Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cupcake Princess First Birthday!

We recently celebrated my niece's first birthday and my sister was ready to do it up big! This being her last kid and only girl, meant lots of pink and frill. We decided to go with AndersRuff for the printables and chose their cupcake theme. You can find it here: http://shop.andersruff.com/cupcakes-paisley-birthday-party-printables?filter_name=paisley%20cupcake
Parties are best told in the pictures which you can see below. After the pictures you will see the vendor list but prior to that a few details to share.
We had a bounce house, cupcake decorating and apron decorating stations for the kids (ages 1-10). These activities seemed to keep them quite happy. And a taco guy and booze for the adults which kept us VERY happy. We used chalkboard signs to get people from the front door to the backyard. The photo booth was created for the smash cake session and was a total hit. Everyone loved watching the birthday girl get into her cake and she was not shy. We also had a lasting gift for the birthday girl - cards attendees could fill out giving her advice that she would open on her 18th birthday.
 Birthday girl!
 Birthday girl with her Auntie! Frames in photo booths are my absolute favorite!
 Above you can see the photo booth and the cupcake decorating station.

 Close-up of the decorating station.
 Wouldn't be a proper party post without a shot of my own baby!
 Decorating result. This was one of many.
 Kids refreshment center near the bounce house.
Apron decorating. The girls really spent the most time here!
A first birthday is not complete without a ton of pictures showing the growth. We had lots of fun picture banners throughout the party.

The focal table outside. I had to create the patterned ONE. It now hangs out in the birthday girls room.
Directional signs.
Smash cake set-up. So much pink!

Front door set-up.
Baby girl with her Mom and Dad!

A view into the chaos of the party.
The first taste.
The brothers getting into the action.

Smash Cake Success.

Party Styling: Ashley Depp/Crafty Mama www.craftynotartsy.blogspot.com
Party Printables: AndersRuff
Cupcake boxes: Nashville Wraps
Beach Balls, Aprons, Inflatable 1s: Oriental Trading Company
Pre-wrapped letters: Paper Source
Pink/Blue Martini Glasses: Target $1 center