On Sunday we celebrated Lilly's first birthday with about 50 of our family and friends - lucky girl! It was a great success as everything went as scheduled (whew), everyone had a great time, and most importantly, Lilly had a blast! It was a lot of work, work that I way underestimated. Thank goodness I had family in to help. It couldn't have been done without them. Really. Love you family. And thank you so so much to all of my friends and family that helped and lended a hand (or more).
So, as you can see, I wasn't bluffing and was indeed inspired by this post I wrote about a month back. I love the balloons! But I should probably start with the party invitations, right? Well, after countless hours searching for the perfect invitation I realized I needed to go with a different approach. So I contacted Helena of Pop Pop Portraits (because I've been crushing on her art for about a year now) to do a custom watercolor of Lilly and her favorite Bla Bla doll. She added in some party details and we turned it into the invitation.
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Isn't it adorable?! I couldn't have been happier with it. And since Lilly's dolly is an owl I decided to go with a "loose" owl theme. I say loose because I had a hard time being narrowed down by a theme, so there were only a few owl touches. But one of my favorites were definitely these owl candles that my friend Gray let me borrow.
I also got loads of goodies from Fort & Field, including those adorable striped straws and pennants. The macaroons came from Macaroon Boutique and were absolutely divine. I also knew that I wanted cake bunting for Lilly's cake. I highly recommend Fabulous Fabulous if you need some cute paper goods.
And of course we let Lilly have her cake. And she really did get into it! I guess she likes sugar...
What a lovely day it was. We are so blessed with this amazing little girl. I hope you had an amazing birthday, babygirl.