You’ve been seeing bits and pieces of this party for a while now…but here is the official “round-up” post of all the elements that went into Addy’s You Are My Sunshine First Birthday Party!
I am a little disappointed that I didn’t put more time/effort into taking photos at the party…I grabbed a few before guests started to arrive, but missed a few key elements…and I didn’t take many during the actual party. Boo. Oh well, live and learn, I suppose.
We hosted the party at my parents house (thanks, Mom & Dad!) because our townhouse is much too little for something like this. Plus, they have a great deck and backyard that is perfect for summer parties! (Didn’t get any good photos of the outside set-up, sorry!) We had a wading pool and sprinkler set up outside for the little ones – it was hot!
And here are my *mostly* “unoriginal” ideas, inspired by many photos on Pinterest, that comprised my baby girl’s You Are My Sunshine First Birthday Party!
Using my Silhouette, I made a “Happy Birthday” banner for above the food table.
Here’s a view of the food table (before it was full of food!):
I didn’t get a good shot of these at the party, but I made little hanging sunshines to tie to the chandelier above the food table.
I’m especially proud of the First Birthday Board I put together in Photoshop. We used it as part of a photo display (shrine?) of photos from Addy’s first year.
I had extra plastic tableclothes (yay for the dollar store), so I hung them over a door frame to make a little doorway swag.
Outside on the deck, I hung this simple scrapbook paper bunting with thumbtacks, and then hung paper lanterns on the thumbtacks.
Marigolds are the perfect flower for a sunshine themed party – and very easy centerpieces!
And fresh flowers are an easy and lovely idea for a centerpiece as well – of course, there had to be a sunflower!
I made a party hat, onesie, and tutu for Addy’s first birthday outfit.
She had her own little smash cake (baked in a medium-sized ramekin dish).
For everyone else, I made cupcake cones, and added cupcake toppers made out of washi tape, sunshines (cut with my Silhouette), and toothpicks.
I didn’t get a photo of how we used them at the party, but I cut out little sunshines with my Silhouette and taped them to crepe paper. My sister decorated the front porch with them.
I also didn’t get a photo of the drink table (which I am really bummed about!) but we had lemonade and cute little pink & turquoise chevron straws from Pick Your Plum.
All in all, it was a great party – we had lots of fun celebrating with good friends and family. (Click HERE for a recap of the actual party!) I can’t believe my baby girl is one year old!
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