My oldest daughter was our only daughter for 4 and a half years before her little sister came along. When I had birthday parties for her I went all out – planning weeks and sometimes a couple of months in advance. I loved getting all the details in place and creating a fun party. Daughter number 2 had a few parties with all the details and daughter number 3 had a couple – well, maybe one! Somehow my stamina for getting all those fun details together waned as I got busier and had more kids to take care of.
This past weekend I was privileged to help out a friend who was putting together a fun, detailed birthday party for her little 1-year-old. My friend had all the details and crafty fun made, the decor items gathered, and she just wanted a bit of help getting it all set up. I was delighted to help out – and I took my camera so I could share!!
Some of the inspiration for Lila’s party, her Mom found here. The ribbon and burlap garland on the china cupboard came from an idea on Pinterest. Angie borrowed some sheep and a few other things from friends, made the darling pom-poms with the help of her girls, made some adorable yarn balls, and used stamped tags for place cards.
Burlap runner on top of a ruffled muslin runner with a doily and jute twine garland tucked in made for fun layers and texture.
Isn’t that garland just so cute and fun?! And I love it on that beautiful china hutch. Did you notice the adorable felt sheep?
Angie’s dining room is so lovely and was so much fun to help decorate with all the great, fun stuff she had crafted.
Somehow I managed to take only one photo of the cake! I still can’t believe I did that – I usually take about 50 more of each thing than I really need too! This one has quite a bit of ‘noise’ going on since I cropped the photo above to bring the cake in closer. Still shows you how cute that cake is though!
And here she is! The birthday girl herself! Isn’t she adorable? I get to hold this little gal in church when her Daddy plays his guitar with the worship team. Her big brother still likes to be held too so I take Lila so Mommy can hold him! I think it works out just great.
I’m so proud of Angie for making Lila’s birthday party so detailed, cute and fun. Child number 5 and she made sure to make her first birthday memorable. Love it. Her other 3 girls had fun helping with all the crafty stuff too. Not sure if big brother helped with that or not 🙂
She will soon be walking!
I think she gets an A+ for this party don’t you?
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