Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sweetie Pie First Birthday Party


Selah's first birthday was so much fun! We had a sweetie-pie themed evening with friends, family, and lots and lots of pie. I can't believe my little girl is already one... I can honestly say this has been the best year of my life. We were blessed with the sweetest daughter in the world, and her little pie party was just perfect.

As much as I love creating beautiful events, it's important to remember that your measure as a mom isn't defined by how great a party is.. It's about celebrating your child in the everyday. Of course I love hearing your feedback, but just keep that little nugget in mind as you read through. Then, go play with your little ones! P.s. Selah ate a scrambled egg today, so I'm feeling like a lottery winner :)

You will also notice a secondary theme in this event: all of the accessories and decor for this party was handmade by small-business moms. I love seeing the disparate talents of mothers from all around the world coming together to create such a beautiful result. How exciting is that?! Whenever you get the chance, make the intentional decision to support handmade shops, small businesses, and other moms.
Pie-smash pictures were taken by Nikki Riggs of NikRiggsPhoto. She's a baby-wearing superstar of a photographer, and if you are in the Central Texas area, she's your lady. I adore how she captured the brightness of Selah's eyes, her joyful spirit, and the sheer glee at getting to have a whole pie to herself! 


The invitations were made by my amazingly talented blog friend, Sara Hinkle. She is a freelance illustrator (and mommy extraordinaire). If you are interested in your own custom illustration, you can contact Sara via e-mail at sarawithoutanhblog@gmail.com or via Twitter @sarawithoutan_h



Selah's felt party hat was a custom handmade piece by Amanda Pfeffer of Just A Squidge. It was excruciatingly adorable, and featured a bluebird in a party hat, a number 1, a piece of cherry pie, and the brightest red cherry topped it all off!  It is a memento that I will treasure forever. It took some tricky moves to get the hat tied on, but Selah forgot all about it once the pie arrived!

The ribbon garland, which was absolute perfection, was made by Nancy of A to Z Celebrations

The Sweetie Pie wreath was created by Kristin Bourdier of Fanciful Felt by Bourdiers. It was the perfect welcoming note to our little pie party. I loved how the felt 'crust' even replicates the lattice work on a pie!


The dessert table featured pie-pops, little mini pies, hand pies, and plenty of regular sized pies too. I the evening had a nostalgic and laid-back feel to it, which fit the occasion perfectly.  


I sewed the felt party streamers myself! It was the easiest sewing task ever.. don't be afraid to try :) Just cut little rectangles of felt and zip through the middle of each with your machine. Viola! 
The pie pops were as easy as.. pie! Use a cookie cutter to cut out matching crusts, fill, and seal with a lollipop stick. The kiddos especially liked the portable pie pops :) 
Selah's tiny friends had lots of fun! Aaand lots of pie!
Custom blocks from Michelle Swingle of StackBlocks added the perfect touch to the mantle! (Aand Selah loves to play with these, now. She is quite the pro at stacking.)
 The red and aqua Happy Birthday banner was crafted by Jean FitzGibbons of KeriKatDesigns. It's beautifully finished and hand appliqued. It makes me smile to think of all the years of use we will have with this sweet banner. 
One of my favorite touches to the evening were the party favors for  kiddos. Tiny rolling pins and felt apples from Mud Pie Kids made up little 'make your own pie' kits for everyone to take home. 



  That's it! My little girl is one. Here's to many more years of fun with my little sweetie-pie!

Lots of love,
Lindsey






58 comments:

  1. Aw, how sweet everything is! And she is such a cutie! Everything looks wonderful! xxx

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  2. Please put this whole post in a magazine or something. It deserves it.

    BEAUTIFUL and so so fun! Way to go for making it so memorable and pretty!

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  3. Lindsey this is literally the cutest and most creative party I've ever seen!!!! LOVE IT!

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  4. What a creative theme! I love all of the handmade decor :-)

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  5. Oh, this is beautiful! I happen to love those colors. ;) Happy 1st birthday, sweet girl!

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  6. Selah is so incredibly adorable! Happy Birthday little one! Thanks for letting me participate in making your day so special!

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  7. Oh I LOVE this!! Great photos, decor, and what a cutie pie she is!!

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  8. This is STUPID CUTE!!!!!!!!! Will you come throw my baby's 1st birthday party for me???? :)

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  9. Love this theme!! Looks like it turned out perfect!

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  10. What an awesome theme and gorgeous pictures!

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  11. such a cute idea to have the pie... who needs cake! following back from the hop!!

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  12. This is such a great party idea! So adorable! Thanks for following! I'm following back!

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  13. oh my gosh i love pie. i MUST make pie pops.

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  14. Now that is a FUN birthday party theme!!! Looks like she had the BEST time which is exactly what matters, right?! :)

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  15. What an absolutely PERFECT party theme!! I love it so much!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and giving me a visit. I love your cute blog!! :)

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  16. I LOVE this theme. The pie was the perfect touch. So stinkin cute. ...and oh those sticky fingers! :-)

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  17. What a fabulous party! I love love love the theme- so precious!

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  18. That is the cutest party theme ever! I have never even seen it before, love it!

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  19. This party theme is just precious as can be! I wish I was that creative, nice work!

    xo Shane

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog and being a new follower! Your daughter's first birthday looked amazing! I can't wait to have kids and be creative like this! Ps- I have not tried macaroons yet but hope to try it soon!

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  21. What a sweet birthday party! The pies look amazing!! Visiting from the blog hop :)

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  22. This is one of the most adorable, original party ideas I have seen in a long time. Everything looks so perfect! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I'm a new follower.

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  23. Hi Lindsey! I agree - these blog hops definitely have been the highlight of my week. Thanks for stopping my blog, and allowing me to "hop" by yours! Your photography is breathtaking - I'm jealous of your mad camera skills.

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  24. What an adorable party! I love that you used so many small businesses...you are absolutely right in emphasizing the need to celebrate your child every day.

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  25. Hi thanks for stopping by B is for Becky!!!!

    These pictures are beautiful! The cutest 1st birthday party ever! I love everything about it.

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  26. OMG this is way too cute. I want to have one for myself haha! I love everything you put together for the party! Thanks for stopping by nice to meet you too! I'm your newest follower! Have a great rest of the week :)
    Stay Crafty x0x0
    Jess

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  27. What a super cute party!!! And beautiful photos!!

    Cute cute blog!
    Ashley

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  28. Oh my gosh! How adorable! I love it! What a fabulous idea. And those pictures are too precious...

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  29. these pictures are great! what an adorable party! i love all the details and things you had for it!

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  30. Oh my word...those photos are so fun!!! My two guys both have birthdays in the next three months and I may just have to borrow a few decor ideas you've done here!! :)

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  31. AHHH! This is the cutest! Love those heart shaped pies on a stick:)

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