Monday, January 21, 2013

Birthday Party Planning

Ahh, the party that I have been planning in my mind for over a year now is finally just a few weeks away! I'm excited to share some of the details that we have picked out! I decided that "birthday" is theme enough, so we will be sticking with just a color scheme of pinks & golds.

 sources to individual images can be found here.

You all know by now that I would do nothing short of painting my walls pink & gold to match the party theme... (as I casually look around the living room thinking that maybe I should actually do it) but the plan is to stick with lots of balloons, streamers & garlands for the decor. Cupcakes, cotton candy & a popcorn bar will be some of the goodies on the menu. Also, a kick ass pink ombre smash cake.

This is also appropriate. Of COURSE there will be cocktails.


There will probably also be tailgating. Now I just need to get my shit together & finish her invitations on time so we will actually have party guests! :)






Also, for the record, still no kisses. But she is an expert head-butter & eye poker. Still love her to pieces.

53 comments:

  1. How exiting,yet hard to believe! Looks like lots of fun! Happy 1st birthday Harper!
    Xoxo
    Carly

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  2. OMG! That theme is precious! And she is soooo damn cute! Those videos melt my heart, and so does she! Her hair is getting sooo long! Love her :)

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  3. You guys have wonderful taste in music.

    And your kid could not possibly get any cuter. :)

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  4. Can't wait to see pictures from her party! It sounds like so much fun. My husband just leaned over to read the caption about alcohol at the party and agreed that it will be a necessity once we get there! lol

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  5. Just when I thought little Harper couldn't possibly get more adorable, she does :) your party plans are so fun! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

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  6. on pinterest i saw an idea of tying balloons with tulle instead of ribbons. also making a table skirt out of a disposable table cloth - both super cute. also, how do you make your photo collages?

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  7. i saw fun ideas on pinterest about tying balloons with tulle instead of ribbon, as well as making table skirts out of disposable table cloths - both super cute. also, how do you make your photo collages?

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    1. Oh, such a good idea! :) And the collages are made in photoshop.

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  8. So excited to see her party pictures! It will be such a fun day for all of you! I would also love to feature her party on my blog for my Friday party features if you are interested?

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  9. She is so cute! I like the gold ball jars! Super cute touch!

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  10. Goodness. I can't believe she is almost 1 already. I remember reading your blog when you were only in your second trimester. Love her!

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  11. I always go way too extravagant for my birthday parties, too. I generally start planning 6 months out. My Harper had a pirate 1st birthday, dinosaur 2nd, and Willy Wonka 3rd. None of which were 'parties in a bag'. Mostly color schemes with a few pieces thrown in - and food names were all to the theme.
    I'm planning my baby's 1st birthday now, to be held in June. Bugs! Hobby Lobby has some fab spring stuff right now!
    Glad I'm not alone in the party planning adventures.
    I am considering that ecard to put in with some of my invites... Tailgating is a must!

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  12. Pure perfection in every part of this post!

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  13. How cute! I LOVE that color scheme, so creative! I also can't get over her little sign in the second video. It's such a moment of pure bliss. Love it.

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  14. I love that color scheme, it's just so creative! I also can't get over that precious sigh in the second video. It's a moment of pure bliss, so adorable.

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  15. Oh she's such a cutie pie! Love the little "uh uh" sounds!

    teapotsandtrinkets.blogspot.com

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  16. Happy 1st Birthday, Harper! Waverly is almost 6 monts and I get a little sad thinking about her turning one ths summer ... And then I think of all the fun to come (cute dance moves & birthday fun!) and I feel all better!

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  17. wow where has the year gone.. cute colour theme.. I hear you on going all out.. it's fun.. parties are fun no matter what age.. you go for it! I think you need pink lemonade with gold straws! :) CUTE JIGGING... go harpsical.. you little groover...

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  18. Where is the highchair from?

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  19. I've been waiting for this post!! Cannot wait to see photos from her party!

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  20. I can't believe she's almost 1. :) What a beautiful little girl! I think all babies/toddlers are expert at head-butting.

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  21. Hahaha those videos are too cute! And loving the party decor. Can't wait to see pics!!

