Archive for April 5, 2012
We had SUCH a blast at Alice’s 1st birthday party. And I had a great time planning and executing it!
Some people gripe about “over the top” children’s birthday parties. You know what? Maybe having a theme with lots of special touches and a food truck counts as over the top, but whatever – this was a celebration of so many things. This was about Alice’s birthday, us surviving pregnancy and then a year of parenthood, our marriage surviving pregnancy and a year of parenthood, and our family and friends making it through those things with us. If those aren’t good enough reasons to celebrate, I don’t know what would be. And planning is TOTALLY my favorite hobby. Why shouldn’t I take the opportunity to indulge in it? I think everyone had a good time – I know I did!
First up, the fabulous vendors:
- Photographer: Red Bridge Photography
- Lunch: OnlyBurger food truck
- Invites: Paiges of Style
- Cake: Edible Art
- Cake pops: The Cake Pop Shop
Red Bridge did our Christmas photos, and OnlyBurger’s brick and mortar location was the first place we took Alice other than the doctor’s office. Both are very special to us! Now Edible Art and the Cake Pop Shop are special to us too. Both provided excellent products at a very reasonable price.
Now! On to the pictures! First up, let’s set the stage. The theme was hot air balloons, and here’s what the invite looked like:
This post focuses on what was going on outside. The front porch featured tissue paper hot air balloons, rainbow bunting, and a DIY balloon wreath. Then, of course, there were balloons on the mailbox and the OnlyBurger truck.