This post is a collection of pictures, inspiration and vendors that helped make the party a success.
For the theme, we decided on a book party. We have a ton of toys and Mairin loves books, so it seemed like an obvious choice. I tweaked Martha Stewart's book baby shower clip art for a first birthday. You can download the shower clip art here.
The girls wore pink and green BabyGap to match the rest of the pink and green decor.
I settled on pink and green tissue pompons to mimic live carnations mixed with faux boxwood wreaths and topiaries. (I had purchased the boxwood from Ballard Designs several months ago for my Christmas decorations). I ordered three hundred carnations from Fabulous Florals and they were delivered the wednesday before the party.
See some additional pinspiration for the party here.
A very special thanks to:
Carol Deanda of Bella Photography and Deanda Photography for taking amazing pictures.
Kristine of Darling Baker Chicago for the gorgeous sweet table and desserts. (847) 322-3610
shopsweetlulu.com for festive party accoutrements and lightning-fast shipping.
fabulousflorals.com for selling beautiful wholesale carnations in small lots.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop for catering.
Mary Poppins and Grandma Freeman for wrapping books and pomping.
Have you ever gone overboard on a kids party? Did you have a special theme or exploit your DIY capabilities? Please post a comment and share your fuss with us.