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Cupcake Themed First Birthday Party

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Is there a theme going on around here?  Like I said yesterday, cupcakes everywhere! This party has plenty of cupcakes and they were sooo good, if I do say so myself (since I baked them) :-).  I am getting ready to work on my daughter's 8th birthday party, who I can't believe is turning eight already, and came across these pictures from her sister's 1st birthday party last September. I've always enjoyed having parties and preparing for them. I love all of the little details. But this party is the one that really started it all for me.  I was, and still am, so inspired by all of the creativity out there on the web. It gets me very excited and I want to be a part of it. I discovered party printables when I was preparing for this party and hope to open my own etsy shop soon. I want to help people make their parties and events pretty. So, if you have an event coming up, I would be more than happy to help.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed setting up the party. Come back for more parties in the next few days.

This was the invitation.  I found the paper when browsing in a paper store and knew that I wanted to have that as my baby's first birthday invitation.  The paper came blank and I printed the details on it and added some glitter to the top.  The pink and white polka dot bow came with the pack and there was a slit cut into the paper to tie it to.

The welcome sign was placed at the entranceway and next to it I placed a cardholder with pictures from our baby's first year. It's fun to see the changes throughout the year.  I can hardly believe she was ever so small.

The banner was hung at the doorway to our dining room where the food table was set up. As always when I have a party, there was plenty of food to enjoy.  I am always worried that there won't be enough to eat.

Instead of a cake, I decided to have cupcakes and made my own cupcake stand to display them. It was very easy.  I simply wrapped cardboard boxes that I had in my recycling bin in wrapping paper and decorated it with ribbon.  I found the cute signs and cupcake toppers on this etsy shop, printed them out, and voila!...a pretty display.  The large cupcake at the top was for the birthday girl to enjoy.  She carefully ripped it to shreds while tasting little bits of it. It was so fun to watch!

And speaking of the birthday girl, here she is.  She had a homemade tutu and enjoyed her party very much!
Vendor Credits:
Cupcake Invitation Paper - Stevie Streck Designs, Inc.
Party Printables - Party So Perfect

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