Monday, April 18, 2011

Soft Vintage Pink and White 1st Birthday Party



We had a WONDERFUL time! We ate lots of cake..


{To see the Birthday Girl's 1st Birthday photo shoot, complete with smash cake, go here.}



...and Cupcakes... ...We sang Happy Songs... ...opened lots of fun presents... ...played with our friends...



...had some belly laughs...





... and read pretty books. {Just LOOK at that little pointer finger!}









The Dessert Table.

I really wanted to do an "Amy Atlas" inspired dessert table. {http://amyatlas.com/ PLEASE don't compare my work to hers. She is AMAZING.) I just LOVE her work! While I am not a fan of contemporary design, I love her clean, symetrical, repetitive lines. She does a wonderful job of softening her contemporary lines and making a theme look fantastic. I went for a very soft, very feminine, vintage style with a tiny modern twist on it in a pallate of pinks, whites and creams.
Most of this wonderful serving-ware is from the thrift store! I think I REALLY lucked out that day and found some great pieces!








Great tissue Pom-pom tutorial from Martha Stewart here.




Party Favors {Ali's "kisses"}

These were strung on a White picture frame. Sorry for the lame picture. ;)








Cookies 'N Cream & Milk Chocolate Hershey Bars that read:




"Alice Rebecca, April 21st, One year filled with pure, SWEET joy."








FANTASTIC paper from Hobby Lobby. I cut the medalions with fancy scissors then took a stamp-pad to the edges.




Super cute marshmallows that I found at Wal-mart (of all places). They were really gross. But they were pretty. ;)


Meringues




{Recipie here. I just made mine fancy by piping them out of a piping bag with a fancy tip (Wilton 1M) }




Another Cake Stand made from Thrift-Store finds! 6 Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake
w. Whipped Ganache filling {Tutorial here. To make my life easier, I used Ghiradelli chocolate chips instead of chopping my own chocolate.} & Amaretto Swiss Meringue Buttercream {Tutorial here.}I followed this buttercream ruffle tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHYX0qXDVy0




My Gumpaste Flower tutorial here.

This Cake Stand was made from two FABULOUS pieces that I found at the Thrift Store!! I think it cost me a total of $2.75.




White Rassberry cupcakes w. edible feathers and "pearls"




{White cake (Box mix!!)w. Rassberry filling {from Orson Gygi's} and Fresh Rassberry American Buttercream




*The 'Pearls' were made by rolling white fondant in a ball, then rolling it around in 'Pearl dust' from Wilton. The 'Feathers' were actually made from rice paper! I found the rice paper at my favorite local kitchen supply store Orson Gygi's. I just cut it into the shape of a feather, then took my scissors and made the slits on the sides.
This Cupcake Stand was made from placing two glass stands from Wal-mart. They were on sale and cost me $9.00 total!




Cupcake wrappers were made from {Grease-proof} paper doilies!! Tutorial here from Intimateweddings.com.




Beaded Chandelier tutorial here from Dollar Store Crafts!




For more peeks at the photos hanging here, click here. Beverage dispenser: $6.00 from Wal-mart! Carrot Cake Cake Pops
Tutorial from Bakerell here.
My hubby from Tomseth Construction made this Barnwood flooring that I used as a photo prop in Ali's 1-year Photo Shoot. It was AMAZING in the photos. I ran to Hobby Lobby and grabbed 4.5 yards of their ruffled material from the spool [instead of making it myslef] and it saved me SO much time.







This lovely cream and sugar set were also a thrift-store find!
















{Pssst, here's a secret. I made this Pink Lemonade (Crystal Light!) look extra fancy by adding the lemon slices!}




The nametags just added that extra fancy, put-together touch. ;)





The "Guess how old I am" game. You had to guess which month of her life each of these pics were taken in. Super hard! Lemme tell ya!












We had some wonderful family and friends come up! My brother, Scott and his awesome family came all the way from Payson. Our good friend, Mark ('Uncle Mark' to my kids) drove up from Saratoga Springs, my good friend, Sara and her kidlets came. GUESS WHO else came?!! My In-Laws!! It was such a {WONDERFUL} suprise! They came all the way from Cali JUST for Ali's 1st birthday!! What amazing parents and grandparents. I am so lucky to have them as family. ;) We had a great time eating, talking, laughing, eating and playing.




*A BIG 'Thank-You" to the lovely Jen from Tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com for the wonderful Mother's Day spotlight!*

35 comments:

Aubrey Leong said...

Beautiful Job!!! I love all the dainty details!

Heidi said...

LOVE IT ALL!!! You are amazing! You are soooo good with details :)

Lizzy said...

