupcake Liners