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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @sarawithoutan_h
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.
Lots of love,