It turned out to be a beautiful day in Nashville, after the forecast had given me much anxiety, the clouds parted at just the right time, the temperature warmed up for some fun outside activities, and our birthday girl stole the show with her wild antics and sweetness. Here is a recap of Caroline's Lucky Charm 1st Birthday Party! P.S. you can see my initial inspiration board for the party here.
First up, the decor...I went a little nuts when it came to decor and I know it. I started working on all the details way back in December, gathering bits and pieces as I saw them from local stores and I couldn't resist. I made the rag garland for the fireplace mantle and the chandelier, crafted a DIY paper chain backdrop for the sweets table, decorated our favorite chalkboard with all of Caroline's stats, painted "O N E" letters to serve as table decor, and added fresh flowers all around the house for some springtime festiveness and color. Mom was even kind enough to spray paint her wooden high chair pink for Caroline's big smash cake fun, too!
Then it was time to gather the friends and family inside for the big smash cake reveal...we all sang Happy Birthday and let her go! And yes, she is almost naked, except for a bib, hat, and diaper-my babe loves her sweets and we wanted her to go all out on that cake!
Striped Candy Cups, Wooden Utensils: Shop Sweet Lulu
Paper Mache Lanterns, Tissue Paper Fans: Luna Bazaar
Tissue Poms: Pomtree
Chevron #1 Pinata: AbitaAchie
Personalized Birthday Hat and Bib: Dainty Couture
Washi Tape, Baker's Twine, and Cupcake Liners: Cakes and Kids Too
Birthday Hat Sign: Brownyn Hanahan Art
Custom Invites and Party Swag (Food Cards, Favor Tags, Cupcake Tags, Etc): Nico and Lala
Custom Monogram Napkins: Katy's Hallmark
Caroline's Birth Print: Almost Sunday Inc
Local Food Truck: Hoss Burgers
Flowers: Trader Joe's
Party Rentals (Chairs and Tables): Music City Tents and Events