Saturday, April 16, 2016

Happy First Birthday Ava Rose!

I planned a cute get together with family and friends for Ava Bear's first birthday...nothing elaborate but I had an actual "plan" for how it would go.  And then we had awful weather.  It poured rain all morning and we weren't able to set up the party until 10 minutes before start time.  Several guests and family had already arrived and helped us get everything in the yard just as the sun came out.  It wasn't perfect but it was a fun afternoon and thanks to my sister in law I have a lot of pictures for Ava's baby book.

I used this book as my inspiration for the party colors.  Ava loves balloons!

She also loves bubbles so of course we had to get a bubble blower which would have been much more effective if it hadn't been so windy.

I lucked out on the perfect invitation from Tiny Prints, here is the sample from their blog:
And i can't forget to mention the best embroidered shirt and tutu set from TwoLittleDovesBoutiq on Etsy.

The actual party was on April 2, the day after her birthday.  We had three flavors of cupcakes, Chick fil a nuggets, my aunt's amazing pimento cheese and a big fruit salad.  

"Vintage" birthday month beanie baby bear...anyone else have one of these?

The ribbon garland is the only real "pinterest" addition to the party, some of it was actual scrap that I had in my collection and it took about 20 minutes to make.

This was Ava's second time having icing and she didn't like it.  I think it was her third attempt at cake and she didn't care for it either.  She was however, mesmerized by the sprinkles and kept picking them up and handing them to me.  She tried a little ice cream and LOVED it.
Ava got a lot of "favorite" gifts...I think she has enjoyed playing with her new dollies and her little people most.  She received a fancy all terrain wagon and loves being pulled around the cart path in the afternoons.
Our best girl had a great time at her party and made out with some great swag to boot!  Happy birthday my beauty, I'm so glad I get to share it with you (and we celebrate the whole month long)!


  1. Love the party details! So perfect!!! Glad the weather cleared up for you! Happy birthday Ava!

  2. These details are all so perfect!! What a special day :)