Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Laylas First Birthday Party: Shes A GEM

As promised, im sharing all of Layla's "SHES A GEM" themed FIRST birthday party details on the blog today. I know ive been super MIA lately, life is busy as a family of four in the best way and im soaking up all the time i have with these babies while theyre little and home with me.  We are going from one adventure to the next and its been the best year ever.  Her party was so special and so much fun. We wanted it to be really feminine and sweet just like she is! Florals, and purple, and a little sparkle, and of course gems and geodes! It was whimsical meets bohemian and everyone knows i love to party plan, but i swear after their first bday i cool it down and do simple for a few years until theyre old enough to even know its their birthday and what that means. lol.  So Cashs birthday next month is going to be simple mellow and minimal but Still special of course.  Anyhow, i went all out for my son and his first bday so i knew i had to for her as well, and what mama doesnt love any excuse to go all out on girly stuff when its their first year with their first baby girl!? right?!

Have fun checking out the details below, i tried to link most of the places we found things or how i made things for you guys. If you have questions write me below in the comments section!
My bestie made the cakes and my sister made the cupcakes. Its always nice to have helping hands when youre hosting a party and have a zillion things to do! Both sets of parents were so awesome to help out as well and pick up balloons and bring cookies and help set up! SO thankful for family that loves my little girly!

^^^Gem crown was custom made by The Unicorns Princess & i just added some flowers to it (which in hindsight i probably wouldnt have now looking back because she looked a little bit like Julius Caesar lol! I think if you cant have the flowers wrap all the way around its a no go! So if you purchase a gem crown from this shop make sure you leave it as is (:  ^^^
Alot of you asked about this dress! The back is even cuter, its open back! ive linked here (its the first one):

I also added some other options that i tried on or actually purchased but ended up going with this cute free people rose colored maxi dress. The front slits are so cute, i love the cap see through sleeves and the open back cut out V is so so cute! its on sale for $99!!Im wearing an XS for reference. Im also loving that Lucy Paris blush romper and bought it but it was a little too long on me (im 5'4) and they didnt have XS so someone needs to scoop that up asap.

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"Shes A Gem" and "ONE" banner were custom made c/o: Hooray Everyday  IG: @hoorayeveryday
GIANT White Balloons c/o Confetti Crown Party Designs IG: Confetticrown and their packaging is so adorable!

^^^The boys got to paint their own wooden snakes, and the girls made star wands, they also painted diamonds as you can see here. we had a little bounce house and all the kids were in the pool. Having plenty of activities to occupy the kiddos is always a must.  The pinata was a hit too (of course)!

^^^some of the littlest party goers^^^

^^^DIY ombre dip dyed gauze backdrop made by me.. not exactly how i pictured it but worked out well (: ^^^

^^^Susie Cakes made theeee cutest and yummiest sugar cookies! ^^^

Cake Topper "ONE" and diamond silver and gold cupcake toppers c/o: Paperly Press

Hand made these tassels and dip dyed them

This adorable air filled Layla sign is still going strong a month later! It was the cutest extra touch of decor above all the kids swimming in the pool/jacuzzi.  You can find it here c/o: Dsign Paper Shop IG: Dsignpapershop

I bought a ton of flowers from trader joes and put together these floral arrangements to dress up the party and make it really feminine and whimsical but still have a bohemian feel.  My MIL was so sweet and found me eucalyptus from her florist because i couldnt track it down anywhere.

I I made these tablecloths using Gauze and dip dyed them mixing different colors of dye. I also DIY tthese gold geometric shapes using wood sticks from michaels craft store and also cake pops and spray painted them. I also spray painted rocks and bought amethyst clusters on amazon.