Update: Kalia’s Party was chosen as Party of the Week, then Fan Favorite and then won Party of the month for September over at the amazing Project Nursery, thank you!!!
Kalia’s 2nd Birthday Party can be found here– another DIY filled party- a “dress up” theme!
I LOVED planning, crafting, thrifting and executing Kalia’s 1st birthday party. Since Kalia is only one, she is not really into much; besides chewing anything that is not food- and I had trouble creating a party theme around that…
So, I created a simple feminine look for her first birthday party. Lots of pink, glitter and flowers for my little girl!
1- Yard Sale Frame- $5.00 (the frame contained Kalia’s 1-11 monthly pictures & were hung with ribbon and glittered clothespins)
2 & 8- DIY Cake Stands– Thrifted Plates & Candleholders $6.49 Click here for the DIY!
3- Thrifted Vases- $1.82
4- Glass wine bottles 2 on table and 2 glass jars- FREE from personal use! (Glitter DIY)
5- Thrifted Floral Foam to stick straws in- $0.50
6- Thrifted White Frame- – $0.50
7- Keep Calm Print & Frame (already owned) Keep Calm and Eat A Cupcake- FREE Created at home
9- DIY Tablecloth- Thrifted twin sheet $1.99 No sewing of course! (See my other no sew ruffled tabelcloth)
(Any serveware/dishware was already previously owned by me, if you have specific questions, Please ask!)
|Close up frame shot Added 8-18 due to emails & comments= Thank you =)|
As you can see, most of the items were thrifted and then I worked a little DIY magic. The most expensive part was purchasing the pink spray paint; I needed about four bottles for the frame and the high chair (below).
Balloon name glitter– Kalia’s name in glitter! DIY is here!
Pink Highchair– thrifted for $7 and spray painted pink (this was my happiest find, it was on my FIRST thrift trip out to begin planning Kalia’s party) The bunting with her initials in glitter was leftover thrifted fabric from her nursery.
Number one paper flower- Tutorial is here!
Beautiful crown- purchased via Etsy Prop Shop Boutique
I did a Greek Fest! The Greek food I chose to cook is very easy to prepare the night before and even better to do so because it allows the food to marinate longer.
Since everything is already made, I am free to decorate and bake the next day (Nick had to grill the chicken, but that was all the food prep the next day)
Entire menu (not all pictured): chicken souvalaki, hummus, tzatziki, feta and artichoke dip and Greek village salad.
For dessert, I made a chocolate cake, cupcakes and these adorable marshmallows I found on Pinterest via MommyGaga. I have NEVER baked cake or really much of anything, so it was quite a feat. I will get better over time, so I am happy Kalia is only one and did not notice! Kalia did not enjoy the cake, but she loved my homemade hummus!
Thank you for checking out Kalia’s 1st Birthday! Please let me know if there are any DIYs you would like to see on A Bubbly Life from the party!
Did you have a themed first birthday party? Let me know in the comments!
Most of the photos were done by Xolexo Photo (some shown are mine) Check her out on Facebook!
Thank you Lexi for the beautiful photos!