Austin’s 1st Birthday (At Home) Party!

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It’s time for another big reveal! Yes, Austin had 2 parties for his 1st birthday. One in California and one at home. And I officially want party planning to be my job, I kid, maybe. For this party, I wanted the colors to be bright and fun. They ended up being really similar to his nursery actually, but I guess I am just drawn to grey, green, blue, yellow, orange, chevron and polka dots, haha! We had some of our closest friends come over for a day of food, drinks, and fun! Austin had fun playing with the other kids and eventually warmed up to a few people to let them hold him (still has a bit of stranger anxiety). I spent a lot of time prepping for this event and I just love how it turned out. I had some help from friends and local shops as well. I had a lot of fun with all DIY that went in to it too, especially Austin’s matching bowtie with Daddy’s tie that I made, the wannabe Sonic Cherry Limeade I made, and Marvin’s homemade beer!









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 Last 4 photos taken by Bokeh Story Photos

***Party Details***
Custom DIY Design Package: MayDetails
Memory Board: Dohl Posters and More
White Tableware + Mason Jars: Emmy Ray Designs
Cake Stand: Target
Drink Dispensers: Borrowed from my friend Amy
Flowers: Michael’s
Balloons and Tablecloth: Party City
Paper Straws: Shoppe 3130
Pom Poms: DIY by my Mom
Cake: Sew Baked
Cake Bunting: DIY by me
Marshmallows: Tookies
Bowtie, 1, and Cake cookies: Swoon
Pistachio Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Nutella Hot Chocolate, Cherry Limeade: Made by me
Egg Rolls: Made by Marvin’s Mom
Beer: Made by Marvin
All other food: Store bought

Just wanted to say THANKS AGAIN for everyone who attended the party, to those who had a hand in helping with it, and for all the wonderful gifts.  We’re slowly introducing all the new toys, books and clothes to him so it’s like he gets something new each week~!  And can’t believe he already 13 months soon… where did this month go!?

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  1. Thank you for having us there Sandy! We had fun playing in Austin’s play yard in the basement! We should have more play dates! Very nice decoration for a 1st year baby boy’s birthday! You should consider being a full-time party planner! I’m sure someone will hire you!

  2. I love the color combo you chose! ;) And yes, being a party planner must be so much fun! Except for when you have to deal with clients who are very hard to please, haha.

    Hope you’re having a great week! ;D


  3. Aw this is darling!! I love the bow tie cupcakes and the pictures of his first year. Happy birthday to your little man!

  4. I was wondering when we would get to see photos! I was so excited to see them after reading your tweets about it! You all look adorable and seriously you had an amazing party.

  5. LOVE your blog!!! What a great party you had. Amazing ideas!!

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post… Chic in Valentino.


  6. What a wonderful spread- you must be superwoman to have such an eye for design and entertaining- and I still LOVE your adorable family!

  7. I can’t believe this is real life! It is like a giant beautiful Pinterest board came to life! Your little one is so lucky, it looks like everything was perfect.

  8. SO CUTE!!!!! Love the pic of Austin and the baby looking at each other :) Beautifully designed bday party! Yay for polka dots!

  9. Love all the details and bright colors! It’s so you and Austin! The bow ties cookies are adorable. I had fun working on the poster. :))

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