I wanted to create a beautiful 1st birthday party for my little girl that was a little bit vintage and really girly with lots of pink and turquoise. I basically made all the decorations myself and baked and iced everything I could think of that was sweet!
I saw a project on Project Nursery of another 1st birthday party and fell in love with the style and the way her decorations were mostly DIY projects. I also found lots of ideas of pinterest, especially with the food.
Bunting: Made from scraps of fabric I had left over from nursery projects
Letter 'E': This was originally white and I covered it with some ribbon and made a flower to match
Fairy Lights: DIY project I found on pinterest that I had made for her nursery already
I did a gallery of photos of her journey from birth-1 and included photos of her with all her family guests
I made her a headband to go with the dress I bought her from Cotton On Kids.
I collected baby food jars and put tea light candles in them, I also collected some bottles that were originally drinks and used them as vases for the flowers.
The cake recipe and cookie recipe were found on this amazing site www.iambaker.net - the original creator the rose cake.
My beautiful sister took photos for me. You can find more of her photos at www.flickr.com/photos/bytammiejoske
Favorite ItemsDefinitely the cake. I had never iced anything before and was really nervous about it! But I loved it.
Find things in the house or the nursery that you already have and work around them if you are on a budget. Most of the decorations were things in her nursery or things I had wanted to make for her nursery anyway and I was able to use them.