I cant believe the day has come and gone so quickly! celebrating miss Baker was so much fun and we had all our best friends and family there to wish her a very happy FIRST birthday! when I started to think about what I wanted to do for Baker’s birthday party, I knew I wanted to embrace summer time for all its worth. After having winter babies before her, this was a new ballgame for me. from one seasonal extreme to another, literally. that being said, after she was born I started dreaming up ideas and planning her birthday celebration really quickly.. and Jordan just rolled this eyes at me and encouraged me to focus on actually brining baby number three home from the hospital FIRST:) summer time to me is all about the freshness of produce and the outdoor activities that go with this time of year. which brought me to the idea of Baker’s Berry Sweet First Birthday.. playing off the fun of the summer season, picnics, chilled lemonade, and of course, strawberries!
strawberry puree (for the lemonade)
2lbs strawberries + 4-5 cups sugar // blend and refrigerate
hot dogs on a stick wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked
mac + cheese cupcakes
bacon cups + catered mac + cheese
gouda + beef sliders (catered)
green chili turkey sliders (catered)
spinach + artichoke dip (catered)
mason jar strawberry shortcake
cubed pound cake + sugared strawberries + strawberries puree + lemon curd + whipped cream
as for the party favors go.. about 6 months ago I saw these mini strawberry seeds + pots in the target dollar spot and bought them out with thought of giving them to the kiddos as their take-away! I also had Hana
do her amazing work on some woolie ball necklaces
and threw in a strawberry foam soap for the adults.
the party was inside and outside- we had the bounce house set up for the kiddos and a monster sized fan moving air in and around the patio. it wasn’t too miserably hot and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves- especially the birthday girl! which is all that matters anyway, right?
the big girls were running around like mad with their little friends and had NO TIME to get in on the photo action.
I had custom tattoos made for the guests- and they turned out SO dang cute! I want them for ALL my parties!! Parker still has remnants of her watercolor tattoo on her arm from last week. I love it.
time for CAKE!
after a sink bath + an outfit change we opened presents.
the sunglasses were a HIT!
..and the baby stroller.
AND she about had a stroke when she saw what Auntie
had picked out for her! the twins got bitty babies for their first birthday, so Ash had to keep up with the tradition.
such a berry sweet and berry beautiful day spent in honor of our girl!!
canvas prints: canvas on demand via groupon
highchair fabric banner + glitter ONE banner c/o pearl + jane
red cake plate: target dollar spot
custom tassle balloon garlands + 36″ balloons: genwoo
“B”: hobby lobby
custom baker is one + berry sweet +
tattoos: love and lion
strawberries + cream foam soap: bath + body works
Baker’s outfit details