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  22. Love love love!!! These 1st birthday plans are perfect!! Great minds think alike, my sons 1st bday wasnt really themed either just "birthday partyyy". His nursery too was just "little boy-ish" :) There are always so many styles I love to put together! :)

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  23. looks like its going to be a gorgeous party!! can't wait to see the pics! happy almost birthday Harper! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  24. how cool! I'm sure it will be an awesome party! cute H!

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  25. This is a kind of random and unrelated comment, but do you have any other baby blogs you read? I keep searching for unique and creative baby blogs but they all just kind of seem to copy you!

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  26. Love your b-day party ideas! You may have seen this website already, (where I think one of the cake pictures is from) but the party is super adorable! http://www.stylemepretty.com/2013/01/20/smp-at-home-a-peach-tangerine-1st-birthday-party-from-little-sooti/

    If I lived near you I'd love to make Harper's smash cake! www.jemcakes.tumblr.com

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  27. Looking at these pictures and videos makes me way too excited to have my baby girl in one month! Love the birthday party ideas so far.

    http://perfectlittlehappiness.blogspot.com/

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  28. Ah those videos are killing me! She is literally the cutest baby ever. I'm sure it will be a fabulous party!

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  29. Her hair is getting long :) Pinterest has seriously made everything better!! It makes events 10x better than they used to be lol. I love pink, but the gold is AWESOME what a perfect mix to really make the place sparkle. I feel you on painting the walls, I have contemplated it before at my baby shower. I'm super excited to see the final pictures from her party!!

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  30. Sweet. Girly. Perfect. It'll rock, for sure.

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  31. Even more hilarious are the looks she gives you! What a little ham!

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  32. I'd love to know the brand highchair, please respond with a link!

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  33. Yes, so interested in the high chair!! What is it?

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  34. FIrst, my little girl turned ONE today. Unreal.....I have a one year old!! Her party is on Sat and she is also having a pink ombre cake to smash! A little piece of heaven found on Pinterest!! Im dying from the cuteness that is about to go down. Anyhow, love your Harper and your blog =) xoxo

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  35. Love, Love, LOVE the ombre! I can't wait to start planning Avi's first birthday! How exciting! And Harper is just adorable as always!!!;)

    Marissa
    thesimpleswan.blogspot.com
    A Fashion, Beauty, & Mommy Blog

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  36. What a doll! The birthday colour scheme is lovely, can't wait to see the finished decor/party treats! x

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  37. She is so cute!!! Are you using photoshop to make the collages and your monthly favorite things??

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    1. Thank you! Yes, these are made in photoshop.

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  38. I absolutely love your blog and follow you constantly! I recently started my own after I found out I am expecting. I have a few questions which I'm sure you get all the time so I apologize in advance! Do you like the glider you got? Is it comfortable still? I found a similar style at buy buy baby I liked.
    also how do you add the links to pinterest and instagram on the sidebar?! I'm going crazy looking for those!

    Love the colors and theme of Harper's first birthday! Can't wait to see how it goes!

    http://hughesfamilyadventurebook.blogspot.com/

    Sarah

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  39. I adore this birthday party idea! I came across your blog last year in my first trimester and am now the mama to an awesome son. I can't wait to start planning is first birthday party! I only hope I can be as creative as you!

    Harper is just as cute as ever!

    Maegan

    lovethemama.blogspot.com

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  40. ahhhh i love all of this!! you should be an event coordinator! i'd hire you in a second!
    Monique A.

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  41. Just had my daughter's first birthday party on Sunday with a pink ombre smash cake!! It came out awesome (patting myself on the back) but my Lily was super dainty and we didn't get a real smash oh well :) And she got a crazy sugar high and did the funniest dances. Happy almost birthday to gorgeous Harper!

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  42. Harper is adorable!

    I love your blog. I have been following it religiously since I found I was pregnant with my 5th baby in November 2011 (my surprise post tubal baby!).

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  43. I'm considering naming my first child Harper just so i can call her Harpie Doodle hahaha i can't even handle the cuteness!!!! :-)

    Emily @ hopefulwandering.blogspot.com

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  44. In Harper's defense that second song is much more badass ;-) Can't wait to see how the birthday comes together, good luck!!

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  45. My daughter is having an ombre party and I just found this adorable tutu. Thought you might be interested!
    http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TCPSearch?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&N=0&Ne=&Nao=0&sale=0&url=SearchView&Ntt=ombre

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  46. oh man, that subtle wiggle in the first video CRACKEDMYSHITUP.

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