Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lovebug's 1st Birthday Party! {Part I}

I've been so excited to show y'all the lovely pictures of our sweet Lovebug's 1st Birthday! There's so much to share, that I think I'll break it down into a few posts... Mmkay?

First we'll start with all that crazy preparation in the days leading up to the party... I LIVE for this stuff, so of course I was super excited to get started on all the DIY goodness. I knew I wanted to incorporate lots of vintage linens, flowers, my collection of blue mason jars, and of COURSE, bunting. I also had a dream cake in mind, and wanted a brunch! Since we just moved into our new house, we have yet to add a dining table to the dining room, leaving a really large room that flows into an open area toward the kitchen. This left plenty of space for a large food table, drink bar, and 4 card tables. We rented the chairs from a local vendor for 75c a piece. We also used the breakfast table, and counter with bar stools for more seating.

All the vintage linenes are from THIS shop. She's so sweet and helpful! The LOVELY photos were taken by April @ Freeland Photography! We love them... so easy to work with and they take great pictures!

I searched all over for cheap frames, and ended up catching two of Hobby Lobby's 50% off sales... score! I spray painted them and used all of Lovebug's weekly picture collages, with no glass... making the frames even cheaper! The drink bar is our dresser-turned-entertainment cabinet found HERE. I bought/borrowed all the mason jars and wrapped them in twine that I bought HERE, along with the adorable striped straws! More about the drinks in the next post!

The cake design was based on one I'd pinned HERE. I made the paper bunting by punching out circles from scrapbook paper and the folding them over a piece of twine. I just used 2 straws and a piece of extra bunting for the topper. The actual cake was baked and iced by someone locally, and I was so pleased with her work! The bottom two layers are actually false, since we only needed the top as a "smash cake" for Lovebug! Those adorable pictures will be in the next post!

For the centerpieces of each table, I used my collection of vintage blue Ball mason jars (LOVE them) My sister and I bought the roses at Trader Joe's the day before the party- they were only $5/bouquet! I also used Anthropologie fruit baskets I already had, lined with parchment paper and filled with fresh berries. The table linens are also from HERE. I simply cut and hemmed the vintage sheets to fit the tables I borrowed.

That's it for the decor! Next I'll share the yummy food! Then I'll share the photos of our sweet girl on her special day! The cake pictures are pretty darn cute if I say so myself!


P. S. I'm linking up to the parties on my sidebar!


  1. Oh! That pastel bunting and painted frames are just adorbs! I want that party for me! If you get a sec I would be jazzed if you stopped by and linked up at my party {Get Schooled Saturday} going on right now!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

  2. What a cute, cute, cute party!! Love everything about it!