We celebrated Lizzy’s 1st birthday this past weekend, but today is her actual birthday. Cue the tears. Ok, I’m not typically that emotional (*hubs laughing in the background) so we’ll skip all the sentimental crap and cut to the party. We kept it pretty small, with close family, and the decorations were fairly simple and casual, nothing over the top. Lizzy had a blast and if you know Zoey, well, she’s always thrilled to be surrounded by people and soaking up the attention.
I try not to go full out ‘themey’ (technical term) with parties, but I do like to have something in mind to provide as guidance during the planning stages. For Lizzy’s party we chose polka dots and a pink and gold color scheme. So girly. So fun.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen this sneak peak at the table setting. A simple yellow and bamboo serving tray to corral a few smaller pieces. I threw together this flower arrangement using the cheapy flowers at Kroger. Did you know they sell billy buttons now?? Heck yes.
We really aren’t the kind to prepare huge meals for company, so we kept it stress free with a few pizzas and geared our attention towards making the sweets extra fun! My mom gave us the Babycakes cake pop maker for Christmas last year and I finally got the opportunity to fire it up. I was super intimidated by all the adorable cake pops floating around Pinterest, but it was so incredibly easy. And I learned quickly, if all else fails, cover it in sprinkles.
We also sported these sprinkle dipped pretzels at Zoey’s 1st birthday, so it was only fitting to have them again for Lizzy. They’re always a crowd pleaser.
I made a polka dot string banner for above the dining room bench seat, the heart of the party display. The dots are double sided, made with a circle punch, double sided tape, and scrapbook paper. Again, really easy stuff here, but the pink and gold glitter paper was so adorable and worth the effort!
The last little project we whipped up were some polka dot confetti balloons, following this tutorial. I’d be surprised if this was the last time we used these at birthday parties! So cute!
The party was definitely a success
Today, we’re both taking the day from anything work related and we’ve planned a few small things to make the day extra special for our little girl!