Sunday, October 13, 2013

Babushka Birthday Party

Surprise, surprise – Emmy’s first birthday party had a nesting doll theme! It was really fun to put together and I tried to make it as easy on myself as possible. I did that by serving super simple food (pizza – Emmy’s favorite and easy, easy appetizers)! 

I also lost my SD card, so these are a collection of pics from my sister, father in law and friend, Megan! (I later found my SD card after I had taken tons of pictures on my camera only to realize that it wasn’t there. UGH.)

The invites set the stage for the party décor. I bought the babushka files on etsy, turned their hair brown and made the invites myself.

The party started at the front door.

I got this wreath idea from a blog, but made it to match Emmy’s invitations and colors. I just took two wreaths, cut one to “fit” on the bottom and wrapped them with ribbon.  Then I just printed pages for the face and stomach. It was super easy and took about 10 minutes. My kind of project.

The entry table had a book called the Littlest Matryoshka for the guests to sign.

I made this “chalkboard” picture based off some really cute ideas I saw on Etsy.  I just had it printed at QuikPrint and I mounted it to foam core board.

The favors were babushka-shaped pumpkin fudge.  Even if you aren’t doing a babushka party, you should make the fudge. It rocked.

I have a big 4x4 print above my fire place. I wanted to have a huge sign put over it. I decided that I would save $75 and just print it at home using the tile feature in Illustrator. It’s not perfect, but I figured I would regret the cost after the night was over. I was correct. :)

Since I was terrible about taking her picture in a onesie each month with the cute numbers, I improvised and put her face in the babushka. Score one for laziness!

The star of the show (other than the actual star herself!!) were these amazing cakes from Frosten’s! I will tell you, they tasted as good as they looked! They were delicious and every one was raving about them! We had tons, so all of our guests were offered a piece (or three!) before they left.

And now for the real star of the show – serious faced baby!

emmy serious face

And the best family picture we could get at a party full of distractions!

emmy family birthday

This is kind of how the cake went.

Emmy birthday cry

Other little details:

Appetizer cards:

party decor

high chair

And next year’s party will be at a place where we rent and they do it all. Just kidding! It was fun to put together and so fun to celebrate my sweet little girl! I kept telling Tommy that she only turns one once ;)!

12 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, this party is DARLING!! so so sweet! i'm dying over the garland!! so innovative :) and the cakes are beyond precious!! such a great 1st birthday party!! great job!!

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  2. Absolutely the sweetest and most creative party I've seen!!! The door sign was genius and so cute!! It truly is "all in the details" :)

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  3. Have mercy Katie!! SUCH a cute party and theme! I love the little monthly babushkas and the big cut-out for pics. Great job!

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  4. Ahhhh!!!! I've been out of the blog world for a year...and...you have a baby!!! A one-year-old!!! I remember reading that you were pregnant!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!! Such a cute party! :)

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  5. Best babushka party I have ever seen! :) Happy Birthday, Emmy! :)

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  6. So freaking adorable!!!! Emmy looked adorable (shocker!!) and all the details were amazing! I LOVE the life-sized with the face cut out. Such a super cute idea!! And the cakes? Lord.

    Looks like an awesome party Kate!! Congrats on making it through your first year

    jane

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  7. Awesome theme! Your details were spectacular.

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  8. So cute!!! Love all the details and love her adorable dress!

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  9. Absolutely darling! You are so talented!

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  10. Absolutely precious party!!! I knew that it would be perfect!! The invitation, the food, the decorations, the cakes!!!!!! Of course, the star of the party was beyond adorable. Great job!

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  11. I can't get over how cute everything is!!! The cakes, the one year photo bunting, the giant cut-out photo prop doll! I need to learn more about that tile feature in illustrator. I had no idea about it.

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  12. You did a great job! I love how the bunting got bigger each month and the cakes are adorable!

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