First birthday details!

5/17/2016



^ print hobby lobby^ 
^DIY cupcake toppers^

^we had a popcorn bar!^



^drinks, fresh lemonade,coffee water & pop ^  or soda haha

& of course the birthday girl! outfit here



get ready cause this is a long one. ;) 

over the weekend we had Avas first birthday party! I have been so stressed out planning this for around two months now. getting things here and there and ideas popping into my head & tons of inspiration from pinterest! i decided to stick with a theme & thats honestly what made the last few weeks planning such a breeze. If you know me im a pinterest addict. no seriously ha ha i could sit on there all day and pin so most of my ideas came from there but also a lot were heart felt with special touches. 

Ava loves the song twinkle twinkle little star & i would sing it to her all of the time when she was fussy or supper tired and it did the trick every time ;) so we decided to mix in some twinkle twinkle little star pieces here and there. I wanted a pink/ gold theme so we stuck with it & went from there. for food we wanted to keep it reaaallly simple the last thing i wanted to do is run around making sure all the food was kept warm/ ready/ to be served & after decorating & chasing my now one year old around it just wasnt what i wanted to do on her party i wanted to focus on her! 


food-
we ordered pizza, hubby baked all of the cupcakes and i decorated them
( we did chocolate & vanilla with strawberry fluff frosting & vanilla cream cheese frosting with sprinkles. in case you were wondering. #allstoreboughtmommaintgottimetomakeitfromscratch ;)

& I also did the same thing for Ava's cake until moments after i frosted it & piped it using a star tip for all the cupcakes & cake & used this idea for reference. it fell apart slightly. haha my luck!

I love that we did a popcorn bar! I got a popcorn maker for christmas one year and i love it! so we had that on hand we just added some simple toppings and i found the cutest popcorn bags at the dollar store! they also acted as favors since there were mostly adults.

Drinks-
again kept things simple with bottled water, fresh lemonade, & coffee. we also had pop/soda


Decor-

DIY tassel garland here (forgot to snap a pic! but i strung it along the stair case & hung pictures from it.

burlap banner ( had) also used small close pins to add her monthly pics

Flower A- DIY (also had, made it for her nursery!) see nursery post here

Flower Puffs- we hung in each corner to give everything a nice balance these were already in her room & they are from hobby lobby

Ava is One- lettering I thrifted! brand new from target!!

cupcake toppers- gold star stickers found in the scrapbook isle walmart! I hot glued them to toothpicks! i love how they turned out! see this for inspo!

we also used paper doilies to display the cupcakes with shabby chic plates


XO

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