Party Girl: Melissa
Celebration Type: 1st Birthday Party
Theme: Lady Bug
Color Palette: Red, Green, Black & White with an unexpected splash of blue
I have to say, when Melissa first contacted me about creating a ladybug birthday invitation for her daughter's 1st birthday,
I had a mix of emotions.
One: Her request reminded me of when I hosted my own ladybug themed birthday party for my daughter Clara...
twelve years ago. Wow!!
Two: With the market saturated with lady bug themed parties and invitations, we both knew we wanted something a little different.
For starters, we strayed away from the standard 5x7 and designed a 5x5 invitation.
We then created a color palette using "grown-up colors" with a splash of vintage blue.
I think the whimsy of the invitation mixed with the color palette we chose
manages to bridge the gap between baby and "little lady" perfectly.
The dessert table is perfection with some darling desserts and an adorable birthday cake.
The wall of photos depicting Katie's first year were strategically placed
for guests to linger and enjoy while sampling sweets...
Love how the oreo cookie pops include katie's name along with the blue flower to match the invitation.
And I don't know if you can tell, but some of the cellophane wrappers have white polka dots - SO cute!!
The savory table looks just as inviting...
It's evident through all of the sweet details...
Thanks for coming back to share pictures Melissa...
You really did a wonderful job - I love how it all turned out!!
This party should've REALLY gotten you in the mood for Spring...
it's just around the corner you know!
I've already been pleasantly suprised seeing blooms in my yard...how about you?
I've added a couple of recipes for Promise #1
And I've done lots of updating.
I hope you "promise Me" peeps are enjoying the process!!
I've also just joined Rhonna in her 6 week shape-up...
Jump on in if you are interested...it's just getting started! *wink*
KEEPING IT REAL
How I'm managing to juggle everything right now is beyond my understanding at this point.