Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life: The Party!

Conrad's first birthday celebration was a little over a week ago and I am so excited to share the photos with you!
The color scheme came from our Christmas tree and other seasonal decor around the house...gold, copper & ivory.

We often call Conrad, "C", so when we were designing the invitation, I wanted to use the initial instead of his full monogram. The "C" was present throughout many party elements. I was very tempted to have my favorite florist make a "C" wreath that matched the exact font, but instead of paying $300, I decided to give it a shot myself. It turned out okay.

On the kids tables, I set out gift centerpieces instead of using vases because inevitably, they would be knocked down by one of the little ones (probably my 2 year old!).

Jingle bell wreath ornaments served as favors which helped tie in the theme of the party.

Cinnamon hot chocolate...so yummy!

We had a make-your-own parfait station along with other breakfast goodies.

One of the party activities was a pull string pinata that matched the color scheme as well.

Face first!

The three of us...Nicklaus would not stand still long enough to join us!

All photography by Angela from Bella Smile.

A few party details you might be interested in:

* Invitation, favor sign, hot chocolate sign, napkins & cup stickers were all designed by my talented friend Hayley Hardcastle.
* Tiered cake & smash cake from Ooh La La.
* Custom bib designed by another talented friend, Amanda Skelton Yocum. Find her Etsy store here!
* The pinata came from Birchangel Pinatas through Etsy. Joylyn was so great to work with! She customized the pinata with the party colors and even took my order at the last minute.
* Linens were from Distinctive Details here in Houston and the table and chairs came from another Houston firm, A Finer Event.
* Caspari wrapping paper found at The Container Store.
* Apothecary jars came from Pottery Barn.


colleen banman said...

fabulousness overload! what a unique party! so classy and well done! i love all the details...my favorite: the simple packages for centerpieces- so great!

nice job, thanks for sharing!

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a darling and classy party! That would be great for even an adult party.

Very good job and Happy Birthday to the little one.


Susan Crabtree said...

you "lassoed the moon" on this one-everything looks wonderful! Happy New Year!

Shelley said...

Everything looks WONDERFUL!!! So glad he had a great party!

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

Love the use of seasonal colors and decor! Pretty!
Your first shot at the "C" wreath turned out great!

Sandi said...

Beautiful party! And I love your tree.

Enchanted Expectations said...

This was beautiful. A very Chic childs party. I love it!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Beautiful party, Christi! I love how you made it sophisticated!

Have a Happy New Year!

Cari @ Socially Circled said...

Awesome party! I love the cake!!!

Style Scout said...

What a beautiful, sophisticated first birthday! Love your blog...so glad I came across you!

Mommy Jenny said...

Love this party! My favorite picture, though is the flower arrangements with the "S is for scooter pictures." Where did you get those amazing vintage alphabet pictures?

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