Today's post is a first birthday party for my lil guy.
I can't believe I'm actually saying "first birthday". I know every mother feels like this, but he is my last baby; it's more shocking to me now. (Insert crying mama, whaaaa)
All photography was done by the talented Megan Long Photography.
I decided I wanted to preserve his "baby face innocence", so I went with his silhouette as the main focal point of the party. Tania Fischer Designs created his exact silhouette, she's amazing. I just sent over a picture and wal-lah! This is a close up and then I added the details.
Choosing colors was pretty easy. His birthday is in October so I wanted to use orange, then I just built around that. I didn't want just his handsome lil face everywhere so I also incorporated bow ties. Sweet Jelly Parties helped collaborate with styling and props.
First up for the details the kids table. I used little favor boxes that were bow ties and looked like a man's shirt. I had Wendy's Printable Parties create these for me. I also added some fun big nose glasses on the plates. More details included: large bow ties that adorned each chair with each child's initial on them and a silhouette printed bag to hold the utensils that Sweet Jelly Parties printed.
I had a favor stand set up and I called it the "Grooming Station". This included stick on mustaches and bow ties to take for each child to take.
Here are some detail shots.
One thing I wanted to have was a donation jar to have all proceeds go to a charity in lieu of gifts for Grayson this year. The charity I chose was The Confetti Foundation. So I set up a donation jar and of course had to decorate it to match. We received a little over $200 in Grayson's name and we couldn't have been happier.
The Dessert table was pretty impressive. Jamie with Sweet Jelly Parties made the Canopy backdrop. I had such lovely artists donate their talent for this and their artistry is just spectacular! The silhouette stamp was made by Jessica Lynn Original who can make just about anything into a stamp. I used this to stamp the to go goodie bags with.
Let's start with the beautiful cake. Mallory with The French Confection Co. made this two tier stunner and it included my lil guy's silhouette. Mallory also made the Pumpkin Macaroons and Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. The adorable cake topper in his name and the 1's were by Kylie with Made by a Princess.
These yummy brown sugar and pumpkin cupcakes were by Maeg's Bakes cakes and those adorable toppers with the bow ties and they said, "Grayson" were from Des with [Desi]gn cakes and cupcakes.
The very clever and talented Marie with Sweets Indeed made these Candy Kabobs and included Gray's silhouette. Aren't these so cool?
The caramel apples were yummy and these were made by Rosario with Sugar Studio. The Krispie 1's were from one of my go to gals, Wendy with Cravings by Wendy. These yummy Cake Pops were by Ingrid with Sweets by Gigi
Lastly, but certainly not least the birthday boy and his big sister.
I want to THANK all the AMAZING vendors I used. Lots of them from local areas for Southern California. I couldn't have pulled this off without you.
Printables + Styling: Just a little Sparkle
Styling Collaboration + Prop Rental: Sweet Jelly Parties
Custom Silhouette Image: Tania Fischer Designs
Silhouette Stamp: Jessica Lynn Original
Printable Bow Tie box: Wendy's Printable Party
Cake Toppers: Made by a Princess
Cake + Cookies + Macaroons: The French Confection Co.
Caramel Apples: Sugar Studio
Krispie 1's: Cravings by Wendy
Candy Kabobs: Sweets Indeed
Cake Pops: Sweets by Gigi
Cupcakes: Maegs Bakes Cakes
Cupcake toppers: [Desi]gn Cakes & Cupcakes
Photography: Megan Long Photography