With my daughters second birthday quickly approaching I wanted to take a moment and let you take a peek at what was her 1st birthday party.
Traditionally, with many Hispanic families especially Dominicans, the 1st birthday party tends be a grand event filled with many invitees, liquor and loud music.
Apart from budget constraints, I nixed the whole "my super sweet 1st birthday party" and went with a small intimate child friendly event.
I wanted the children to enjoy themselves and most importantly I wanted my daughter to be awake interacting with everyone and exploring all the details of her birthday.
Her Invitation custom made from an Etsy Seller
For Naliya's 1st Birthday last year, I decided I wanted to go with a ladybug theme. I am not exactly too sure why I wanted a ladybug theme but I figured it would be super cute.
I suppose that was the only birthday I was able to choose considering this year we are going with an Elmo theme. She has this new found love for Elmo, I love how excited she gets when she sees him.
I purchased all of the decor and party supplies from Etsy
, Michael's and Tiny Princess Bowtique
Goody box with custom label
Back of Goody box
DIY wall decor: wood ladybug & pipecleaners
Each child received a ladybug box to put their piñata candies in as well as ladybug antennas instead of a party hat. We also blew bubbles and applied temporary ladybug tattoos.
I used red and black tulle to dress up the rental chairs a bit and a green foil ballon weight with stars as the center piece for the tables.
I bought her cake at Costco, I requested the color theme for the flowers. The foam ladybugs and pipe cleaners I made squiggly were from Michael's. Her cake topper was from an Etsy seller also made of foam.
Tutu and headband with bow by TIny Princess Bowtique
Custom Party Hat by Esty Seller
I prepared party favorites such as tatter tots, mac and cheese, pig in a blanket, nuttella cups and sandwiches, pb&j and meatballs. Thank God for Costco!
I used ribbon, ballon ribbon, streamers, wall decals and DIY'd some ladybugs to decorate the space, which at the time was the local for my store.
Below are a few pictures. Hope you enjoy my ideas!