We celebrated my baby girl's first birthday last weekend. To say I had fun planning and executing my daughter's ballerina/Swan Lake birthday party would be an understatement. I loved it! It was such a fun theme for a little girl who loves to dance. For the playful theme I used different shades of pink with white and gold accents. I made the majority of the decorations and used items from her bedroom to add special touches and save on cost.
I hope you enjoy the pictures below as they highlight some of the details from her first birthday.
The venue has a beautiful lake in front of it, so I thought it would be fun to add a 6 foot swan to the lake to greet guests as they walked up. Six foot swan, why not?
My wonderful mother whipped together the above tutu garland with some tulle to greet guests as they entered the party.
I created a fan and tutu backdrop behind the food table to add a focal point that wasn't in the way of the food. Chelsea with Two Twenty One has a great tutorial for a fan wall.
I will feature the tutu balls in a tutorial on the blog soon.
Aside from the good company, my favorite part of the celebration was the desserts. Rebecka with Sweet Alyse Bakery did an incredible job with the smash cake, cookies, and cupcakes. I gave her minimal direction, and she delivered a stellar product. Not only were they perfect for the theme, but they were scrumptious. You can see more of the desserts in detail below.
A first birthday isn't complete without a monthly picture wall garland. I love watching my baby grow. I kept my son's garland up in our house for over a year.
To add extra interest, I pulled items from my daughter's bedroom that worked with the theme like her curtains and tutus.
As an event planner this party was so fun to create, because I knew my daughter would enjoy it regardless of how everything turned out. In the end it turned out to be a wonderful celebration with our friends and family. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us.
Baker: Sweet Alyse Bakery
Confetti Balloons: Yugucu
Number 1 Balloon: Magnolia Bloom Btq
Ballerina Garland: Meri Meri Party Garlands
Paper Fans: Hobby Lobby
Large Inflatable Swan: Wal Mart
Linens: Borrowed from my mother-in-law
Serving Trays: Borrowed from my mother-in-law and mother