Classic First Birthday Party

Well, hello there! It has been awhile since you have heard from me but I’m back and recommitting to my blog. Think I will catch you up to speed on some of the fun we had in 2015! We celebrated Harlowes first birthday- what a milestone! I have now experienced first-hand the emotions and tremendous joy that comes along with celebrating the first twelve months with your little one.


Here are some of the details of our celebration

We opted for a intimate family affair, 17 guests.

We held the party mid-afternoon, offering a simple menu of birthday cake and a few special sweets. This is also keeps your party within a reasonable budget.


Invitations set the tone for the event with baby blue stripes, a script font and our sweet boys silhouette. All tied together with a thin satin ribbon.

Party Theme? Soft blue and yellow color palette kept the event sweet and “baby”–celebrating his first 12 months of life.


I thoroughly enjoyed hand-crafting pom poms for party hats Lolly and I made.

Guests enjoyed a soft blue ruffled cake in key lime almond flavor (the same flavor that was served at our wedding nearly 10 years prior). To avoid sugar, we opted to skip the “smash cake” and Harlowe was tickled to eat watermelon.
Garden chairs and floor-length table linens created a clean palette for styling this event. Oversized white balloons also filled the celebration space with white. I used wide satin ribbons to tie them to the back of chairs.


Sigh… it’s nearly time to plan a second birthday party. As they say, they grow up too fast!