February 27, 2012 · Posted under Birthday Parties, parties for girls, party decor, pretty in pink
Recently I had the chance to work with none other than Jamielyn Nye of I Heart Nap Time for her daughter Emmalyn’s first birthday party! Jamielyn says, “I knew I wanted to go over the top with my daughter’s first birthday party. My daughter Emmalyn is just about as girly as they come and she LOVES pink. She enjoys trying on my pearls and her bows, so I wanted to tie that into the theme as well. This was my first party that I’ve styled and I had so much fun creating the party decor!”
For a “Pretty in Pink” theme, only one sort of invitation will do – pink, pink, and more pink!
The photo shoot for the invitation was beyond precious.
The party menu included pink lemonade, club wraps, chicken croissant sandwiches, chips, veggies, fruit and strawberry dip. The dessert bar backdrop was made from ruffle fabric, hung with mounting tape. Pommettes from Pom Flair were added in the center to create a focal point. The ribbon banner on the front of the table is by A to Zebra Celebrations.
Pink lemonade was poured into mason jars topped with citrus flower lids and pink striped straws. Jamielyn wrapped each jar with ribbon, lace and twine, securing each in place with glue dots. See the mason jar cups tutorial here.
Jamielyn says, “my favorite upcycle was an old rusty chandelier I found for $5. I turned it into a beautiful pink cake stand trimmed with pearls. It completed the whole dessert table! You can find the tutorial here.”
Sweets included vanilla cake with strawberry filling, red velvet cake pops, royal icing cookies and strawberry cupcakes.
Jamielyn turned an old nightstand (found for $2!) into a candy station. She made dollar store glass vases into pink vases by pouring pink paint inside. Then she filled them with fresh pink flowers to add to the dessert table. You can find tutorials for the nightstand and vases here.
The framed printable sign says “Please take one – thank you for coming to Emmalyn’s first birthday party.”
The gorgeous cookies and cakes were made by Sugar Dreams AZ.
Emmalyn’s smash cake was iced in a beautiful pink rose design.
Polka dot favor bags from Cakes & Kids Too were decorated with ribbon and a printable favor tag. Guests filled their bags with pink gumballs, sixlets, rock candy, gummy bears, suckers and bubble gum sticks.
Thank you so much, Jamielyn! Happy birthday to Emmalyn! : )
Studio photography: Momentology Photography
Styling and photography: I Heart Nap Time
Cake, cookies & cake pops: Sugar Dreams AZ
Invitations, banner, food labels & water bottle labels: Chickabug
Ribbon banner: A to Zebra Celebrations
Poms and pommettes: Pom Flair
Chandelier cake stand: I Heart Nap Time
Straws & favor bags: Cakes & Kids Too
Mason jar lids: We Love Citrus
Funky frames: Cut It Out
Pink candy: Oh Nuts!
Pink tutu and party hat: I Heart Nap Time
Ribbon: The Ribbon Retreat
Ruffle fabric backdrop: Ruffle Fabric
Scalloped pink and white cupcake liners: Jo-Ann’s