Good Morning everyone!
With chilling headlines lately like:
• Bracing for Winter Weather
• Monster Storm Cuts Across Heartland
• A Blizzard for the Record Books
I knew it'd be the perfect day to share with you a "Winter Wonderland" themed first birthday party to get our minds off of the freezing temperatures and warm us up a bit.
Party Girl: Alex
Celebration Type: 1st birthday party
Theme: Winter Wonderland
Color Palette: vintage blue, raspberry pink, bubble gum pink, ivory and silver
When Alex from Tadpole and Lily contacted me about designing a winter-themed invitation for her daughter's upcoming FIRST birthday party, as soon as she mentioned "with an Anthropologie-vibe" I was excited to get started.
All throughout the invitation design process...
a homemade banner draped on snow-kissed antique windows used as the backdrop to the dessert table.
Winter Wonderland cookies from my girl Lisa at the Cookie Jar
S'mores mini cupcakes from Cupcrazed Cupcake Bar
Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods
Polar Pies (mini homemade oreos)
milk bottles made from leftover Starbucks frappuccino bottles
Silver striped straws from Modern Lola
Ice Crystals (rock candy)
Custom candle holder from Sweetiepie Caketopper Shop used on the "smash cake"
A very enticing smash cake indeed...
I adore this keepsake photo of her tiny hand covered in her very first birthday cake!!
Little girl guests received an immediate "party favor" upon arrival...
a sweet Tadpole and Lily headband.
lucky girls...aren't they so cute!!!
Alex made "hot chocolate on a stick" as favors for guests too. (perfect gift to send home)
Happy 1st Birthday Leighton!!!
I'd say this is a VERY happy birthday girl...
• the antique windows used as the backdrop (i collect old windows so these struck a chord with me)
• the mini s'mores cupcakes (PERFECT for this winter theme)
• the ceramic egg crate used to present the mini s'mores cupcakes
• the "snow" used at the base of the dessert table labels to accent the dessert table and tie in the winter theme.
Winter Wonderland Birthday Invitation - Pen N' Paperflowers Studio and Design
Winter Wonderland Cookies - The Cookie Jar
S'mores Mini Cupcakes - Cupcrazed Cupcake Bar
Straws, Plastic Plates and Tie Napkins - Modern Lola
Hot Chocolate on a Stick - (recipe posted by Make & Takes)
Headbands - Tadpole and Lily
Birthday Cake and Smash Cake - M H Brode
Custom Candle Holder used on Smash Cake - Sweetiepie Caketopper Shop
Party Design - Whitney Miller Designs
Ceramic Egg Crate - Anthropologie