Monday, August 2, 2010

First Birthday Party - LadyBug extravaganza!!!

My little one recently celebrated her first birthday! I figure soon she'll be picking the theme to her parties (princesses, dora, etc) so I took this opportunity to pick a theme that I could run with. You know I love to plan parties!!

After designing a lady bug invitation for a friends baby shower and she did not pick it as the final design. I knew I had to create the lady bug invitation for Emma's birthday and the Ladybug theme was born!!

Here is the invitation I sent out:


You can buy these invitations in my Etsy shop here:

I had it in my head that I would create most of the paper decorations myself and try to get most of the other party items from Etsy.  I then got crazy busy and ended up relying on wonderful Etsy artists for most everything!

Decorations




The top banner "Happy Birthday" Banner was made by: Expressions by Devin
I made the photo banner of Emma with one photo from each month of the year and used
scalloped circles with ladybugs and the month that were created by: Ciao Bambino


Emma's highchair was decorated with a personalized banner also by: Expressions by Devin

Expressions by Devin also made the flowers that I used for the centerpieces. 
I got the little tin pails at Michaels and adorned them with ribbon and a custom sticker from 




These stickers were great and I used them on the party favors and cups as well. 
Made by The Art of Joy

I had a lady bug basket made by Baskets by Elaina and placed the utensils in it.


The Snoop Dog

I even decorated my dog! 
Snoopy got his very own lady bug collar just for the event



(he really is excited!)

There were also many items I got from Etsy that I forgot to take pictures of but I don't want to leave them out. Here they all are:

I got a custom crown for Emma (which she refused to wear! :( ) Made by Two Little BluebirdsLadybug Felt Crown -- RESERVED  for happyhoundcreative

I got this cute Onesie by Knitty Bitty Apparel  for her to wear for part of the party:
(I forgot to take pictures of her in it but it was so cute on!)

KNITTY BITTY LADYBUG ONESIE------coordinates with knit hat

The little girls at the party got these clippies made by in their goody buckets
Made by: 2darncute
Private Listing for Happyhoundcreative

Thank You Cards

I put these customized matchbook favors in all of the Thank You Cards




I designed the Thank You Cards using Clip art 

And put a custom Address label (similar to the one listed below) made by The Art Of Joy on the envelopes:

(Please note I blurred out my return address a little)

So there you have it! 
The party was a wonderful success and I can't thank the other artists involved enough!!!!

I have put together a treasury as well including the above artists - be sure to check it out and leave some love!!



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9 comments:

  1. Hi Kirby!

    What a beautiful job you did planning and decorating for Emma's party! I love it all. Thanks so much for sharing with me :)

    Jeniene
    Ciao Bambino

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  2. Wow, what a fantastic party! I love the personalized banner with a picture of Emma from each month of her first year. So cute! Thanks so much for sharing her special day with us all! And sorry she refused to wear her crown! :(

    Stephanie
    Two Little Bluebirds

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  3. Emma's party was a HIT! You outdid yourself, and all the artists that you got things from, made it so great!!

    I see more party planning in your future :D

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  4. Fabulous! I love the monthly photo banner, and how "excited" Snoops is about his collar!

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  5. Awesome birthday party! You really did a great job!

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  6. Thanks for the shout out! What a fun party Emma mush have had!

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  9. Hi. I love your ladybug invitation. Where did you find the black fasteners? Thanks!

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