Saturday saw Rosalie’s first birthday party. I can’t believe my little baby is one year old!
We had a small, afternoon tea party with family and friends.
As anticipated, I went a little overboard with the decor and buffet. Although it looked pretty and was very instagram worthy even if I do say so myself.
The tassel garland was an ebay find. I designed it myself, choosing the colours, and the number of tassels I wanted. The garland was really cheap too at only £7.76 plus delivery. I must confess, I did not anticipate having to twist up the tassels myself. It wasn’t too difficult and instructions are included to show you how to do this. Once I’d done a few I soon got the hang of it and it was actually quite relaxing. Now Rosalie’s party is over I have hung the garland up in her bedroom above her cot.
The paper pom poms were another DIY from ebay although these were a little more expensive. Although it probably only seems that way because I over ordered! Again, you just choose the colour you want. I ordered pink, white, mint green and lavender as that was the colour scheme I had picked. I chose size medium and I ordered 4 of each colour (I was enticed by the by 3 get the 4th free offer…) I only used 2 of each colour in the end though.
The picture bunting was another DIY. I had thought about buying an Instagram memory box and hanging up the Polaroid’s as bunting. To keep costs down I decided to just print my own pictures onto photo paper. I cut them out and pegged those onto some raffia I had lying around.
Rosalie’s Newborn to 12 month pictures I made myself using pages on my mac but you could do this on word too. I just selected the pictures, positioned them and added some font. I framed these in some Ikea frames and gifted them to Rosalie’s grandparents after the party.
The blackboard I made with the help of Grandad Steve. This will be a permanent fixture in our kitchen so Rosalie can doodle on there as she pleases. The ‘Rosalie is one’ design I found on pinterest. I did this free hand using pastel chalk pens I had bought from amazon. I wouldn’t recommend purchasing these as they ran out before I had even finished the title so I had to resort to good old fashioned chalk for the rest of it.
The felt pom pom garland is from toucan, this normally hangs in Rosalie’s bedroom.
The happy birthday banner is from a lovely little company. I love this, It’s just perfect and brings the birthday decor all together.
The pink, stripey paper straws I ordered from ebay.
So that’s it! A few simple decs and diy’s that made Rosalie’s first birthday party extra special. What are you planning for you little one’s next birthday?
You can view a video of Rosalie’s first birthday party prepations here.