Adelyn's {1st} Birthday Party

Adelyn's 1st Birthday Party was so much fun to plan. As most of you know, one of my favorite things to do is plan a cute party.  That's why I have a Birthday Party Link-up Page right here at Happily Mother After...and many of you have already linked up! 

This party was, by far, one of my absolute favorites since it was my little girl's very first. Boy parties are fun to plan. I certainly enjoyed planning Brody's Bug Party, Train Party, and Airplane Party; but there is something inside that makes me abundantly giddy when planning girly parties. I chose a lemonade-themed party for Adelyn's first, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. 

As always, the first order of business was to find a cute party invitation to set the mood. Thanks to Monica from the Lemonade Design Studio, I found the perfect invite for all of our guests. Monica captured the theme perfectly and was so easy to work with.

Created by Lemonade Design Studio

Since I had a ton of leftover fabric from all of the weekly photos I took of Adelyn over the first year of her life, I decided to put the scrap fabric to good use and incorporated it throughout the party as much as possible. 

Though I can take credit for making most of the decorations at Adelyn's party, I cannot take credit for the most memorable and talked about item at the party.  One of the biggest uses of all the fabrics was this quilt made by Kristy from The Vintage Clothespin. Kristy's Etsy shop is one of my favorites. Her work is flawless, and I would definitely use her again.  I couldn't be happier with how Adelyn's keepsake quilt turned out. It's something we both will cherish for years to come. Plus, it made a great backdrop for Adelyn's first taste of cake!

Quilt created by The Vintage Clothespin

She was a little unsure of what to do with the birthday cake, but after a little persuading she cautiously dug in.

And, of course, after your belly is full of birthday cake the only thing left to do is rip through some presents and make a huge mess.

We are so thankful for family and friends that made this a very special birthday party for Adelyn. It was a bittersweet day of celebrating as we also said our final goodbyes {before moving to Texas} to some of the dearest people we have been blessed to call friends.

Oh! And I cannot forget this precious birthday outfit my mom made for Adelyn's first birthday party. It, too, was made out of the scrap fabric from some of her weekly photos. I am so blessed to have such a talented mother who, each year, is so willing to jump into the birthday-party-craziness with me! Love you, Mom!

The first year is always a blur with so many special moments to remember. That's why I wanted to capture as much as I could through pictures and keepsakes.  My wish is that each of my children will enjoy reminiscing with me through this blog one day when they are older.  They are both so very precious to me, and each moment that passes is something worth holding onto.

Happy 1st Birthday, my sweet little girl!

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  1. Can you plan Annabelle's first birthday?! This looks amazing!

    1. haha I know better than can plan an amazing party, I'm certain! ;)

  2. What a fantastic party. Every detail is great! If you aren't a party planner, you should be! Moms would be beating down your door to have you plan their child's party.

    1. That's very sweet of you to say!...though I'm not sure it would be as much fun for me to plan parties for other kids. I'm partial to my own littles. :)

  3. The fact that you hung that beautiful quilt on the wall was genius to start with, but all your paperie decorations just melted my heart. As you might guess I am a bit of a paper junkie! Visiting via "WakeUpWednesday" linkup

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the sweet words. I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit!

  4. What a cute party, Lauren! I love the touches of color you added with the fabric. And I can't help but crave a glass of lemonade after reading this :)

    1. Haha! If I could send you a glass, I would! Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. I really enjoyed mixing fabrics and colors...something that would normally scare me! ;)

  5. Glad to see this eye catching pictures of crazy birthday. Will plan such a pretty event for my niece turning four next month. Will see some unique Chicago venues online with catering ideas. Cake and cookies are tried and tested from a renowned bakery. Will buy some return gifts for little kids also.

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