Saturday, July 3, 2010

Birthday Bonanza! part 2

Last Saturday we had Buggy's first birthday party. It was a blast! We even got to have it in our new home. Now, mind you, we haven't moved in over there yet and there's still work to be done in the bedrooms and bathroom, however the living areas are complete. Thank the good Lord on that one people. I was going to be crushed if we didn't have her party there.

Anyway, I just got permission from my fabulous friend and photographer J. Halstead to post some of the pics she took from the party, so without further ado I present to you Buggy's First Birthday Party.

I made all the decorations for the party. We based the "theme" off of Buggy's party dress which was all polka dots in bright fun colors. So I made dots for everything. I made a super cute Happy Birthday banner out of coordinating dots and hung it on our "fireplace" in the living room where the party was held. Super cute, eh?

Then I made a banner with her month photos that I've taken. We started at a newborn photo and ended with her 1 year photos that I took a few weeks ago. I coordinated the colors of each dot to match the birthday banner. This was a big hit! Everyone loved looked at Buggy through the year.

And here's my Buggy before the party showing off her adorable dress, and the "theme" of the party.

We set up the dining room area as the food station. I had planned on making all the food for the party, but with starting up my own photography business and working on the house, well those plans kind of fell by the wayside. Publix however did a fantastic job! Ha!

Publix also made the birthday cake for the guests to match the theme (see the middle tier) and gave us a free smash cake for Buggy to dig in to.

Buggy had a BLAST opening her presents

But honestly, had more fun chowing down on her cake. The kid loved it! We put her in my old highchair from when I was a baby (the same for her cake smash on her actual birthday) and decorated it with matching balloons and polka dots in coordinating colors (I promise, I don't have a problem with coordinating haha)

then we let her go at it...

She even posed for a quick rare photo with mommy

Happy First Birthday Buggy! Mommy loves you!


  1. Adorable! I love the decorations and the cake is awesome! Happy Birthday Buggy! I need to get planning soon - Mungee will be 1 in a month and a half! How did that happen???

  2. ahck! so cute. she is so beautiful!-- Lydia

  3. i LOVE this theme!!! so cute. i'm not in a hurry for my lil bub to grow up too fast... but i definitely look forward to his 1st birthday. so fun!! you did a great job! :)

  4. Coming over from the Bump...I love this party! You did a great job on every detail.