Since I’ve been posting about Caroline turning one all week, might as well finish it off with a post about her birthday party! This past weekend, we gathered with our closest family and friends for a fun little “twinkle twinkle little star, one year old is what you are” birthday party. That was the theme, but it wasn’t in your face. Stars were the accent (confetti, balloons, signs/labels, cake topper). Looking at these photos, it just looks like a metallic and pink theme. I’m totally cool with that.
The decorations turned out super cute, the food was yummy and it really was low-stress! A lot of things contributed to that, the big one being that Shindigz contacted me and offered to give me store credit to cover party supplies and decorations. When a party supply online store contacts you as you’re planning a first birthday party, YOU SAY YES. But in all seriousness, I loved the selection, great customer service, and it all shipped fast.
Second thing is we did minimal cooking. Greg and I love to cook and entertain, but for this party we didn’t want to stress out about it. Especially with big life changes happening the weeks leading up to the party, this was the best decision. We ordered a big ol’ tray of nuggets from Chick-fil-a, two trays from HEB (chicken salad croissant and deli wraps), and then made fruit and caprese kabobs. My mom brought two salads. We also had a “kids” table (somehow didn’t get a picture) with goldfish, veggie chips, apple sauce pouches, and juice boxes. It was the perfect amount of food. I love fancy birthday cakes, so we splurged there with a bakery we always use and love. It was worth it – the cake was absolutely delicious and loved by all! We did a white vanilla almond cake with ivory ruffle icing and gold sugar crystals.
Anyway, let’s just get to the photos.
Party Supply Details:
Thanks again to Shindigz for these awesome party supplies and decorations!
Tassel Garland (gold and silver)
Big 1 balloon
Star balloons (gold and silver)
Pearlized Pink Balloons
Gold Metallic Fringe Table Skirt (It fit on the front of two tables and around the high chair!)
Pink Stripe Paper Straws
Gold Glitter Cutlery
Pink Baker’s Twine
Pink Paper Table Covers
Gold Metallic Star Confetti
All in all, it was a super fun party and I think that everyone had a great time. Thank you, friends and family, for coming out to celebrate!
One last thing, the awesome folks at Shindigz have offered a coupon code for you all! If you enter “FREESHIP4U” you will receive free shipping on orders $89+!