A lovely 1st birthday party for our sweet baby girl, Aria.
Most of the items were DIY, consisting of lace, ribbon, and scrapbook paper from Joann Fabric and Michael's. And zots. Lots of zots! If you've never used them before, pick some up before starting your next craft project. They are little adhesive circles (they come in a range of sizes) and are SO much easier to use than glue, tape, or rubber cement.
The "Birthday Chalkboard" was also a DIY project. I downloaded fonts from www.DaFont.com (Kimberly Gerswein's styles are my favorite!) and designed the layout in PowerPoint (I switched the page orientation to vertical and changed the page dimensions to match the size of the frame). Once complete, I saved it as a PDF file, and had it printed at a local copy store (on regular paper).
The delicious treats (macaroons, cake pops, cupcakes, and cookies) were from Lady Yum.
I'm kind of obsessed with the ribbons hanging above the bunting and table, and I love how the chalkboard turned out. But my favorite item is probably the birthday crown from Love Crush Bowtique on Etsy. Aria didn't keep it on her head for more than 30 seconds, but I'm excited to make this an annual tradition and hope to get a picture of her with it on her head at every birthday!