Wednesday, September 28, 2016

First Birthday Party

I'm so excited to share the details of Eloise's Birthday. I wanted this day to be all about spending time with our loved ones and focusing on our little girl. We waited to open cards and gift so we could catch up with everybody since we don't visit WA very often. 

 We took a whirlwind trip, flying in Thursday night and back to CA on Sunday morning. We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on the actual day, and Eloise had her party on the actual day as well... so it was a pretty special weekend. There were over 300 photos from this day, so I'm only sharing a handful! It was the most beautiful day and a little over the top, but you only turn ONE once :)

4 generations // we do have 5 alive in our family, my great grandma couldn't make it :)

d e t a i l s

Cake: I used a white boxed cake, cooked in 2 round pans (we made 4, used 3 layers... or you can cut your rounds into 2) Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze over night. Take them out of the freezer 15 minute before frosting-- this helps the frosting spread and the cake crumbs don't fall off and spread. I used a frosting spreader for the outside of the cake (like this one) to create a smooth look. 

Pinwheels on the cupcakes: Etsy, shop them here

Eloise's flower headband: Fancy Free Finery on Etsy

Invitations: Aceti Design Co on Etsy-- highly recommend her for invitations. Amazing quality and easy to work with!

Flowers: local farmers market. Always check yours before purchasing from a florist.

Chalkboard Fact and the "1" chalk board: handwritten by me! And the board is from hobby lobby.

Balloons: Party City-- 3 foot gold "1" with white latex balloons.

Floral Inspiration: Rifle Paper Co (used their wrapping paper for box props) 

The cupcakes, the "E"arch, the little "watch me grow" fence, banners, and paper flowers were all made by our wonderful family. We really are so lucky to have such talented and willing people who made Eloise's day so perfect. It's not easy planning an event from states away, so I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for all the help in making my vision come true.


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