Baker’s Berry Sweet First Birthday

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!  
the menu
strawberry puree (for the lemonade)
2lbs strawberries + 4-5 cups sugar // blend and refrigerate
swirly dogs 
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!!
photography by b faith photography
invitations + food labels: CK Fireboots
canvas prints: canvas on demand via groupon
pink + green berry baskets: buttercup blossom
berry sweet pennant banner c/o pearl + jane
fabric tassel banners c/o pearl + jane 
“ONE” cake topper pick c/o pearl + jane
highchair fabric banner + glitter ONE banner c/o pearl + jane
wooden spoons + forks: lola loves a party
red cake plate: target dollar spot
red milk bottle set: pier 1
paper straws: the shindiggity shoppe
wood cake pop display:  bella boutique
‘one’ krispie treat topper c/o hooray everyday
‘berry sweet’ glitter banner c/o hooray everyday
custom tassle balloon garlands + 36″ balloons: genwoo
cake pops + cake: jenny layne bakery (local)
paper flowers: paper flora
“B”: hobby lobby
custom baker is one + berry sweet + watercolor strawberry tattoos: love and lion
paper plates + cups + napkins: tomkat studio
‘eat cake’ balloon: tomkat studio
party favor boxes: tomkat studio
strawberry favor labels: icustom label
woolie ball necklaces (not pictured): hooray everyday
strawberries + cream foam soap: bath + body works
Baker’s outfit details
custom strawberry flower headband c/o jameson monroe chelsea
ONE flower crown c/o little blue olive
romper c/o purl lamb
handmade felt flower headband c/o floral + fern

July 25, 2016

  1. What a beautiful party!! Your Baker is just so sweet! My daughter Penelope is just two months older and their personalities seem so similar. Fun loving little girls. I saw your post about sippy cups versus bottles. We are still struggling but have had major success with the munchkin weighted straw cup:
    Thanks for your blog! I always look forward to the updates. 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness!!! Seriously one of the cutest birthday parties I have e v e r seen! You did such a great job!

  3. Dani Lewis says:

    Thank you for posting where you got everything! You take birthdays to a whole other level girlfriend. Have you ever thought about doing this for a living for people? Cause you are amazing at it. Her party looks like y'all had so much fun, what a first birthday is supposed to be about!

  4. Chelsea says:

    How adorable 🙂 what a sweet birthday!! I love everything about it
    Chelsea @

  5. rwynsma says:

    Where did you get your shirt??

  6. Such a fun summery party!! Love the custom tattoos. What a fun idea.

  7. Darcy Potter says:

    Amber you out did yourself!!!! This was by far one of the cutest parties I have seen 🙂 It looks like Miss Baker had a blast celebrating her big day! Please share where you printed the large pictures of Baker and how you did the customer pictures with her one year updates on it. So super cute and every detail was on point! Wish you lived closer so you could party plan for me 🙂

    Luvs and hugs,

  8. Tola says:

    Aww such a cute theme, everything so beautiful.

  9. rwynsma says:

    I still would love to hear where you got your red shirt, I love it!!!