I am so excited to announce that I am a Guest Designer for the Decorate to Celebrate Kid-Themed Birthday Party Challenge that runs July 13-26. Amy and Rhonda created this awesome challenge blog to showcase decorations for every celebration. These girls know how to party!
Welcome to Lily's 1st Birthday party! Lily is the daughter of our dear friends and former across-the-street neighbors, Kelly and Brent, and she recently celebrated her first birthday with a giraffe-themed birthday party. Kelly is a Chef and caterer who is known for her killer parties!
This party's inspiration was taken from a children's book that Kelly and Lily love called "A Kiss for Lily" by Lia Nirgad. The story features a giraffe name Lily. So the color scheme for the party was a given -- brown, orange and yellow.
Get ready -- there are lots of pictures! Don't forget, you can click on the pictures to zoom in!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out Miss Lily's fabulous 1st birthday party. And thank you, Amy and Rhonda for featuring me on your blog -- I'm honored!
Digital invitation created in Adobe Photoshop.
Decorated paint cans (partially filled with
sand) with helium balloons were used as
decorations in various places at the party location.
Paint can detail - Cricut cartridges used:
Create-A-Critter and Pooh Font
Guests were invited to write a blessing or birthday
wish for Lily and hang it on the "Blessing Tree."
The large giraffe on the chalkboard was created
using the Animal Kingdom cartridge. She measures
approximately 23" tall.
Kelly painted an old wooden highchair a glossy
bright yellow. I created the min-banner using the
following Cricut cartridges: Pooh Font, Create-A-
Critter and Calligraphy Collection (pennants).
Kelly's mom, Diane created this beautiful fondant
covered cake. They used several different ribbons
on the layers and topped it with a silk flower and a
bejeweled monogram letter "L".
This banner measures about 13' long and is being held by two 23" tall giraffes.
Cricut cartridges used: Animal Kingdom, Pooh Font and Calligraphy Collection.
The cupcake table! Kelly got creative and used plant stands
to hold the cupcakes. Two wooden wine cases were used to
add some elevation.
Here is Miss Lily all decked out in the tutu
and onesie I made for her. Getting her to keep
the hat on proved to be an issue!
The tail totally makes this tutu! I took six long
strips of tulle and braided them; added a loop of
brown marabou and hid the connection under a
piece of giraffe ribbon. I then attached it to the
back of the tutu with some heavy-duty thread.
I hot glued medium sized pale yellow rhinestones to the center
of the gerber daisy. After all, a girl's got to have a little sparkle
and bling on her birthday!
A white onesie with an appliqued number
one and matching birthday hat. A big
thank you to my Mom for doing the
applique on the onesie! We struggled
with the onesie and Mom saved the day!