Monday, October 29, 2012

Look Whooo's One!

Before I even had Caroline, I always thought owl themed parties were sooooo cute. So, once I found out I was having a baby girl, in the fall, I knew I wanted to use this theme for her 1st birthday party! What's so crazy to me is that I think she kind of looks like a little wise old owl. She's got those beautiful big round eyes. I've been planning this adorable party for a while, and I was so pleased with how everything turned out! It was extra special because this was the first party we've ever had at our house! I've included pictures below of her special day! Enjoy!

I purchased this digital file invitation from etsy: here. I LOVED how it turned out! This is just an example. I didn't really want the whole world to know my address ;).

While I know that Owl's don't live in nests, I liked the idea of including stacked wreaths as a little rustic touch. I made the owl out of scrap book paper. This was the centerpiece of the main table for the party.

I LOVED the way the chandelier decor turned out! I got the idea off of pinterest. You can find my inspiration here. I made all of the pom poms you see (minus the lanterns) by reading this tutorial that I found on pinterest, also.

This was the main table! It included campfire food side items such as: different types of chips and dips and a smores trail mix. We also had a sliders bar (mini hamburger/cheeseburger bar) located in the kitchen with all the trimmings, but I forgot to take a picture :).

The lighting in these pictures aren't that great because of the window located behind the table. However, I'm glad to have them as a memory.

I found inspiration for the creation of this cute rustic tree here (you'll need to scroll down to see it). However, after looking around for dried burch wood branches I decided it would be cheaper to use a free branch that I found lying on the ground alongside the road! I was very satisfied with the way my FREE branches turned out!

 I made the banner using scrapbook paper. I also printed a few extra invitations and cut the owl out for a section of the banner! I love how it turned out. It says, "I am 1!" I got the idea from etsy.

Here's the link.

The polka dot balloons came from Party City. I got them blown up a Publix.

I LOVE how the cake turned out! Meme got it for us from Oh Goodies Cake and Cookies! She did a terrific job. I gave her this picture that I found on pinterest and I think she exceeded my expectation and made it look even cuter! How that is even possible, I don't know??

Baby girl LOVED how everything turned out too! Thank you to all our friends and family who made this a very memorable day! We love all of you!

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