I knew I wanted to do a 1st birthday cake smash for my twins but it's so expensive to hire a photographer, so I decided to do it myself. I created the set, we ordered the cakes from a local grocery store (one was even free as they offer a free smash cake with purchase of a cake for first birthdays), and my sister was kind enough to step in as photographer!
Summer, circus (their birthday party is next weekend with a circus theme)
eclectic- I like a mix of new and old and high and low cost items
Trellis panels- Home Goods
Lace Romper- Ebay
Diaper Cover and Tie- Etsy, shop Callyfindlay ( She was awesome. The first tie and diaper cover she made and shipped to me were never delivered so she remade it and shipped me a new set free of charge)
Oilcloth tablecloth and placemat- Zulilly
cake buntings- Etsy, shop owlanddove
Cake plates- My own (purchased at Pier one about a year ago or so)
vase- my own ( by kate spade, it was a wedding gift)
Old coke crate- Ebay
loved the lace romper and diaper cover/tie! I also love the old coke crate, I get a lot of use out of it.
I am super glad I didn't drop a ton of money on a professional cake smash because my daughter HATED ever second of it. She lasted maybe 7 minutes before heading off to the bath. Just take tons and tons of pictures and edit them later. That's how we managed to get a few cute ones of her before she had totally had it!