{You Only Turn One Once!!}

My Daughter Zane will be turning One on July 2nd this year – MY HOW THE TIME HAS FLOWN BY! She just turned 9 months, so this week I decided to put together an inspiration board to get me thinking about planning her birthday party!

Can I just say – how did we ever plan anything without PINTEREST? All I know is that I would have worn something totally different to prom, and I would have had totally different details for my wedding had I had the luxury of perusing Pinterest for ideas!  So anyways – on to my inspiration Board for Zane’s party:
(from left to right, top to bottom)

  1. {Lovely Goodies}  – We are going to do a table of beautiful treats along with a BBQ for food. I have already started to pray for good weather. Please join in the prayer with me! Source: Pinterest
  2. {Tissue Tassel Garland} – With the thought of an outdoor party, I could not resist this garland! However, to purchase them, we are talking in the arena of $130.00 (here). So, thankfully I found this tutorial to make your own – hello project! I can’t wait to try to make this! Source: Here
  3. {The Perfect Party Dress} I found this cute dress on Etsy Here and want to have something like this for her party. Maybe I can find some one to make her something unique (that would be my first choice).
  4. {My heart} This cute little DIY would be a great decor piece and I am trying to think of a way to incorporate a “Z” into it as well. Source: Pinterest 
  5. {Brightly painted wooden high chair}  I am scouring Craigslist for an old wooden high chair that I can paint for the birthday girls first taste of sugar! I haven’t decided what color I will paint it if I find one cheap enough. I *may* even just paint it antique white. Source:  Pinterest
  6. {Let them eat cake} I LOVE this cake! SO beautiful and light. Source: Pinterest 
  7. {Favors} The color theme will be that beautiful turquoise and pink with light summery accents so this first birthday party was my total inspiration. I am going to look for accents and gift bags to match the feel of this party! (This is also an amazing blog I suggest you follow… FOLLOW NOW!) Source: Visual Vocabulary
  8. {Lights/Streamers outdoors} Love the large bulb string lights for outdoor parties – I would love to incorporate them somehow so if people stay a bit later for the party, it stays beautiful into the night! There is something so whimsical and almost romantic about round bulb string lights, don’t you think? Source: Pinterest
  9. {Cupcakes} I am looking forward to sitting down with Karie from ‘Wanna Cupcake‘ and deciding what the cupcakes will look like for the party. She always comes up with something fun, so I am excited to see what she will come up with!  Source: Pinterest 
  10. {Birthday Photo Shoot} I want to try to do an official photo shoot for her birthday (not on the day, just near it / honestly probably after it). I have a few ideas on how to make this shoot special – more to come on that! Source: Pinterest
  11. {Bunting for cake} I just love the simplicity of this cake topper – and I could totally make this! Source: Pinterest

So, there it is, my inspiration board. I decided I would put it out there, but the scary part is, now I have to do all of these things! Looks like a trip to The Good Will and Joanne Fabrics is in full order!

Let me know what you think! Do you have any thoughts for planning a first birthday party? I am so excited to celebrate my girl with family and friends!

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4 Responses to {You Only Turn One Once!!}

  1. Corianne April 5, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Love it! Can’t wait!

  2. brittney harris April 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    The bottom right pic of cake my friend ticks who actually goes to champions centre made that exact cake for Erin on her birthday! You were prov there but if you don’t know her or aren’t friends with her on facebook you should look up laticia Benito she makes amazing cakes!!!

  3. Nancy Holte April 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Looks like fun! And a lot of work! :)

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