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.
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, Amazon, Shindigz, Michael's and Tiny Princess Bowtique
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!