Born to Sparkle 1st Birthday Party at Home

Born to Sparkle 1st Birthday Party at Home

Of course I went all out for Rowan’s 1st birthday party!!  Decorating and party planning is my creative outlet.  Plus, it was much more than a birthday party.  It was an opportunity to gather close friends and family from as far away as Hawaii.  And that, my friends, is what life’s celebrations are all about.

The theme was “Born To Sparkle”, perfectly fitting for Rowan’s sparkly personality.   My vision was all things shimmery and lots and lots of pink.  Rose gold was the primary color and gold glitter was its complement.  I’m a BIG fan of Amazon, so this was the first place I turned for all of my party decor.  Then I searched Etsy for the personalized/custom pieces.

Rowan’s party was everything I envisioned it to be, and I love having captured all the fun in photos and personalized caricature drawings.  Yes, there was a caricature artist!

born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party

The first impression was our entryway that displayed party decor and sparkle lollipops with the note “Thank You for a ONEderful Time!” as party favors.

Rose Gold #1 Balloon | Pink Chiffon Ribbon | Lollipops | Pompom Party Hats | Confetti | Fake Diamond Rocks

born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-borthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party

I’m a lover of all things personalized because it’s unique and feels especially thought-out, so I was was giddy over the personalized confetti and scattered it all across our home.

DIY Flower Wall

I had this flower wall in mind many months before the party.  It turned out so cute and was easy to create!  The challenge was getting the dang washi tape to stick to our textured walls.  I ended up using glue dots to keep them in place, which, in full disclosure, tore paint off the wall.  Nothing a little dab of paint can’t fix!

Directions:

  1. Gather faux flowers and cut individual stems about 4” in length

  2. Cut washi tape in 2” strips

  3. Stick flowers to the wall with washi tape

Happy BDay Gold Glitter Banner | Gold Glitter Scallop Garland | Born To Sparkle Cake Topper | 6“ Cake Stand | Gold Glitter Plates | Fools Gold | Light Box | Confetti

Faux flowers purchased at Michael’s & washi tape purchased at Hobby Lobby

born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party

Food is the biggest component of any party and I didn’t want my focus on this, so we catered the food from a local favorite for a reasonable price… worth every penny! The homemade lemon pies were specially made by my granny. My family loves her lemon pie!

LED String Lights | Flatware Caddy | Rose Gold Plastic Cutlery | Gold Glitter Plates | Pink & Rose Gold Lunch Napkins

born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party

The bar cart normally curates our liquor bottles, but I needed it for the cakes. I wanted a place for people to self-serve themselves a cocktail, so I purchased this clear acrylic tray to create a wet bar.

Clear Acrylic Tray | Rose Gold Plastic Cups | Marble Serving Board | White Colander | Jigger | Bar Spoon With Muddler

born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
rowan-2952.jpg
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party

I wanted the outdoor space to feel like an extension of our home, so I set up the outdoor bar cart as another self-serve station for guests to pour beer from the kegerator.  We also had a cooler filled with mini soft drink varieties and bottled water.  The minis are nice, because often times full size drinks are wasted.

The outdoor blanket was great for babies and small kids to have a place to hang out.  I sprawled out toys and tossed a couple of beach balls in the yard to keep the littles busy.

Beer Glasses | Faux Fiber Outdoor Pillows | Blush Outdoor Pillows | Tassel Pillows | Rattan Tray | Beach Balls | Outdoor Blanket

born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party
born-to-sparkle-little-girl-first-birthday-party

It was the perfect celebration and help from some very special people made it that much more memorable. 

Thank you Malarie Hall Photography for capturing all of these sweet memories.  I’m so thankful for your friendship!

Stem & Flower, thank you for the beautiful, whimsical arrangements.  You brought my vision to life with just one image on Pinterest.

Caricature Artist: Ben, you were so much fun to have at the party!  Your drawings will forever be keepsakes in our homes.

Much-Love-Madina-Script-Alt-TRIM.png
5 Lessons Rowan Has Taught Me - Happy 1st Birthday to Our Little Girl!

5 Lessons Rowan Has Taught Me - Happy 1st Birthday to Our Little Girl!