This looks AMAZing! Oh my goodness -- so many fun, girlie treats and such beautiful decor. I'm sure everything was delish! You must have spent weeks planning all these details.

Wish we could've been there to celebrate with Ali. Happy 1st!

Violet said...

Oh my gosh. this party makes me want to have a girl. You did such an amazing job!!!!!! So I am finally going to get an SLR. I need your advice, call me!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnson said...

Holy cow you always do things over the top! You need to work for a magazine or something with all your adorable ideas.

Christina said...

you are amazing my friend.

Sundbergs said...

Beautiful. . . you are amazing

Nicole said...

Oh.my.gosh I WISH I was as awesome as you!!!

Dan~Kerstin~Bree~ Bryce said...

Absolutely adorable!

Em said...

gorgeous - wonderful job!

Cheryl said...

How Lovely!
You did a fabulous job with all the details. All the edibles looked so yummy. Will you be sharing recipes?

Heidi said...

I came over from from tatertots and jello because of your beautiful cake and now I am in love with your entire party! I say watch out Amy Atlas (I love her stuff too)! Every little detail is precious!

The Farmers said...

just perfect!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh your cake is so pretty and the whole party is a huge success!!

Would you mind if I shared your lovely cake on my blog with a link back to your site?

bee blessed
mary

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

that cake is SOOOO pretty! I love everything about it!! :)

Betheny said...

Thank you everyone for you sweet comments! Yes, Cheryl, I will be sharing recipies. And yes, of course, Mary Ellen. Feel free to link up!! ;) Thanks again!

Alexis said...

LOVE that cake! Wondering if you were still going to do the tutorials on the flowers on it? Also really curious about that edible feathers on the cupcakes, adorable!

Laura@Corner House said...

What a pretty party!!! I LOVE that cake. I am going to share this on my facebook page and keep this cake in mind next time I need a pretty cake.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Corner-House/155594057831737

tinkeranniebelle said...

Oh my word, I have never seen anything quite as beautiful! Everything--it's just so perfect!--and that cake is simply to die for--great job!!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Wow, what beautiful food & decorations. I'm crazy about these colors. Thanks for inspiring me!

Warmly, Michelle

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Woweeeeeeeeeee!!!! How beautiful and sweet!!! That cake is just gorgeous and well so is every single item you have there!! What a lucky little girl!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Wow, you did an awesome job! Every detail is more pretty than the last.

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What gorgeous details! I love the smash cake and cupcakes - they are stunning. Stopping by from TT&J.

MyBluePeacock said...

Can I just say..."WOW"!!!! This is one AWESOME party!

So glad I found you from the Shabby Nest :)

Susan Woods said...

Holy smokes, how beautiful. What a lucky little girl!

Lori said...

{gasp!}
everything looks absolutely perfect! and adorable...so GIRLY!what a great job! :)

DesignbyReBirth said...

So AMAZING! Saw your comment on Dollar Store Crafts, now I am follower! Great pics and ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

Bethany, this is M-A-Zing! Thank you so much for leaving me the nice comment with the link. I'm completely inspired by your pretty things. That cake is stunning... well, everything is, really. And your daughter is beautiful! :)

hollispippin said...

Hello! I am new to your blog but already I am totally loving it! I can't quite remember how I found it, but when I came across your little girl's 1st b-day party pics I was head over heels in love with the theme! In fact, it's inspired me to add a few vintage touches to my own little girl's b-day party that's coming up. I see that you found a lot of items in the dollar or thrift store, but I was curious- are any of the serving pieces for sale, perhaps maybe in an Etsy shop somewhere? I'm not having much luck with my local thrift stores or on ebay. I appreciate any help you can offer!

Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns said...

Really pretty! Love that beaded chandy. I did one last year and it was so fun and turned out gorgeous. Great job!

tickledpinkwithrosesandpearls.com said...

OOOOOOOOOOOh! This is so Angelic and beautiful!
I am in love with every inch of the party!

Gillian said...

What a gorgeous party! Not to mention, your cake is unbelievable?!

The "first" birthday really is so special. I had such a great time planning the details of my little man's party. Grant it, I outsourced for the baked goods. But my handmade party hats were no joke... :)

So you know, I'm newly following via GFC!

Gillian from Baby Talk without the Babble

Home Sweet Home Place said...

This is gorgeous!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share with me how you made or where you bought the banner!! I HAVE TO HAVE it for my daughter's first birthday and I can't find anything like it anywhere and I have been scouring the internet. Please Please Please share!!

mlally0802 said...

Ditto! I'd love to have a banner like that too. Did you make it or buy it? You did an amazing job with this party!

LizzyB said...

I was so inspired by this pink cake that I used it in my wedding this past November. Thank you!!!!