Sweet as Pie 1st Birthday Party

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SO excited to share my sweet baby girl’s first birthday today! And guess what!? I posted it in less than a year! I’m totally on a roll people. I just can’t believe a whole year has gone by and my baby girl is 1. For me the first year is the toughest, sleepless nights, nursing, teething, and just trying to figure out how to split yourself 3 ways. Now that the first year is over, it’s totally bittersweet, she’s now a sassy little toddler! I digress. Back to the topic at hand, the 1st birthday.

I have to send a big huge Thank You to Sandy from Firefly Confections & Fan Girls Cook. She suggested a Pie themed birthday and it was totally the perfect theme {plus created the most amazing pie shaped cookies & watercolor cookies for the dessert & favor tables}. ! I’m a huge pie addict, well dessert addict in general and I’ve been wanting to do a pie bar for while. Plus my baby is really as Sweet as Pie! For the colors, I wanted shades of pink with pops of blue & gold, gold, gold {naturally}. Added a few watercolor touches because well, I love watercolor everything and thought “I haven’t seen watercolor and pie and gold together” #winning.

Huge, huge, huge Thank You to my sweet friend Teresa. She sanded, painted and lugged over the gorgeous vintage cabinet that I used for Ally’s Pie Shoppe desserts. She also brought over the cutest vintage wooden high chair we used for the cake smash. Love you T!

Even though it was a 1st birthday, I had a lot of older kiddos so I created a little Shoppe Table where the kiddos can sit down and take Pie Shoppe orders. Yup, there is a gold Tee-Pee. Why!? Why not. Doesn’t exactly scream pie shoppe but it is the most adorable gold Tee-Pee from the Land of Nod so I just had to throw it in. The kiddos also kept busy at the craft station. I always have a little craft station at my parties because {secretly or not so secretly} everyone loves to craft. I wanted to pick a craft that would appeal to all ages, even adults: DIY Pie Plates. Grab some dollar store plates, mugs and oil based sharpies and you have a cute little keep sake to take home. I also printed off personalized sweets coloring pages from the talented Paper Glitter.

I almost always create a little favor table separate from the dessert table. I will be talking all about the gorgeous Pie Dessert Table in tomorrow’s post. So much to share that I had to give it a separate post! For this favor table backdrop, I created lots and lots of gold paper rosettes and glued them onto a board. The “Aaliyah” wooden sign was the perfect accent! Made by Lauren from Ten 23 Designs. I just LOVE working with her. She creates the most incredible custom decor items. She also made the “Sweet as Pie” Sign hanging above the dessert table. Love both of these signs so much they are hanging in Ally’s bedroom. The sequin table linen from Candy Crush Shop just makes my knees weak. I just love their sequin table clothes so very much and you will almost always spot a Candy Crush Shop sequin linen at one of my parties. Don’t you just love the beautiful white & gold chevron sequin table runners!? They are my new favorite. Kiddos went home with a little linen baggie with crayons, bubbles, chocolate, a sugar cookie and gumballs. They also got to fill a box with assorted sweets and pies.

For Aaliyah’s Smash Cake backdrop, I wanted to keep is simple. Gold fringe curtains & a light up marquee banner were just perfect and it’s super easy to do. It also made the perfect “photo booth”. I had a vase of wooden mustaches & silly wooden glasses near by. You can find the DIY Marquee lights {from Hedi Swapp} from Michael’s Craft Store. Love how easy they are and how customizable they are.

I feel blessed that I get to work with the most amazing vendors!!!! I love and respect all of these amazing party people. A lot more Thank You’s & Vendor Information down below! I hope you enjoy Aaliyah’s 1st “Sweet as Pie” Birthday and oh so adorable pictures of my little girl!

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Where do I start!? Let’s start with the Birthday Girl’s outfit! HUGE HUGE HUGE Thank You to Krystal from Atutudes who created the most amazing, fluffy, pink tutu! She looked so darling in it and I know she is going to wear it a lot over the next year. Her white Pie Applique shirt was made with love by Barbie of Sweet Pea A La Mode. I just love the adorable pie on her shirt. It’s the cutest! Aaliyah’s bloomers, birthday crown and bib are from Mud Pie.

Love the girls over at Petite Party Studio! Wish I totally lived in there city just to visit their adorable little Party Shoppe. They were so so so very sweet and sent over the adorable felt ball garland that I used to decorate the Tee-Pee. Fringe garlands, gold plates & cups, gumball tubes, so many sweet items to make your party perfect. I hope I get a chance to meet them soon.

Huge thank you to Mandy from Waiting on Martha who sent over lots of fringe garland kits from The Flair Exchange. The shades of pink and blue were just adorable. Large balloons and fringe garlands are my favorite. You are the best Mandy!

Switching gears to talk about my little tablescapes. Don’t you just LOVE the kid’s place settings?! Custom wooden spoons by Sucre Shop are just everything. So true, there is always room for pie and these pie forks and spoons were a must. I am obsessed with these gold foiled napkins from Shop Sweet Lulu. I adore her store – from milk bottles to gold “for you darling” paper treat bags, so many items to pretty up your party. If you squint you can see the glittery handmade stuffed pies. Took many a night to cut and hand stich these adorable little pie pillows but so worth it!

Last year, my sweet friend Rebekkah from A Blissful Nest sent over a custom acrylic tray for Aaliyah’s room. I used it for Ally’s welcome baby party but didn’t get a cute picture of the tray. The tray is SO gorgeous, I couldn’t resist using it again. Strawberry milk served on the tray were just the cutest. So glad I have a cute picture of it! Thank you so much Rebekkah!

Let’s talk about these two cakes!!! Aaliyah’s adorable little smash cakes were made by Kathi of My Sweet Things. Ally totally went to town on her smash cake. She looked so cute digging into her cake. The huge watercolor birthday cake was created by Cakes by Darcy & topped with a gold pie from Edible Details. So much to talk about but I really want to talk all about desserts tomorrow. So here’s a teaser of tomorrow’s dessert. Can’t wait to cover every darling detail.

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Vendor Credit || Event Design, Styling: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Zavier Aguirre Photography || Pink Scroll Banner on TeePee: Loralee Lewis || Gold TeePee: Land of Nod || Smash Cakes & Whoopie Pies: My Sweet Things || Large Cake: Cakes by Darcy || Pie Cake Topper: Edible Details ||  Pink Tutu: Atutudes || White Pie Shirt: Sweet Pea A La Mode || Custom Wooden Spoons: Sucre Shop || Gold Foiled Plates, Cups, Gumball Tubs, Fringe Garland, Felt Bunting: Petite Party Studio  || Straws, Milk Bottles, Gold Fringe Curtain, Foiled Napkins, Treat Bags: Shop Sweet Lulu || Tissue Paper Garlands: The Flair Exchange || Wooden Signs: Ten23Designs || Gold & Chevron : Sequin Linen: Candy Crush Shop || Acrylic Tray: A Blissful Nest || Printable Coloring Page: PaperGlitter || DIY Marquee Light Kits: Michaels || Confetti Sunshine: DIY Pie Favor Boxes ||

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