A Very Sweet Birthday Party

A couple of weekends ago we had Savannah’s first birthday party!  I’m still having a hard time accepting that my little baby is now one, but we had a wonderful day with friends celebrating her and the sweet girl she is.  Now I’m warning you, picture overload ahead!

As her birthday got closer I found myself overwhelmed with all the ideas and cute themes out there and I’ll admit it, I had to try really hard to not go overboard.  There’s so many cute things to do!  But I also knew that I wanted to be able to just enjoy the day, keep the stress low, and do something simple and sweet.  I decided to go with a Berry Farm Stand theme and I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out.

Sweet Berry Farm Stand Birthday PartyOne reason I picked this theme was I knew that I could already use  lots of items from around my house to decorate.  Because of this I was able to keep the cost really low, basically buying only the food, plates/napkins, and a couple small things.

Sweet Berry Farm Stand 1st Birthday PartyI created the Farm Stand sign in Photoshop and ordered it from Costco, my favorite place to order large prints on the cheap.  I love collecting old milk bottles so I already had a bunch on hand to create some pretty floral arrangements.  You may also recognize the two wooden crates from this post and this post.

Sweet Berry Farm Stand 1st Birthday Party

I also have to brag on the food because it was ah-mazing!  And it’s okay for me to brag on the food because it was the genius work of someone else.  We were so lucky to have Savannah’s birth mom fly out and visit us for a week and be here for Savannah’s first birthday.  We had a lovely visit, open adoption is wonderful!  Her birth mother also happens to be a kitchen mastermind and she planned out the food.  I loved cooking next to her in the kitchen, and I love that I’ll have those memories to share with Savannah as she grows.

Sweet Berry Farm Stand 1st Birthday PartySavannah took us all by surprise when it came to eating her cake.  Knowing her silly, wild personality I thought she was going to go crazy on the cake and get it all over but except for one little face-plant she ate it so daintily.  What a little lady.

Sweet Berry Farm Stand 1st Birthday PartySweet Berry Farm Stand 1st Birthday PartyI’m so thankful to everyone who came and celebrated this special day with us.  We sure love our sweet girl, she brings us more joy than we could have ever imagined.

Sweet Berry Farm Stand 1st Birthday PartyI’m sure you can all relate to the feeling of the first year just flying by.   How has it been one year already?  I’m amazed at how much Savannah has grown and changed and I’m so thankful that I have these pictures to remember it by.  Each month I took a picture of Savannah in the same spot on our house and then added the text using Photoshop to write down a few notes on each month.

Monthly Baby Pictures for the First Year

Happy 1st Birthday Savannah!  Can’t wait to enjoy year #2 with you!

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12 Responses to A Very Sweet Birthday Party

  1. It’s gorgeous! I love all the pictures, particularly of your family and the wonderful photo montage of Savannah’s first year. It was heartwarming to hear that Savannah’s birth mother was able to be part of the celebrations. The apple pie caramel apples sound particularly delicious!

    • Brie @Darling Doodles says:

      Thank you! Having Savannah’s birth mom was one of the best parts of the celebrations. And yes, the apple pie caramel apples were amazing, they were my favorite part! It is definitely a recipe I am going to have to recreate and share on the blog!

  2. Melissa-in-NJ says:

    what a great job you did! Can you tell me what you mean by large prints from Costco? Is that just a blowup “photo” or did Costco back it with foam core or did you? I am hosting an event so I’m picking ppl’s brains. very cute, different theme. congrats!

    • Brie @Darling Doodles says:

      Thanks Melissa! The photo is simply a large (12×18) photo from Costco that I glued onto some cardboard to make it a little stiffer. I actually used the piece of cardboard that Costco puts in with the photo to keep it from bending. Hope that helps, good luck with your event!

  3. ellen patton says:

    It was a delightful party! The food was delicious and it was all around lots of fun!

  4. What a gorgeous party! Love! That table of food is picture perfect!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Love the pictures. How did you do the Monthly baby pictures, is there a template, I want to do something g like that for my baby girl?


  6. Donna says:

    I too would love to know how you did the monthly baby pictures. Would love to help my daughter in law do for my new grandson !

  7. Jennifer says:

    I too would love to know how you did the monthly photo/likes/dislikes/accomplishments page. Do you have a template?

  8. Kim says:

    And I am also wondering how you did the monthly pictures with the text? An app? It’s adorable! Thanks!

    • Brie @Darling Doodles says:

      I simply took Savannah’s picture in the same spot every month (in front of a wall in our kitchen) and then added the text using Photoshop.

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