You have got to check out the details in this party submitted by Kristal Childs out of Longview TX USA; they are simply stunning!
First Birthday Garden Party
With love and laughter, joy and smiles, family and friends celebrate the first year of life. The celebration of life is always best curated with the earth’s creations such as the floral beauties found in this garden party. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this celebration.
Here are a few elements you won’t want to miss:
- Gorgeous floral arrangements
- Floral garland photo backdrop
- Simple yet stunning white cake
- Aspen tree card holders
- Single flower cupcake toppers
- Shimmering gold table covers, runners, and backdrops
- Handmade crayon roll favors
- Food and dessert Labels
- and MORE!
Stylist: Kristal Childs
First Birthday Garden Party Details:
This is what Kristal said about styling this event- “I love being able to provide specialty and vintage rentals through my company Pursuing Eden Rentals, and I get to design several photo shoots and events each year as a stylist at Kristal Childs. So, it didn’t take long after our sweet daughter, Arden Rose, was born for everyone to start asking what her first birthday party theme would be and how we would decorate!
Most importantly, my husband and I wanted the party to be a place for our family and friends to gather together, spend time with those we don’t get to see often, and especially to celebrate AR’s big day! My parents, Arden Rose’s DeDe and Grandpa, enjoy cultivating their yard and flower gardens, so I decided their beautiful backyard would be the perfect place to party. Arden Rose’s personality is dainty, soft spoken and reserved, so we thought the design should be girly and organic, with a touch of glam.
The first detail we chose was the fabric for AR’s party dress, which DeDe lovingly made by hand. The embroidery work was done by a local shop, Under the Pecan Tree Embroidery. With the coral, peach, tangerine and pink color palette selected, we were ready to plan! To welcome everyone to the party, we set up a display of AR’s month-by-month photos and a time capsule box for guests to write notes, advice or scripture for her to open when she turns 16.
We used the market cart and other props to create the feel of a fresh flower market. Curved under a grove of trees, we set out mismatched chairs and barnwood benches around a long row of tables with organic loose weave cotton and gold sequin runners which showcased amazing florals by La Bella Blooms. Since July in Texas is hot and humid, we opted for a morning brunch party and served scones from Kern’s Bake Shop, donuts from Shipleys, fresh fruit, quiche and gluten free muffins made by my sweet friend. Organic milk and orange juice were offered in the cutest little milk bottles, displayed in a vintage baby bathtub.
I hand-lettered in gold all of the eats and treats signs. The sweets buffet, cake stands and gold sequin backdrop showcased AR’s smash cake, which was also made with love by her DeDe. With little ones running around, we wanted to serve food on paper plates, but they had to be cute! I found the perfect, brown kraft paper plates with scalloped gold trim at PaperMart. Arden Rose is blessed with the best Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and friends, who all came to celebrate with us.
I made a backdrop of flowers for AR to open gifts in front of and I think this was my favorite spot at the whole party! Seeing her precious face light up with each present brought so much joy to us and to our guests. Arden Rose is one loved little girl. Her favorite gifts were her books, vintage piano from her great-grandmother “Temah”, and her dolls, espe cially Polly, handmade by DeDe in a matching party dress. To thank all of the littles for coming, we made coloring books full of AR’s favorite things, and DeDe made felt crayon caddies, staying in the party’s color palette.
Playtime in the yard consisted of bubbles, foam noodle games and other toddler toys, and it was a big hit too, with quilts ready in the shade for cooling off when needed. We decided to hire professional photographers Jill and Kay to capture the memories for us, and I am so glad we did! I am very thankful we can look back on these photos in years to come and remember all the wonderful details: smiles shared, hugs given, prayers lifted up, and memories made.”
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