Saturday, August 18, 2012

Emily's Berry First Birthday Party

Today marked the culmination of roughly nine months of dreaming and a solid two months of planning a very important event...Emily's Berry First Birthday Party!  While I'm sure it sounds ridiculous to put that much planning into a birthday party for a one year-old, it was worth every single moment.  This little party was such a labor of love, down to every little detail.  I spent hours of time planning decorations, handmaking the majority of them.  Each part of the party was thought about probably too much, and while I budgeted myself pretty well, choosing to do much myself rather than purchasing ready made, too much money was probably spent.  Regardless, I am so glad I did it and would (and will) do it again in a heartbeat.  Emily had a FABULOUS time and so did all of our sweet friends and family who came to celebrate.  I will never forget what a wonderful time we had together celebrating our sweet, perfect little one year-old princess, Emily Elizabeth.

Emily's Berry Sweet Invitation
Back of Invitation- Month by Month
Pictures from Invitation Photoshoot
Birthday Girl
The Front Porch
Some inside decor and party favors (picture taken after party was over and most favors were gone...oops!)
The Food Table
More Food- A simple, but yummy menu
Party Guests
Opening Gifts
Dessert table
Can't wait for birthday number two!


  1. Thank you sooooo much for the heartfelt comment! It truly meant a lot. You are very sweet!

    OMG, girl what a cute cute party. I have always thought a strawberry party would be so was! Way to go mama! Not to mention how cute is that little girl!!!

  2. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

  3. So cute! Where did you find the outfit and invitations?